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Jun 12, 2011 01:51 PM

BBQ Ribs Side Dish

My sister in law is hosting a BBQ rib dinner, and tasked me with making a side dish. I was thinking cole slaw of some sort. But I am open to any suggestions. Thanks. Oh yeah she is grilling corn as well

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  1. How about a watermelon salad? There's a recent post with lots of recipes and ideas.

    1. Potato Salad is pretty obvious.....Hush Puppies maybe not so.........

      1. I love Barefoot Contessa's Orzo with Roasted Vegetables.

        Or this Orzo with tomatoes, feta, green onions

        This year, I am making this Super Slaw as a side at my July 4th bbq.

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        1. re: valerie

          I forgot about this sweet & sour cucumber salad, which is great too. Add thinly sliced red onion.

        2. Slaw. But don't make it a sweet one. The best one with ribs has a really tart taste to cut the unctuousness of the ribs. I make mine with thinly sliced cabbage (1mm Cuisinarts disc), finely chopped red onion, and a dressing made from about 2 parts mayo to 1 part white vinegar. Add a couple of teaspoons of sugar, kosher salt and black pepper, and put in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to mellow. Check for seasoning before serving.

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          1. re: roxlet

            As much as I love baked beans (especially my bacon-topped recipe) that's a whole lot of heavy with ribs, so I agree about the slaw. I just wanted to do something different last weekend, so made a honey mustard slaw. It was a nice variation. Broccoli slaw is excellent, too, with almonds, currants, etc.

            1. re: roxlet

              I do something similar with a little prepared horseradish to add a little kick. I'm going to add red onion next time, great suggestion!

            2. A tomato salad with cucumbers, red bells, red onion, fresh basil, lemon juice, olive oil, s & p. You could add some mozzarella or feta to really beef it up.