Summer is the time for coleslaw, salads and lots of fresh produce. Check out our favorite side dishes to serve al fresco while keeping you cool!

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Grilled Corn and Potato Salad

Try a new take on potato salad with spicy jalapeños, creamy mustard and fresh corn.

Grilled Corn and Potato Salad

Malt Vinegar Slaw

This tangy slaw makes a perfect side for fried fish or grilled sandwiches.

Malt Vinegar Slaw

Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

Asian-inspired beans are the perfect side dish at any picnic.

Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

Cucumber-Mint Salad

Serve this dish alongside grilled salmon for a refreshing and healthy meal.

Cucumber-Mint Salad

Sweet Potatoes and Corn

Both main ingredients in this side dish are in season during the summer!

Sweet Potatoes and Corn

Balsamic Potato and Green Bean Salad

Bring this salad to your next block party. The dressing is spoil-proof!

Balsamic Potato and Green Bean Salad

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Butter

This cheesy corn is bound to go quickly at your next picnic or barbeque so make enough for seconds!

Grilled Corn with Parmesan Butter

Tomato and Feta Salad

Sweet cherry tomatoes pair perfectly with salty feta cheese in this easy side dish.

Tomato and Feta Salad

Seashore Shrimp Salad

Juicy shrimp and creamy avocado keeps you feeling energized...and hungry for more!

Seashore Shrimp Salad

Tomato and Orzo Salad

Sweet corn and tangy vinegar make this side dish a summer classic.

Tomato and Orzo Salad

Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Super tasty and full of nutrients: Avocadoes are a great source of fiber and vitamin C!

Avocado Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Pasta Salad with Herb Pesto and Peas

Get your veggie fix with this colorful and healthy pasta salad.

Pasta Salad with Herb Pesto and Peas

Melon Skewers with Orange-Lime Marinade

Kebabs aren't just for vegetables! Watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew are all good picks for this summer side.

Melon Skewers with Orange-Lime Marinade

Asparagus Salad

Try this simple way to dress up asparagus when it's fresh and in season.

Asparagus Salad

Fruit Salad with Black Pepper Dressing

Black pepper and balsamic vinegar add a nice contrast to this salad full of seasonal fruit.

Fruit Salad with Black Pepper Dressing

Wild Rice with Pine Nuts

Need a quick-to-make side dish? This rice side dish practically cooks itself!

Wild Rice with Pine Nuts

Greek Style Bread Salad with Creamy Lemon-Caper Dressing

Panzanella is traditionally an Italian-style bread salad. Our version contains Greek ingredients perfect for summer.

Greek-Style Bread Salad with Creamy Lemon-Caper Dressing

Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives

This side dish is full of fresh summer herbs and salty olives.

Quinoa with Herbs and Mixed Olives

Asparagus, Orange and Blue Cheese Salad

A mixture of seasonal flavors and textures makes this salad a summer favorite!

Asparagus, Orange and Blue Cheese Salad

Roasted Tomato and Corn Salsa

Roasted veggies combine for the perfect salsa! If you like it spicy, add a few dashes of hot sauce to the salsa.

Roasted Tomato and Corn Salsa