Anyone who’s ever been to one of my dinner parties—or, honestly, seen me in action at lunchtime—knows that I live for sides. I’m not proud of it, but I regularly treat hummus as an entrée. Not even with crudités.
I understand if you don’t want to have a relationship with me anymore. But before you go, you might as well milk me for knowledge. My sides-above-all propensity means I’ve done my fair share of diligence, by which I mean mainly sampling various coleslaws and the like. So my knowledge of supplementary dishes runs deep. And in the summer barbecue season, I really shine, because summer is the season of sides.
Here are 22 of the best barbecue side dishes, in my very expert opinion: