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9 Creative Side Dishes for Your Weekend Barbecue

Sweet Potato Fries with Ginger and Cilantro

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What's a burger without fries? These baked sweet potato fries are low in fat and high in flavor, thanks to Asian seasonings like cilantro, ginger, and sesame.

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Grilled Carrots with Yogurt, Everything Spice, and Pea Tendrils

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Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and garlic bring your favorite bagel seasonings to the barbecue. Meat and dairy free? Check out these 6 Delicious Vegan Barbecue Recipes.

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Grilled Maitake Mushrooms with Smoked Sea Salt and Green Onions

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Give mushrooms a deep, smoky flavor from the grill and smoked sea salt with this easy, yet beautiful recipe.

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Caribbean Cabbage Mango Slaw

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Sweet and spicy come together in this super-healthy slaw. Cabbage is packed with anti-cancer compounds, and it gets a flavorful kick from mango, jalapeno, and more.

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Mediterranean White Bean Salad

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Thanks to canned beans and store-bought pesto, this salad could not be any easier. Serve it alongside burgers, steak, and chicken, or pack it up for a healthy lunch. (Find more inspiration here: 9 Healthy Recipes That Turn a Can of Beans Into a Meal.)

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Grilled Watermelon with Togarashi and Shiso

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Sweet watermelon gets a savory and spicy twist with this grilled recipe. Shichimi togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that works on anything from soup to popcorn, and you're going to love it on grilled fruit.

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Grilled Artichokes with Rémoulade

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Simple grilled artichoke halves get a seemingly fancy upgrade with a homemade rémoulade sauce that's surprisingly easy to make.

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Greek Potato Salad

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Ditch the mayo-based traditional potato salad and whip up a batch of this light and summery version instead. Want more smart-swap recipe ideas? Check out this roundup of Healthy Potato Salad Recipes That Ditch the Mayo.

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Grilled Radicchio with Goat Cheese and Herbed Tomato Dressing

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This dish hits every flavor note—from sour to salty to bitter to sweet—and pairs amazingly well with crusty bread or grilled chicken.

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