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    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash, when it's in season, for a variation, or crumbled goat cheese when I want creaminess. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Warm Onion Garlic Dip

    Try this warm creamy dip that can be served with veggies or crackers. It’s a delicious snack any time of...


    Asian Tofu

    This tasty Asian tofu was the first meatless recipe my fiance made for me. It's a wonderful light protein and...


    Grilled Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze...

    Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

    10 reviews

    Grilling corn in the husks is so easy. There's no need to remove the silk and tie the husk closed...


    Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza

    3 reviews

    I have four gardens, including one just for herbs, so I always have a pretty good spread of produce. I...

    Red Potato Bundles

    2 reviews

    As a basketball player in college, I was always hungry. My mother began supplying me with recipes, and I haven't...


    Grilled Sweet Potatoes

    3 reviews

    "I love trying new recipes, so my son-in-law suggested we grill sweet potatoes," relates Lillian Neer, Long Eddy, New York....


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in...


    Potato Packets

    I usually fire up our grill four or five times a week. In addition to entrees, it's so easy to...

    Salsa Zucchini

    1 review

    It took Teri Wolfson just three ingredients to create this tasty and super easy side dish. The reader from Knoxville,...


    Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

    1 review

    When you're grilling a main course, toss this side dish on as well...you'll be glad you did! The rich red...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Grilled Onion Potatoes

    1 review

    "When we were growing up, my mother often fixed these potatoes when we grilled outdoors," recalls Janet Gioia of Broadalbin,...


    Grilled Greek-Style Zucchini

    "I made this dish for my Women's Health Initiative Group at our local university, and everyone just loved it," informs...

    Spicy Corn Kabobs

    1 review

    Corn transforms from so-so kernels to tangy sensation when grilled, dotted with sour cream and cheese and zinged with a...


    Grilled Potato Fans

    3 reviews

    If you're looking for a change from plain baked potatoes, try these tender and buttery potato fans seasoned with oregano,...


    Basil Garlic Bread

    5 reviews

    This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie...


    Snappy Peas ‘n’ Mushrooms

    1 review

    In Annapolis, Maryland, Laura Mahaffey makes this delightful dill-seasoned dish in mere minutes. Just wrap the fresh vegetables in foil,...


    Cookout Potatoes

    "The recipe for this comforting potato side dish came from my mother," notes Wanda Holoubek of Omaha, Nebraska. It's a...


    Potato Floret Packet

    "This side dish was developed by my daughter, Betsey, who worked in a group home," relates Janet Hayes of Hermantown,...


    Barbecued Olive Bread

    1 review

    "We cook on the grill all year long, so this zesty olive-topped bread accompanies everything from pork to beef to...


    Grilled Sweet Corn

    Since we have plenty of fresh sweet corn available in our area, we use this recipe often in summer. Parsley,...

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    Grilled Vegetable Potato Skins

    1 review

    People just love these stuffed spuds int the summer as an alternative to heavier grilled fare. Topped with a colorful...


    Grilled Corn Salad

    "Our family and friends always rave over this dish at Sunday afternoon barbecues," confirms Patty Cook of West Palm Beach,...


    Santa Fe Corn on the Cob

    1 review

    "Corn is my all-time favorite food, and this is the best way I've fount to fix it," Laurie Meaike writes...


    Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

    2 reviews

    This tasty side dish is seasoned with herbs and butter. Just tuck the foil packet beside any meat you happen...


    Artichoke Mushroom Caps

    These crumb-topped appetizers never last long at parties. The rich filling of cream cheese, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese and green...


    Grilled Corn with Dill

    1 review

    I like to peel the husks back and rub ears of sweet corn with delicious dill butter before putting them...