Food The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes  

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List Rules Only sides appropriate for outdoorsy summer eating!

Picnics and BBQs are the stuff of summer. What are the best things to bring to that potluck or neighbor's grill party? What best compliments the meats sizzling over the fire? Vote for your go-to side-dish and add your fave if it's not here so we can all get ideas!
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Watermelon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Always one of the best things to eat on hot summer picnics. 
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72 15
Corn on the cob is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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70 16
Fruit salad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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82 24
Pasta Salads is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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60 16
Chips & Dip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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59 20
Potato salad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
The kind with mayo and the kind without
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50 20
Baked beans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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54 24
Guacamole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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49 22
Grapes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Grapes
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47 25
Cole slaw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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42 23
Macaroni Salad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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43 25
Mac & Cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Mac & Cheese
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55 36
Beer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Probably not a side dish, but something you can always bring that will be welcome
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38 23
Melon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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38 23
Cheese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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38 24
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Another classic
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36 24
Bread and bread rolls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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38 27
Greek salad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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35 27
Sangria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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33 29
Black Bean Salad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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30 26
Sliced Meat Platter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Sliced Meat Platter
Always a favorite. Watch out for the wasps, tho! They love meat platters.
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31 29
Pigs in blankets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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29 29
Bean salad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
Any kind of beans... they're ALL good!
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23 26
Corn salad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes
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20 28
Cucumber sandwich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes