Blue Ribbon Healthy Side Recipes


Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

By Susan Din
Veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in a grill basket until smoky,...

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

By Lynelle Caldwell
Every summer no matter how few plants we plant it seems like we have too much...

Millie's Holy Guacamole Pasta Salad

By Millie P. York
I do a lot of cooking for the hospitality team at my church and I was...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

By Lynn Socko
This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave...

Parmesan Asparagus

By Aku N
This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a...

Florida Slaw

By tiege rd
This is light and so refreshing on a hot summer day or alongside a burger.

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

By Sherri Williams
I love all types of squash and I love to grill. The balsamic reduction adds...

Country Garden Fritters With Chili Lemon Cream

By Lori Harbin-Combs
I married the love of my life and he dislikes most veggies so I had to...

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

By Vickey Yott Morrissey
I only made 2 cups of this and it was not enough. You can increase or...

Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

By Pami Toll
I've lost about 60 lbs eating this. It's delicious, filling and I look forward to making...

Vegetarian Squash Saute Pasta Dish

By Rebecca Trent
This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe...

Mixed Greens

By Faye Patterson
This is a dead-ringer for the recipe a local restaurant makes. A great side for...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Baked Green Tomatoes

By Faye Patterson
I love fried green tomatoes, so this is my try at lightening it up a bit...

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh
This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Donna Brown
This is a good way to use an abundant supply of fresh veggies in the summer...

Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

By Robin Hearon
This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The...

Pan-seared Asparagus

By S S
A close friend taught me how to prepare this dish. It has become my favorite side...

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

By Jo Zimny
It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage...
13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer


Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day


I have fond memories of my dad standing over the grill during the summer preparing a feast for the family. This Father’s Day, I plan to take over grilling duties from my husband and prepare a fantastic grilled meal. If you want to pick up the tongs, too, then check out these recipes. Cheryl Culver’s […]

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers


When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]