19 barbecue side dishes to upgrade your cookout spread

Yes, we LOVE our burgers, steaks and grilled chicken. But nothing gets the crowd excited like a sweet spread of sides. Throw a summer cookout to remember by adding some of these creative, colorful and crazy good options, including twists on classics like coleslaw and potato salad.

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Tim Love's Easy Potato Salad
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Summer Corn Succotash
Summer succotash
Maya Visnyei
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Snap Pea, Charred Corn and Quinoa Salad
Chef Ryan Scott makes a snap pea, charred corn and quinoa salad that's perfect for summer picnicking
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5-Ingredient Watermelon, Feta and Arugula Salad
Kevin Curry cooks up low-calorie, gluten-free sweet potato lasagna with watermelon, feta and arugula salad
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5-Ingredient Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad
5-Ingredient Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad
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The 4-ingredient kale salad we're obsessed with
Deliciously simple kale salad
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Easy Asian-Style Coleslaw
Chef Tiffani Faison makes an easy Asian-style coleslaw
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Flavor-Packed Asian Slaw
Ellie Krieger's recipe for healthy Asian-spiced brisket
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders with Brussels Sprouts Slaw
Tiffani Thiessen's recipe for Super Bowl snacks, slow cooker pulled pork sliders with Brussels sprouts slaw and sweet potato tater tots
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Cole Slaw Wrap
Cole slaw wraps
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Al's Orzo Pasta Salad
Al Roker's orzo pasta salad
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Easy Heirloom Tomato Tart
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Maggie Shi
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Quick and Easy BLT Salad with Pickled Onions
How to make a BLT salad
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3-Bean Salad
Craig Strong's delicious five-ingredient chipotle chicken and bean salad
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