Corn, watermelon, strawberries, zucchini – summer food is just the best. I love all the fresh fruits and veggies that we get to enjoy this time of year. I also love cooking seasonally, so I’m rounding up my favorite summer sides to inspire you to get in the kitchen… and the garden!

Watermelon Salad

This went viral for a good reason – it’s the perfect summer dish. Bring this to your next BBQ and be everyone’s favorite instantly! Click here for the recipe.

watermelon salad

Mango Pico

This is an RGE classic and a summer side that I just can’t live without at this point. Grab your chips, or add this to a taco – you can’t go wrong. Click here for the recipe.

mango pico

Dressed-Up Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomatoes might just be the best summer food. Fresh from the garden tomatoes are the best place to start for a delicious summer side – add a bit of salt, olive oil, avocado and feta cheese and say hello to this seriously simple and unbelievably delicious dish! Click here for the recipe.

Fried Zucchini Blossoms

This is my favorite garden-fresh summer side to date! Put your zucchini blossoms to use in the best way possible. This healthified recipe is an all-time favorite summer side. Click here for the recipe.

Potato Salad

I can’t lie, this potato salad is my all-time favorite summer side. It’s mayo-free, which is unique for sure, but believe me when I say you’ll be converted for life! This herby and flavorful potato salad is sure to impress any crowd! Click here for the recipe.

POTATO SALAD summer side

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I enjoy sharing my love for food and fitness. I'm a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and a New York Times Bestselling author. Here you'll find all kinds of recipes and kitchen hacks, as well as workouts and fitness motivation. Enjoy! — xx Rachael

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