10 Healthy Cookout Side Dish Recipes

10 Healthy Cookout Side Dish Recipes

Side dishes for cookouts don’t have to be unhealthy.  Try some of these healthly cookout recipes the next time you fire up the grill!

10 Healthy Cookout Recipes - Sidedishes

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe we have less than five days in June left?  I want summer to just slow down!

Luckily there is still plenty of cookout time ahead of us!  I plan on eating outside as much as possible between now and the time the cold weather returns.  Here are some of the healthy cookout side dishes I’ll be making!

10 Healthy Cookout Recipes

Healthy Potato Salad

Uses Greek Yogurt instead of mayo!

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

Herb & Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes


Healthy Broccoli Slaw

Uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo.  Gets a crunch from pumpkin seeds!


Easy Homemade Salsa

Way better than a jar!


Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad

An oldie but a goodie!


Black Bean Salsa


Cannoli Strawberries


Grilled Vegetable Quinoa


Tomato Cucumber and Avocado Salad


Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Honey Almond Dipping Sauce


Bonus (But not so healthy!)—>

Cheesy & Easy Grilled Foil Packet Potatoes

Happy cooking!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is Fashion Friday and I’m featuring lace overlay dresses, plus where you can buy your own!  I’m also announcing the winner of the Ahnu Hiking Shoe Giveaway.

I’m Thinking Out Loud about healthy side dishes today!  Thanks for the linkup Amanda.

I’m sharing this recipe roundup for Foodie Friday, Meatless Monday with Tina and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and the Weekend Potluck.  Also  Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen and FoodFriDIY.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

Do you like to eat outside?

Do you have a favorite healthy side dish to add in the links below?


  1. Natalie June 29, 2015 at 3:34 am - Reply

    Love the healthy potato salad! I always steer away from it as it is not the healthiest option 🙂 The greek tortellini salad looks so delish!
    Love eating outside in the summer – so fun!!

  2. Susanna @Zealous Mom June 26, 2015 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    This post is ahhhh-mazing! I love cooking out and am in some serious need of new recipes. I’ve pinned this and plan to use it very soon. Thank you!

  3. Jess @hellotofit June 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Love these little round-ups – gets all your great recipes into one post!

  4. Jaime June 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I love homemade salsa and pasta salads (without mayo.) They’re my general go-to side dishes!

  5. Farrah June 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    I’m having issues trying to decide which one of these I want to try the most! I think the cannoli strawberries are gonna be the winner though! 😛

  6. Ooh I love broccoli slaw and salsa is one of my food groups!

  7. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections June 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    These not only look perfect for summer but SO healthy! Wonderful round up!

    • JulieWunder June 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you Melissa! I hope you are having a great weekend!

  8. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    oooo yummy roundup! I’m so ready for good BBQ food!

  9. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Love the way that broccoli slaw looks! I am a HUGE fan of coleslaw..

    • JulieWunder June 27, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thanks Dani! I love the pumpkin seeds in the broccoli slaw! I hope you are having a good weekend!

  10. Love this list, thanks for putting it together! I’m always looking for easy, healthy sides to go with our summer grilling!!

  11. [email protected] June 25, 2015 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I love using yogurt on potato salad. I make a spicy one for my sweet potato and black bean salad! Cannoli stuffed strawberries look absolutely delicious!

    • JulieWunder June 27, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

      The cannoli berries were a huge hit in my house! Thanks for stopping by this week and hope to see you again 🙂

  12. tiff @ love, sweat, & beers June 25, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    THanks for sharing! We grill out with friends a TON, and I’m running low on menu ideas already this summer.

  13. Jamie June 25, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I swear food tastes better when I eat outside! Summer grilling and patio dinning are some of my favorite things : )

    • JulieWunder June 27, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

      I totally agree!! I will find any reason to eat outside.

  14. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 25, 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I’m all about the fresh and healthy sides. The rest of the south…. not so much. You would think that with as hot as it gets, mayo wouldn’t be the first mix in, you know?

  15. Blane Sherer June 25, 2015 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Nice side dishes.
    Nice colorful shots of them too.

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