Best Grilled Sides for Memorial Day

11th Dec 2023

It’s Memorial Day cookout time and the commencement of many other summer cookouts for the next few months. While we usually focus on the main event at a grill out (hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, etc.) this blog is all about the sides. Sides are a very important part of a cookout and this summer calls for all grilled sides. That delicious, charred taste is good on almost anything so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite grilled sides to serve at all your summer cookouts.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Grilled Veggie Kabobs

One of our favorite grilled dishes is grilled veggie kabobs from Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks. These kabobs are super easy, healthy, and delicious. 

This recipe calls for kabobs with zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, and red onion, but you can pretty much use whatever veggies you want when making this addicting side. This dish is best served on the nautical sapele serving tray

Grilled Garlic Bread

Along with meat and veggies, we have to throw in a starch. Most would never think to make this buttery and mouthwatering side on the grill, but we are all about it! What we’re referring to is grilled garlic bread. This insanely delicious bread is crispy on the edges with a bit of charred flavor when done right. When you rip it open, soft garlic bread will melt in your mouth and taste great with almost anything. We’re obsessed with this recipe from NYT Cooking. This dish is best served on the Montolivo Olive Wood Cutting Board.

Grilled Avocado

Grilled Avocado

Up next on our list is *drum roll please* grilled avocado! We love grilled avocado because it can be used in so many different ways. Slice and top your burgers with it, scoop with chips, spread over bread, or eat it plain with salt and lime. There’s nothing like it! Try this simple recipe from Eating on a Dime and serve it up on a white mod charcuterie plank for some pretty color contrast in your dish!

Grilled Potato and Bacon Skewers

For a more indulgent side dish, we like the spiced sweet potato and bacon skewers from Home Cooking Memories (maybe a little too much). Much like an unhealthy version of our favorite veggie kabobs, these bring the best sweet, salty, and spicy combination you can think of. These are best prepped on the Teakhaus End Grain Butcher Block, a gorgeous and durable teak board that is large enough to prep these ingredients.

In need of a great summer cutting board? Check out our other favorite cutting boards for summertime grill outs here! Be sure to let us know if you have more questions at