I have 9 of the best Paleo Side Dishes for BBQ to help you complete the best meal you’ll ever have. Eating in the summer is so healthy, easy and fun. I love summer and I really enjoy those outdoor barbecue’s. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love a great outdoor BBQ whether it be in your backyard, at the park, up to the canyon in the mountains or on the beach. I decided it would be fun to make some Paleo BBQ posts so the first one I did was for BBQ Grilled Recipes and now I’m making this one for Paleo Side Dishes for BBQ.
I love summer, that unless it’s so hot I don’t want to go outside like this summer. It’s been in the 90’s or higher every single day for about 4 months straight. That isn’t an exaggeration. It’s an unusually hot summer. It does cool down in the evenings here and with the long evenings when it doesn’t get dark until 9 pm. It’s the perfect time to have a nice relaxing evening meal outside.
With all that heat I don’t like to use the oven and using the grill works perfectly. Salads, vegetables, and salsas are the perfect summer Paleo side dishes to keep cool. I love how I can either get easily or grow delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. They taste so much better when they are fresh and ripe off the vine or tree. They retain so many more vitamins and minerals when they are fresh too. It’s a win-win situation.
I hope you can have fun and enjoy the nice warm summer weather. I hope you can make a bunch of good summer Paleo Side Dishes for BBQ this summer.
You may also like these recipes:
Paleo Side Dishes for BBQ
1. The Perfect Summer Salad Recipe – A House in the Hills
Watercress – Watermelon – Pepitas – Grapeseed Oil – Lime – Cilantro – Maple Syrup
This salad is amazing. It’s refreshing, light and healthy. It’s also so easy to throw together and full of flavor. What else would you expect from a summer side salad? It’s great with tacos, steak, ribs or pretty much anything else you can think of.
2. Watermelon, Strawberry and Tomatillo Salad Recipe – Pickled Plum
Watermelon – Strawberries – Tomatillos – shallot – Mint Leaves – Olive Oil – Balsamic Vinegar
This salad is the perfect blend of tartness and sweetness plus it will fuel you up with vitamin C. It’s incredibly yummy and seriously healthy. It feels so cleansing and crispy. This is perfect for a hot summer day, it will brighten your day even more with these gorgeous colors.
3. Summer Kale and Blueberry Salad Recipe – Coley Cooks
Kale – Lemon – Honey – Blueberries – Sunflower Seeds
Summer is the perfect time to eat a lot of salads. They are quick and easy to throw together. You can use a lot of produce that is fresh and in season at the time. You don’t have to cook them which helps keep your house cooler and in turn, helps to keep you cool too. It doesn’t hurt that they can help keep your body slim too. My favorite thing about this salad is that you can put the dressing on it ahead of time if you’re taking it to a party. Kale is a really hearty green so it keeps it’s texture longer than lettuce or spinach. I don’t like having to wait and put the dressing on just before it’s served.
4. Creamy Paleo Cucumber Salad Recipe – Create Delicious
Cucumbers – Tomatoes – Onion – Black Olives – Dill – Garlic Powder – Apple Cider Vinegar
This cucumber salad tastes so fresh, delicious and creamy. It is loosely based off of a potato salad. It is made with mayo, dill and vinegar for flavor. This way you can have all the flavors of a potato salad but without all the carbs. It’s perfect for summer because it’s so refreshing.
5. Ginger Melon with Mint Recipe – My Nourished Home
Honeydew Melon – Honey – Ginger Liqueur – Fresh Mint
Honeydew has never been my favorite melon probably because the only honeydew I’ve eaten was from a store. They pick them when they green because they ship better and don’t get bruised so easily. They think and hope they will ripen during the shipping process. Well, they don’t taste very good. This is true with pretty much any produce you find in a grocery store. If you want some really good melon, especially honeydew either grow your own or buy it from a fruit stand or farmer’s market. Find a way to get it straight from the farmer. It’s 110% better that way. This salad is light and healthy, great for summer.
6. Peach Salsa Recipe – Destination Delish
Peaches – Red Onion – Garlic – Jalapenos – Cilantro – Lime
I suggest again that you make this salsa with peaches that are in season and fresh from the market. This salsa is for those of you who like sweet, savory and salty flavors all at the same time. The sweetness of the peaches mixed with the savory onion and garlic creates the salsa base. It gets a little southwest flair with the jalapeno, cilantro, and lime. Then when you scoop the salsa on a salty chip it all comes together. The perfect blend of flavors.
7. Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Recipe – Get Inspired Everyday
Asparagus – Proscuitto
Yes, that’s right. Only two ingredients needed here. That’s one reason this side dish is so easy to make. When there are only two ingredients I suggest you choose the highest quality you can because you’ll be able to taste the difference if you don’t. Fat asparagus spears work best because it’s easier to wrap them. The farmer’s market is the easiest place to find fat asparagus spears.
8. Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Salsa Recipe – Culinary Hill
Pineapple – Roma Tomatoes – Cilantro – Red Onion – Jalapeno Peppers – Lime
Want the answer to a lot of your eating concerns? The answer is this pineapple salsa. It’s perfect with grilled meat or your favorite chips. At the same time it’s kind to your figure if that’s a concern of yours. It’s interesting but fresh and healthy. This salsa makes a good snack or it’s great to take to a party especially when it’s really hot outside.
9. Paleo Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe – Cook Eat Paleo
Red Onion – Apple Cider Vinegar – Broccoli – Bacon – Golden Raisins – Walnuts
This broccoli salad is a perfect side dish for a nice warm summer evening. I love the crunchiness of the walnuts and broccoli. Plus the hint of sweetness from the raisins and the sour from the vinegar. The bacon adds a lot of smoky goodness. I added extra bacon just because I love it so. I don’t like a lot of dressing on my salads so this has less than usual, just enough to give it flavor.