Salads, Salsas and Relishes for Grilled Dinners

Dinner,Fourth of July,Recipes,Seasonal Foods
June 10, 2013

Super sides and condiments to mix and match with your grilled dinner.

Relishes, Salsas and Salads for Grilled Dinners
Mark Boughton Photography/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

The fashion motto, “It’s all in the accessories,” is just as true for the grill as for the little black dress. It’s not so much what you grill as what you serve with it. Fruity relishes, cooling salsas and hearty pestos jazz up simple grilled chicken, fish or beef. Add a zippy rub or a tasty marinade to the meat and you have a contrast of flavors. Maybe the best part of all is that you can mix and match as you like.

—By Jean Kressy, a food writer in Ashburnham, Mass. Spring 2007 supplement.


Asian Cucumber Salad

A five-ingredient salad, beautifully balanced.


Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Turn the bounty of garden and farm stand into a multi-purpose condiment.

Watermelon-Cucumber Salsa with Mint

Watermelon-Cucumber Salsa with Mint

This refreshing salsa pairs nicely with grilled pork, chicken or shrimp.

Guacamole Salsa

A simple summery side of Mexican flair to accompany grilled meats and poultry.

Mango Ginger Relish and Shrimp

Mango-Ginger Relish

Super-speedy, this mango relish goes well with grilled meat.


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