25 Healthy Summer Side Dishes

Author - Haley Wehner

Here are our 25 favorite healthy summer side dishes! These easy recipes are perfect to take to BBQs and are great for serving to your family or a crowd.

25 healthy summer side dishes

Summer is here which means grilling for the Fourth of July, outdoor BBQs while laying by the pool, and lots of summer get-togethers with friends and family! If you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, sometimes potluck events can be tricky. Often times the majority of dishes people bring include dairy, meat, or gluten, so this list will ensure you always have a delicious dish to bring to parties that you and others will enjoy.

Luckily, today I've rounded up 25 of the best healthy summer side dishes for you. This list has tons of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and healthy recipes for you to choose from. These recipes include lots of fresh summer produce – we've got lots of eggplant, peaches, zucchini, berries and more! Whether you need to feed a crowd or just need to add a quick side to dinner, I've got you covered.

Many of these recipes are from SQ, but I've also included recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. There's sure to be something for everyone on this list! Don't forget to pin this post so that you can come back to this list over and over again!

Easy and Healthy Summer Side Dishes

Healthy Carrot Slaw

Carrot Quinoa Sesame Slaw
from Simply Quinoa


how to make healthy zucchini fritters

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
from Simply Quinoa


This TRIPLE BERRY QUINOA SALAD is tossed in a maple lime dressing and makes the perfect summer dessert (or breakfast!)

Maple Lime Triple Berry Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa


how to make bbq tofu kebabs with pineapple and peppers

Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs
from Simply Quinoa


How to Make Vegan Tater Tots

Vegan Sweet Potato Tots
from Feasting on Fruit


Vegan No-Mayo Potato Salad
from Eating Bird Food



How to Make Black Beans in the Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Black Beans
from Simply Quinoa


Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli
from Minimalist Baker


spicy mango guacamole with cilantro and onion

Spicy Mango Guacamole
from Simply Quinoa


Summer Squash & Zucchini Quinoa Salad Recipe

Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

creamy mediterranean pasta salad with hummus and olives

Creamy Mediterranean Pasta Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Smoky Grilled Eggplant
from Minimalist Baker


Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
from Minimalist Baker



Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa
from Ambitious Kitchen


Apricot Quinoa Salad with Blackberries

Blackberry Apricot Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa


vegan broccoli quinoa salad with a creamy cashew dressing

Creamy Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Vegan Refried Bean Dip

Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip
from Simply Quinoa


Grilled Peach Salad
from The Endless Meal


Spicy Fruit Salad
from Minimalist Baker


how to make vegan coleslaw without mayo

Mayo-Free Vegan Coleslaw with Tahini
from Simply Quinoa


vegan broccoli tots with quinoa flour

Vegan Quinoa Broccoli Tots
from Simply Quinoa


Cashew Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”
from Minimalist Baker


Raw Corn & Avocado Salad
from Eating Bird Food


Watermelon Sashimi
from Minimalist Baker


Vegan Macaroni Salad
from Minimalist Baker



25 healthy summer side dishes

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