Skip To Content

    23 Delicious Side Dishes You Can Make Without Turning On Your Stove

    Sorry, stove, you're going to have to sit this round out.

    Emily Loving

    1. Strawberry Caprese with Pistachio Pesto

    howsweeteats.com

    Balsamic is basic; pesto's where it's at. Recipe here.

    2. Chipotle Peach Salsa

    closetcooking.com

    Because not every peach wants to be in a pie. Recipe here.

    3. Apple Bacon Gorgonzola Salad with a Sweet Balsamic Dressing

    layersofhappiness.com

    This super simple salad has big flavor thanks to the bacon, gorgonzola, dried cherries, and more. Recipe here.

    4. Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

    heatherchristo.com

    Not only vegetarian, but also vegan. Recipe here.

    5. Skewered Antipasti

    themediterraneandish.com

    It's amazing what a little artful assembly can do. Recipe here.

    6. Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels

    minimalistbaker.com

    All the flavors of pizza, none of the 500-degree oven. Recipe here.

    7. Creamy Yogurt Cucumber Salad

    foodiecrush.com

    Greek yogurt replaces the sour cream in this salad for a lighter spin. Recipe here.

    8. Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad

    layersofhappiness.com

    The almonds add a layer of texture that's really clutch. Recipe here.

    9. Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

    pinchofyum.com

    The peanut sauce combines soy sauce, garlic, peanut butter, and lime juice to pack in extra flavor. Recipe here.

    10. Italian Chopped Salad with Marinated Chickpeas

    foodiecrush.com

    Also featuring Asiago cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, salami, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Recipe here.

    11. Honey-Drizzled Bleu Cheese Strawberry Bites

    thefoodcharlatan.com

    4 ingredients and made in minutes. Recipe here.

    12. Creamy Coconut Coleslaw

    natashaskitchen.com

    The coconut adds a little flair to an otherwise minimalist slaw. Recipe here.

    13. Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers

    ahealthylifeforme.com

    3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these. Recipe here.

    14. Cucumber Avocado Feta Salad

    twopeasandtheirpod.com

    Only 5 ingredients required to make this super simple summer side. Recipe here.

    15. Olive Tapenade, Arugula and Hummus Stuffed Pita

    naturallyella.com

    If you're not afraid to brave the heat, these would be great with some falafel. Recipe here.

    16. Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Mozzarella Skewers

    simplyrecipes.com

    The salty prosciutto paired with the sweet melon is a classic combo for a reason. Recipe here.

    17. Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

    lecremedelacrumb.com

    Bathed in a teriyaki dressing. Recipe here.

    18. Strawberry Broccoli Salad

    lecremedelacrumb.com

    Sweet, crunchy, and creamy thanks to Greek yogurt. Recipe here.

    19. Avocado, Black Bean and Corn Salad with Lime-Cumin Vinaigrette

    averiecooks.com

    Lots of texture and flavor, very little work. Recipe here.

    20. Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing

    pinchofyum.com

    This salad is loaded with kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro, edamame, scallions and more. Recipe here.

    21. Sprout Crunch Radicchio Cups

    thefirstmess.com

    Bonus: it's vegan! Recipe here.

    22. Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad

    thefoodcharlatan.com

    To get your cucumbers looking this pretty, slice them super thin. Recipe here.

    23. Watermelon "Pizza" with Feta and Balsamic

    skinnytaste.com

    An easy and customizable way to dress up watermelon. Recipe here.