Spring is now upon us, which means warmer weather—and backyard barbecues! With these 26 bright and vibrant spring side dish recipes, spring dinners and BBQs will be a delicious hit. Even if home gatherings are minimal, a great side dish is a must have.
So you prepared the main dish, and now need a great accompaniment. We have you covered with many options for the best spring sides. From glazed carrots, to roasted asparagus, to salads galore. Not your average salads though—we are talking a succulent Marinated Shrimp Cobb Salad, loaded with hearty veggies and cheese. As well as a Mediterranean Pasta Salad, with a savory and tangy lemon vinaigrette.
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Even better, you will find vegan and gluten-free options to help cater to any dietary restrictions. From diary-free coleslaws, to roasted veggie quinoa, there is most certainly a side dish here for everyone.
One of the best parts about the spring season is the additional day light we receive. With that bonus sun time, we start noticing our gardens flourish. Even more, the grocery store produce aisles are overflowing with countless varieties of produce upon each and every visit. When selecting produce, it is imperative to have a delicious recipe in mind. Which is where these amazing side dishes come into play!
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So be sure to peruse through the gallery to find the perfect side dish to your next spring meal.
Jocelyn Delk Adams is the founder, author, national television personality and brand ambassador behind the award-winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com, which gives her family’s, particularly her grandmother’s, cherished generational recipes her modern spin while preserving the most important ingredient- tradition. Jocelyn is a TODAY Show Tastemaker, a Food Network judge and was a cast member of one of the Cooking Channel’s longest running most popular shows, “Unique Sweets.” Jocelyn hopes Grandbaby Cakes inspires a new generation of dessert enthusiasts to learn to bake and not feel guilty about enjoying dessert.