Memorial Day is the official start of summer. And what better way to celebrate than with a backyard barbecue? While you may need to do your grilling day of, there are plenty of delicious sides that you can whip up in advance. With these prep-ahead dishes, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time hanging with your friends and family.
Creamy (No Mayo) Coleslaw With Apple Coleslaw is the ultimate crowd-pleaser, and this lightened up version from Kristine’s Kitchen is no exception. You won’t even miss the mayo. The secret? Greek yogurt.
Mediterranean Three Bean Quinoa Salad Three bean salad is a potluck staple. This Mediterranean-inspired recipe from Two Peas in Their Pod is loaded with quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.
Southwest Brown Rice Salad This brown rice salad from Fashionable Foods channels the flavors of the Southwest with black beans, corn, red onion, red pepper, and paprika-lime dressing. And it’s a great option for vegetarian party-goers.
Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Black Bean Salad We guarantee your guests will gobble up this protein-packed salad from Well Plated. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, and black beans is unique and tasty.
Kale Slaw With Lemon Sesame Dressing This colorful, healthy, crunchy kale salad gets a burst of flavor from carrots, radicchio, sunflower seeds and a lemony-sesame dressing. And the dressing recipe from The View From Great Island is simple to execute even if you’re more of a dressing-in-a-bottle type.