At our BBQ partites this summer, the smell of garlic as it caramelizes on a searing churrasco make our mouths water. But what's a steak or hot dog without something extra special on the side? We know that the real showstoppers are side dishes. They're are filling, travel well, complement any protein, and have a flavor so addictive that they can stand alone, too. And as an added bonus, many sides can be made hours in advance--giving you time to actually enjoy yourself and spend time with your guests instead of being tied to the grill!
Keep it classic with salty tostones or elotes covered in cotija cheese and chili powder. If you want to take advantage of summer’s harvest, we suggest simple sautéed asparagus wrapped in Spanish Serrano ham or opting for a bacon, avocado, and corn salad. Or maybe stretch your dollar by making a spicy red pepper pasta that can really feed a crowd. No matter which of these summer sides you choose, people will be begging you for the recipe!