• Ashley Chennel

Easy Summer BBQ Sides

Looking for some easy sides to make at your next Bbq this summer? Well I have got you covered! Below are three super easy recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next barbecue! The best part about it is they do not heat up your kitchen! Who wants to get all hot and sweaty in the kitchen on a hot summer day! The point is to enjoy the summer and the barbecue! With these 3 recipes you won't have to spend a ton of time prepping in the kitchen! No more than 30 minutes tops! Super easy, super fun, and most importantly delicious!

My first recipe is not really a recipe at all! Just an easy side dish that you can just pop in the microwave! VeeTee rice has become a staple in my home when I want to make a side of rice! The wonderful thing about this brand is that they offer 7 different kinds of rice! Such a nice variety, so if you want, you can offer several different options to your guests that require very little prep time! This rice is gourmet, gluten free, vegan, non GMO, and it contains no artificial flavors or colors! No more than two minutes tops in the kitchen with VeeTee rice!


Microwave: Poke several holes into the film and place into the microwave for 2 minutes.

Microwave Oven: Time varies adjust accordingly. Peel back film, fluff in tray and check the product is hot before serving.

Alternatively stir in vegetable oil for two minutes. Do not reheat.

I absolutely love southwest salad. when it comes to salad it is first choice. Especially if I am on the go. Most fast food places sell southwest salad. believe it or not Mc. Donalds was the first place I ever had it. Ever since then I've been hooked. Now its one of my favorite salads to make at home. its also a hit at family dinners and barbecues. it's basically a taco salad ! Who doesn't love tacos! Below is a super easy southwest salad recipe! Enjoy!


Southwest Salad

1 pack of Lettuce (green leaf or romaine)

1 bag of tortilla chips (for salad) (texas toast brand)

1 cup of corn

1 can or cup of black beans

2 whole vine ripe tomatoes

2 green chilis 1 cup of Mexican Cheese

4 Mexican sweet peppers

Southwest dressing (hidden valley) or (whomever)


Cut up lettuce and literally combine all if the ingredients into a bowl. You can use store bought black bean corn salsa or make your own.

Fruit Salad is my absolute favorite snack. Whenever I want something sweet, fruit salad is my go to. It's super easy to make and serves as a healthy desert alternative.


Mixed Fruit salad 2 Apples Handful of Grapes 2 Mango 1 container of strawberries 1 pineapple Raw organic Honey 1/2 of a Lime

Cut up fruit into small pieces and place into a bowl. Cut a pineapple in half. Save half of the pineapple to juice in the juicer. Cut a lime in half for the juicer as well. take 1 table spoon of raw organic honey and melt it in the microwave. Then pour the honey and pine apple juice into the bowl with the fruit.

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