With vegetables like corn, tomatoes and zucchini, and even stone fruit, the best summer side dishes include a mix of seasonal ingredients. You can serve them at barbecues and picnics and for dinners at home.
No meal is complete without a selection of vegetarian side dishes. Summer is the perfect time to make them with grilled, roasted and raw fruits and veggies. Half of these are vegetable-based sides and the others start with grains.
I am such a fan of sides that any of them can be turned into vegetarian mains. If you want to go that way, just serve a larger portion or make your meal a spread of a few sides.
Pesto is my favorite sauce. And this roasted tomato pesto potato salad really explains why. The fingerling potatoes and cherry tomatoes end up herby and garlicky. Pesto is amazing on more things than just pasta.