16 Scrumptious Summer Side Dishes


Oh my goodness!

Is it Friday again already?

How did that happen?  The week literally wizzed by.

I guess time flies when you’re looking at 16 amazing recipes all week.

This week I’m sharing “16 Scrumptious Summer Side Dishes” before it’s too late!

Can you feel it?  Winter is brewing.

Okay, maybe not yet…but it sounded good.

Check these babies out.

Which one looks good to you?

16 Summer Side Dishes

One of those happens to be mine.

It’s a potato salad recipe I learned from my Mom & Dad.

Be sure to continue down after my American Potato Salad recipe to see the rest.

These gals are not only cute, they’re excellent cooks.

There’s even a hubby in the mix!

American Potato Salad Redhead Can Decorate

American Potato Salad


6-8 potatoes (any kind is fine by me boiled with skin on)

5 eggs hard boiled, peeled, and chopped (do 1 in slices for garnish later)

1 cup reduced fat Hellmann’s mayo (that’s what I use, and I can’t tell the difference)

1 tablespoon mustard (dijon preferred)

1/2 cup chopped dill pickles (more if you like pickles, less if you don’t)

1/4 cup dill pickle juice (that’s the secret)

1/4 cup vinegar

pinch of sugar

2-3 finely chopped celery stalks that have the leafy part on them (love that leafy part)

chopped green onions and/or chives (add as much as you prefer)

1 tablespoon parsley

S & P to taste

Directions:  Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender and falling apart.  My father-in-law once explained that if they are over done, they’re ready.  This will give the salad that homemade consistency rather than under cooked potatoes.  Drain and cool potatoes when finished.  While waiting, add all other ingredients except the 1 sliced egg in the pan you just used for the potatoes.  Mix well.  Add potatoes once they are cooled.  Mix well with your clean hands.  Pour in pretty bowl.  Sprinkle a few chives/pepper on top and place sliced egg like I did in picture.  Cool really well for at least an hour, or just dig in and eat it right there before company arrives.  🙂  Hope you like it.

16 Summer Side Dishes

Grilled Blue Cheese Potato Salad

by Miss Information

Miss Information Grilled Blue Cheese Potato Salad

Oven Roasted Potatoes & Balsamic Tomato Salad

By Chase the Star

Chase the Star Mid Summer Night Dinner

Vinegar Cole Slaw

by DIY Show Off (Russ)

DIYShowOff cabbage-cole-slaw

Stuffed Avocado

By What Meegan Makes

Stuffed Avocado by What Meegan Makes

Homemade Potato Salad

by Live Laugh Rowe


Deviled Eggs with a Bacon Twist

by Little Miss Celebration

Deviled Eggs Little Miss Celebration

American Potato Salad

By Redhead Can Decorate~ me!   (recipe up there ^)

American Potato Salad Redhead Can Decorate

Asparagus & Penne

by What Meegan Makes

Meegan's Pasta

Red Beans & Rice

by A Little Claireification

Red Beans & Rice by A Little Clairification

Pesto Pasta Salad

by Pondered Primed Perfected

pesto pasta 023

Hot Red Potato Salad

by What Meegan Makes

potato salad by What Meegan Makes

Dill Red Potato Salad 

by DIY Show Off (Russ)

DIYShowOff dill-red-potato-salad

Jalapeño Poppers

by Pondered Primed Perfected


 Tuna Macaroni Salad

by Little Miss Celebration

Tuna Salad

Better with Bacon Brussels Sprouts

by Eclectically Vintage

Better with Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Tomato Pie with Potato Crust

by Miss Information

Tomato Pie

Hope you enjoyed our “16 Scrumptious Summer Side Dishes”.

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See you next Friday when I share another part to our

“Winter Beach Lodge Living Room” makeover.

It’s almost done.

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17 Responses

  1. Perfect round up of delicious summer sides Red!!
    Which to try first????
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  2. Julie, you’ve just made me totally hungry! All of these dishes look SO delicious and thank you so much for including two of my recipes in this yummy group. Thanks for sharing, pinning and will share on my FB page over the weekend! 🙂

  3. Meegan says:

    Thanks for all the features. My mouth is watering! Your American Potato Salad looks delish. And the brussel sprout with bacons-Nummers!!
    Thanks Again for sharing!!

  4. dad says:

    Very well done, just to think, I have had all those dishs, love, Dad

  5. Julie,
    They all look so yummy but please don’t rush winter lol! I am now officially really hungry after I told my hubby I was not lol!
    Have a great weekend!
    The Adored Home

  6. debbiedoos says:

    So check it out Julie, one of my local friends saw your post on my page. She made the tomatoe pie and had me over tonight.OMG it was delish. She is a true Southerner and when she saw Dukes mayo she said she had to try it and have me over. FUN! It was so good. Thanks for sharing all these lovely ladies.

  7. Oh what a great collection of Summertime recipes – they all look soooo good! Thank you!!

  8. All of these look SO amazing Julie!! Thanks so much for including my Red Beans & Rice! Off to check out the others!

  9. Dido says:

    They all look great…but my fav is Jojo’s potato salad, along with Dad being the willing helper. Our family has always shown their love thru food and there are always memories to cherish. I also thought the brussel sprouts looked fantastic and the tomato/potato pie!

  10. Hi Julie! Just popping in again to thank you so much for sharing this fabulous round-up of yummy recipes and partying with us at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board and I’ve pinned this to a couple of my other boards, too. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a fantastic week! Hugs!

  11. Sherry says:

    What a great roundup of sides! Thanks so much for including me, my dear. I am definitely going to to try a new spin on potato salad with the recipes here. So many yummy recipes to try! We might have to have a potato salad taste test to see which is our new favorite. My family is going to love these! 😉

  12. Roeshel says:

    Now that I’m hungry…lol! Thank you so much for including a couple of Russ’ favorite summer side dish recipes, Julie! What a great collection! He’s super excited to be featured and I’ve pinned so we can try these delicious looking recipes! Thanks!

  13. Kelly says:

    YUM! Thanks for including my homemade potato salad, Julie! xo

  14. kristin says:

    YUMMY, I love salad!!

  15. Meegan says:

    Oh my goodness! I am looking forward to trying each of these with my family! Thanks for sharing my recipes. You rock!

  16. Still dying over that potato salad a year later!! Pinned!

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