8 Make Ahead Summer Side Dishes

side dishes Hey ya’ll. I know summer isn’t officially here yet but I’m already in summer cooking mode. There will be all types of potlucks and cookouts this summer so I’ve started gathering recipes for my summer shin digs. Here are 8 recipes on my to-do list so don’t be surprised if you see variations of these on the blog this summer. The thing they all have in common is that they can be made ahead and transported to any event without worrying about reheating. Also they’re not the standard potato salad and baked beans which is a plus in my book. Do you have any staple summer side dishes? If so let me know in the comments.

1. Dill, Chickpea, & Feta Salad – Chow.com

2. Peas, Herb, and Rice Pilaf – Good Housekeeping.com

3. Spicy Marinated Raw Zucchini – RealSimple.com

4. Black Bean Salad w/ Corn, Peppers, and Avocado – Once Upon a Chef.com

5. Bean Salad with Bacon, & Chive RealSimple.com

6. Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette – EatingWell.com

7. Bell Pepper Slaw – Food Network.com

8. Cracked Wheat Salad with Nectarines, Parsley, and Pistachios

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