It's safe to say that regular burgers and cheeseburgers are a great summertime meal. There are also a ton of side dishes you can serve with them, some with fairly easy recipes. The next time you have a cookout, don't agonize over the corn salad, watermelon salad, or caprese and balsamic mixture. We've got you covered! We decided to compile a list of some of the best sides for burgers -- although really, the possibilities are endless.
1. Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
You could always make regular french fries, but these kick it up a notch. They can also be an appetizer, and are easy to cook in an air fryer.
2. Pasta Salad
Why not have a great pasta salad with olive oil, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes? Add in some more veggies, and this should make any vegetarian guest happy.
3. Potato Salad
Speaking of summer salads, you really can't go wrong with a great potato salad recipe as a summer side.
It's a classic BBQ and potluck side for a reason!
5. Grilled Zucchini
Go ahead and try grilling zucchini while you're cooking those hot dogs and burgers.
6. Corn on the Cob
Another classic summer side dish! Grilled corn is so easy to make, as long as you give the kids the task of shucking them first!
7. Baked Beans
There's just something about beans as an easy side. They go with so many meals, and they're fairly healthy, too.
The great thing about having coleslaw with your burgers is all the side dish recipe variations you can find. You can do regular coleslaw, or get wild with a yummy apple or tequila lime coleslaw, instead.
9. Green Beans
Green beans and grilled pepper flakes with a little olive oil or vinaigrette sounds pretty delicious to us.
10. Cucumber Salad
There's nothing wrong with having several salad options to go along with your other burger sides!
11. Macaroni and Cheese
We think macaroni and cheese is a great comfort food side with basically any meal. Change it up and add parmesan cheese or mozzarella to get creative.
Why not? If you've got ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo, avocados, sour cream, and jalapenos, this seems like a perfect side option.
13. Romaine Salad
Get some toppings like sweet corn and blue cheese and enjoy!
14. Tomato Salad
OK, just one more salad. You can add avocados or cucumbers to this one, too.
15. Grilled Asparagus
If you have a garden and you're already growing some asparagus, why not throw some on the grill to add a healthy option for your burger sides?