With Memorial Day just around the corner, barbecue season is quickly approaching, which means burgers, chicken, or grilled veggies are about to be on the menu almost every night. And while we love a grilled dish, we'll admit that, more often than not, we are partial to the not-so-healthy sides that typically make up a good BBQ feast. I mean, does it get any better than baked beans, potato salad, and fries? But in an effort to enjoy our favorite summer foods without feeling guilty, we've rounded up the best healthy BBQ side dishes on Pinterest.
Whether you’re hosting a backyard gathering or simply looking for something new to accompany your main course, try one of these healthy recipes to complete a delicious summer meal—from tried-and-true staples like baked beans and corn on the cob to new dishes like sweet potato chips and cauliflower salad. For the healthiest and most delicious side dish recipes on Pinterest, keep reading.
Coated with rice flour and spices, these onion rings are on the healthier side for a fried food. Oh, and did we mention they are also gluten-free?
Turn a plain arugula salad into something truly special with grapes, nuts, and black pepper.
While the grill's still hot, throw on some corn and season it with a mayonnaise-free aioli.
Instead of a traditional rice dish, make a riced-cauliflower salad with avocados and chickpeas.
These healthier baked beans are made with miso and maple syrup—no brown sugar whatsoever.
Grilling up some chicken? Pair it with this vegetable-and-bread salad.
Swap out traditional chips for these baked sweet potatoes.
Mix up your barbecue accouterments with a side dish composed of brussels sprouts.
Replace fries with these equally delicious and much healthier baked zucchini slices.
This recipe proves that potato salad does not need mayonnaise to be delicious.
Pair steak, chicken, or grilled veggies with this kale-and-fruit salad.
Light on cheese and heavy on lemon, this healthy asparagus dish will complement just about any barbecue meal.