Instant Pot pinto beans are easy to make and taste so much better than the canned version! Perfect for meal prep or as a side dish to your favorite tacos, salads, or protein bowls, these beans can be ready in under an hour with no soaking required.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a salty, crispy, savory, and slightly sweet side dish you can pair with almost anything! Lightly spiced and so simple, this easy recipe is a total crowd pleaser and a must-have for weeknight dinners.
Upgrade your summer dinners with Sous Vide Corn on the Cob! Slowly cooking corn and butter in a vacuum-sealed bag in a water bath results in tender, extra-juicy, and super-sweet kernels. It’s the best side dish for weeknights, barbecues, and Southern seafood boils!
This fresh and tangy Peach Caprese Salad features sweet peaches, creamy burrata cheese, and juicy tomatoes. A perfect blend of summery flavors, this simple yet delicious salad is the ideal late summer side dish!
Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces – green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included.
This Avocado Chickpea Salad has all the traditional elements of a great guacamole and makes a healthy, protein and fiber-filled dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Plus, it comes together easily in just 10 minutes!
These are the BEST Baked Beans! Brown sugar and bacon make this baked beans recipe extra delicious.
This Shaved Fennel Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.
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5 thoughts on “35+ EASY Sides for Ribs (What to Serve with BBQ Ribs)”
thank you for all of these sides, I’m looking for Father’s Day bbq sides and these will definitely work! Whether for ribs or really any bbq, great ideas, I like the smashed buffalo potatoes, easy prep too!
Thank you Sabrina! I’m so happy it’s helpful!
Wow, this is absolutely wonderful!! While searching for savory, full-bodied sides to accompany the baby back ribs that’ll be one of two main entrées to be served on our wedding reception buffet; I was fortunate enough to have stumbled onto not only these recipes, but also the page for your suggested BBQ wine selections. Both excellent! Not only do these nutritionally dense options deliver a wealth of healthy goodness, they also pack a punch of tasty flavor with the addition of fresh herbs, healthy oils and seasonings. What a win/win of deliciousness!! I can’t wait taste test several of these recipes with our catering staff. While we picked many as possible sides, we also found a few we think would make tasty appetizers too. Thank you for making the mundane extraordinary again!!
Thank you so much Patty! I really appreciate it!
This is an awesome and helpful article for me. I appreciate your work providing such useful information; thank you so much!