With summer in full effect, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite fun in the sun food to share. Summer means you will be spending lots more time outdoors, and whether you are hosting or attending a BBQ, planning a picnic, or at a summer pool party, these recipes are ideal and easy for you to enjoy with friends and family!

Here are 20 mouthwatering summer food ideas that are sure to make your days brighter all summer (and maybe even Fall) long!

Mouthwatering BBQ, Picnic & Pool Party Side Dish Recipe Ideas


(1) Greek Orzo Salad – Summer Side Dishes


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(2) Peach Tomato Caprese Salad – Summer Side Dishes


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(3) Mexican Grilled Corn – Summer Side Dishes


Garnish with Lemon

(4) Ranch Potatoes – Summer Side Dishes



(5) Corn Tomato Avocado Salad – Summer Side Dishes



(6) Caesar Twice Baked Potatoes – Summer Side Dishes


Food Meanderings

(7) Loaded Potato Salad – Summer Side Dishes



(8) Gourmet Baked Mac and Cheese – Summer Side Dishes


Tastes Better From Scratch

(9) Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Salad – Summer Side Dishes


Best Recipe Box

(10) Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread – Summer Side Dishes


Eating on a Dime

(11) Broccoli Bacon Salad – Summer Side Dishes


My Heavenly Recipes

(12) Cowboy Caviar – Summer Side Dishes


Culinary Hill

(13) Tequila Lime Coleslaw – Summer Side Dishes


The Chunky Chef

(14) Strawberry Arugula Salad With Watermelon and Feta – Summer Side Dishes



(15) Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon – Summer Side Dishes


Oh Sweet Basil

(16) Roasted Poblano and Corn Guacamole – Summer Side Dishes



(17) Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread – Summer Side Dishes


Mom on Timeout

(18) Taco Pasta Salad – Summer Side Dishes


Tidy Mom

(19) Grilled Garlic Butter Mushrooms – Summer Side Dishes


The Endless Meal

(20) Red Goddess Deviled Eggs – Summer Side Dishes


No Spoon Necessary

(21) 7 Layer Dip – Summer Side Dish


I Wash You Dry

(22) Rainbow Fruit Kabobs – Summer Side Dish


Spend with Pennies

Hope you enjoy making and eating these delicious recipes! If you have an all-time favorite or a unique BBQ / Picnic / Pool side dish recipe to share with the SuperMommy readers, feel free to leave us a comment below.

Have a fabulous summer!