Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around

msn.com - 30 days ago

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From spicy stuffed poblanos to a bright watermelon salad, these are some of the best summer side dishes you should totally build a meal around. Barring a steak Frites feast or Korean barbecue blowout, meat is not always the main attraction at a great meal—not even at a summer grilling bash, if you can believe. The focus may not necessarily be a vegetarian equivalent of a meaty main, either. A great summer side dish can grab center stage instead, stealing the spotlight because it's just so dang delicious. If you've got a stellar side dish on your hands, give it a little stage time for crying out loud. Start with said sexy side and plan the rest of your meal around it with complimenting flavors.