The last unofficial weekend of the summer is upon us. If you are American, that means you are probably gearing up for a relaxing and fun Labor Day cookout. These simple but delicious barbecue side dishes are just the thing to bring to a gracious host or prepare them for your own party. They show off your creativity in the kitchen and, most importantly, taste absolutely amazing. Here's what to make:
Melon Salad with Italian Ham
You'll love this delicious salad (pictured above). The sweetness of cantaloupe pairs perfectly well with the saltiness of Serrano ham, the sharpness of arugula and the creaminess of mozzarella.
White Bean Salad
This hearty Tuscan bean salad laced with extra virgin olive oil and basil - a great barbecue side dish to serve with grilled meats.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Toss colorful heirloom tomatoes with a tasty Asian vinaigrette for a refreshing side salad you can serve with burgers and hot dogs.
An herb-infused butter takes grilled corn to new heights. Here's how to make it.
Fennel and Radicchio Salad
This colorful salad celebrates Italy on a plate - there's the red radicchio, sweet fennel, gorgonzola cheese and crunch from nuts.