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...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

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

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Rhea Altamura
I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-around. Some people...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always 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...

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...

Four Bean Baked Beans With Ground Beef by Rose

By Rose Rauhauser
This is a family favorite even though it takes time, it's worth it. They freeze well...

Zucchini Skillet

By Cara Metzger
The summertime means an abundance of zucchini. This is a favorite recipe that the kids will...

Brother Ron's Fresh Marinated Summer Salsa

By Valeree Dunbar
While visiting our relatives, our brother-in-law had us try this wonderful fresh salsa he made using...

Parmesan Asparagus

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

Caprese Chicken Stacker With Reduced Balsamic

By Stephanie Beacham
I just made this last weekend. Salt and pepper chicken with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil &...

Mexican Corny Cucumber Salad

By Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Love this salad for something different to be served as a Mexican side, over your enchiladas,...

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...
17 Sensational Summer Side Dishes

17 Sensational Summer Side Dishes


Potato salad, pasta salad, macaroni salad, are all traditional summer side dishes. But with the bounty of goodness, there are so many other summer side dish options. So, we’re sharing 17 summer side dishes that feature fresh and in-season ingredients. They’ll work for a BBQ, tasty if you’re going on a picnic, they taste sensational, […]

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 […]

19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer

19 Sweet Peach Recipes to Make this Summer


Sweet, juicy and full of bright summer flavor, we love peach recipes! From cobblers to grilled peaches to pies, you can never have enough peaches during the summer. These peach recipes showcase our favorite seasonal fruit and will have everyone coming back for thirds!