Loaded Potato Salad

Bacon…cheese….potatoes…. do I have your attention yet? As I have mentioned before on this blog, summertime means lots of cold prep salads. I like to take classic flavors and turn them into something. Who doesn’t love the classic Loaded Baked Potato? A soft potato piled high with bacon, cheese, butter, green onions, and chives. MyContinue reading “Loaded Potato Salad”

Chili Cheese Frito Salad

Sometimes you just gotta have a little extra fun with your meals. Our whole family is mildly addicted to Chili Cheese Fritos. When I buy a variety pack of chip bags – they are always the first to go. So I wanted to figure out a way to use it in a meal without justContinue reading “Chili Cheese Frito Salad”

Cucumber & Quinoa Salad

With summertime in full swing, backyard eating is all we do most nights! This means a lot of salads and cold sides for our grilled and smoked meats. We make lots of potato, pasta and green salads. But every so often I try to make something a little outside our wheelhouse. Maybe pick a differentContinue reading “Cucumber & Quinoa Salad”

Feta Corn Salad

Simple sides are always my favorite. And bonus points if they don’t have to be cooked! While this Feta Corn Salad is amazing for summertime – it keeps in a cooler really well – it is actually good year round! It goes so good with a burger (check out my latest cookbook Burgers on aContinue reading “Feta Corn Salad”

Black Bean Salad #summersalads

If you need a simple summer salad that goes with just about any protein made in just about any style of cooking, then you have come to the right place! Black Bean Salad is so simple to make yet so tasty. The great thing about the simplicity flavors in this side dish make it aContinue reading “Black Bean Salad #summersalads”

Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish

Who doesn’t love a summer salad that requires absolutely zero cooking!?!?! In the hot summer months, any meal that I can make entirely away from a heat source is a win. This hearty – protein-packed – Chickpea Summer Salad is so bright and full of flavor. It can also be easily doubled for a crowdContinue reading “Chickpea Summer Salad #sidedish”

White Bean Salad #sidedish

Not all side dishes need to be pasta or potatoes – beans make a delicious and #ketofriendly side. You get the added protein AND the smaller carb count. This bean side is a fresh, bright, bold side salad packed with protein. White Bean Salad has a delicious homemade orange Dijon dressing over fresh bell pepper,Continue reading “White Bean Salad #sidedish”

Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes

Summer is knocking on our doors which means meals start to be in the backyard for our family. Most meals include a protein prepared on the Traeger Grill – so a simple pasta salad that I can make ahead is perfect. It gives me the chance to actually hang out with the family while theyContinue reading “Colorful Couscous Salad #sidedishes”

Lemon Dill Orzo Salad

Every summer my family uses our grill for most dinners – so the meat is usually easy to figure out. So then it becomes all about the side dishes – what can I do with the side dishes to keep it interesting? That’s how I came up with this Lemon Dill Orzo Salad. I wasContinue reading “Lemon Dill Orzo Salad”

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