Sides are the unsung heroes of the BBQ spread. Bright, refreshing, and veggie-packed, they balance out the richness of those ribs, burgers, and sausages. They also meet our (strict) potluck-dish criteria: They feed a crowd, travel nicely, and can be made in advance. Here’s our take on four beloved classics—a chickpea salad with herbs, sweet roasted peppers, and bright red wine vinegar; mustardy potato salad with crisp green beans; crunchy sesame slaw; and grilled corn salad with lots of lime and cilantro.
How nutritious are beans and legumes? What makes them easier to digest than other foods? Simpler to prepare? Taste the best? We’ve gathered all the information you need, with guidance from experts and recipes to inspire your next pot of beans.