Good Side Dishes for Summer Barbecues?

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Q: My summer calendar is already filling up with barbecues and dinner parties. I usually bring wine to these things but due to budget reasons that won't be possible this summer.

What 's a good crowd-pleasing summer recipe that won't break the bank or the novice cook's spirit?

Sent by Erica

Editor: Erica, I'm a huge fan of simple yet fresh potato salads. Everyone loves them, and they're easy and inexpensive to make. I like making mine with olive oil or yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Here's one recent favorite, with links to several more in that post:

Red Potato Salad with Scallions & Radishes

Readers, any tips or recipe recommendations?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.