Our Best Burger Side Dishes

Featured Article, In Season, Recipes, Summer
on June 1, 2011

Side dishes are the Rodney Dangerfields of a summer burger grill-out, which is to say, they get no respect. Everyone is so focused on the main event (the meat) that sides are all too often relegated to the chip and dip variety—not only a not-so-healthy waste of calories and paper plate space, but also boringly predictable.

We think it's time to envision a side dish or two that bears a natural crunch (from freshness rather than deep-fat-friedness) and which makes the most of all the yummy things that summer has to offer. Here are 5 of them.