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June 25, 2019

by Haley Wehner

25 Healthy Summer Side Dishes

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.

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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

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Carrot Quinoa Sesame Slaw
from Simply Quinoa

 

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5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters
from Simply Quinoa

 

Facebook logoTwitter logoPinterest logoThis 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

 

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Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Vegan Sweet Potato Tots
from Feasting on Fruit

 

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Vegan No-Mayo Potato Salad
from Eating Bird Food

 

 

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Instant Pot Black Beans
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli
from Minimalist Baker

 

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Spicy Mango Guacamole
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Summer Squash + Zucchini Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

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Creamy Mediterranean Pasta Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Smoky Grilled Eggplant
from Minimalist Baker

 

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Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
from Minimalist Baker

 

 

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Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa
from Ambitious Kitchen

 

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Blackberry Apricot Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Creamy Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Grilled Peach Salad
from The Endless Meal

 

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Spicy Fruit Salad
from Minimalist Baker

 

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Mayo-Free Vegan Coleslaw with Tahini
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Vegan Quinoa Broccoli Tots
from Simply Quinoa

 

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Cashew Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”
from Minimalist Baker

 

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Raw Corn & Avocado Salad
from Eating Bird Food

 

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Watermelon Sashimi
from Minimalist Baker

 

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Vegan Macaroni Salad
from Minimalist Baker

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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