13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes

Summer grilled side dishes

It’s time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! While we love to grill chicken, steak, and salmon, grilled side dishes are some of the best. Balsamic vegetables, cheesy potatoes, charred fruit, and foil packets on the grill are must-makes this summer. Whether you’re grilling for your family on a Wednesday night or a big group at a weekend summer cookout, these side dishes will have everyone coming back for more.

Campfire Potato Foil Packs

Campfire Potato Foil Packs

“These easy Campfire Potato Foil Packs are flavorful, loaded potatoes cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese and bacon. This quick, delicious, and nourishing side dish recipe is great while camping or in the oven for any occasion! No pans to wash afterward makes the cook happy too!” - Paula
Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

“This grilled corn is the perfect side dish for a Mexican meal. Or, really any grilled meal. Cooking the corn on the grill adds a wonderful smoky flavor to the kernels. Mayonnaise adds creaminess to the corn. We loved rolling the corn in a cheese and spice mixture. When combined with mayonnaise, it tastes like a creamy cilantro sauce. A fun and flavorful way to prepare corn in the summer.” - Kitchen Crew
Grilled Asparagus in Lemon Maple Tahini with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

Grilled Asparagus in Lemon Maple Tahini with Tomatoes and Cucumbers

“Smokey grilled asparagus in a tasty tahini sauce with lemon and maple along with fresh diced tomatoes and cucumbers!” - Kevin
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

“Veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in a grill basket until smoky, slightly charred, and tender-crisp. A healthy and tasty side dish! Try it with whatever veggies you prefer - asparagus, eggplant, green beans, etc!” - Susan
Grilled Corn and Fresh Pepper Salad

Grilled Corn and Fresh Pepper Salad

“This grilled corn salad is a simple and tasty summer side dish. The tangy dressing is a nice contrast with the sweet, crisp corn. Red pepper and cilantro give the salad a fresh flavor that tastes of summer. Once the corn is grilled, this is very simple to throw together. A full-flavored side for the summer grilling season.” - Kitchen Crew
Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

“You'll love this dish. Quick and easy to make and great tasting. Everyone will love it. Give it a pinch and a taste.” - George
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

“LOVE this! It's a little time-consuming because the asparagus has to be cooked slow and turned carefully so the bacon doesn't fall off but it's sooo worth it!” - Danielle
Grilled Corn on the Cob Three Ways

Grilled Corn on the Cob Three Ways

“Corn on the cob is a summertime staple that is best served grilled. Using foil is a no-fail way to grill the corn resulting in the easiest and tastiest summer side dish. Just slather the corn with a little seasoned butter, wrap the ear in foil, and toss it on the grill. The slathered corn first steams inside the foil. After it soaks up the butter, the corn roasts bringing out its natural sweetness. Grilled corn is so delicious, try one of these three seasonings when hosting a barbecue this summer. This will be one vegetable your kids will definitely eat.” - Kitchen Crew
Zucchini and Tomatoes Foil Packets

Zucchini and Tomatoes Foil Packets

“My second favorite after zucchini boats. Something about squash is so satisfying I wish it were around a lot longer. But toward the end of gardening, after you've eaten zucchini bread, batter dipped sticks and sauteed they are great in soup. Simple simple side dish a little cheese and the little ones are sure to at least try these green treasures.” - Natalie
Smoky Fried Green Tomatoes With Fresh Garden Salsa

Smoky Fried Green Tomatoes With Fresh Garden Salsa

“This recipe is to die for once you have tried it you will always come back for more. Thanks for the post. Congratulations on winning the Blue Ribbon.” - Eddie
Loaded Potatoes Grill Style

Loaded Potatoes Grill Style

“My husband loves to grill. He doesn't wait for warm weather either. He has been known to grill in the rain and even snow. He grew up grilling potatoes with butter on the grill in foil and made it for me on one of our first dates. I knew how much he loved loaded baked potatoes so I added a few ingredients and now he makes this for me and our three kids!” - Kyle
Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

“This summertime summer side dish is easy to make and so tasty. Grilling the summer squash and zucchini adds a slightly smoky flavor. The balsamic sauce, though, gives them a sweet and tart punch of flavor. It's a delicious way to jazz up zucchini and squash.” - Kitchen Crew
Grilled Fresh Green Beans

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

“This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave the bacon out for a healthier/vegetarian dish.” - Lynn