Here’s proof that side dishes don’t need to be served warm to be delicious. 

In this collection of side dishes, each recipe has something in common, they’re all served chilled.

When friends come over for dinner, I love to have a big spread of food so they can serve themselves.

But for me, one of the hardest things about making a big dinner is coordinating the serving time so everything is served warm at the same time.

Any help I can get by having fully or partially make-ahead side dishes that are served chilled is always appreciated.

And thank goodness for plastic wrap so the side dishes can be put in serving dishes ahead of time.

Then all that has to be done is to remove the plastic wrap just before serving.

No need to wait for summer to enjoy these “cool” side dishes.

Here are some main dishes you may like “Simple Fried Chicken“, “Chicken Fried Pork Loin Medallions” and “Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork“.

Let’s check them out.

Below each of the following images, there’s a link to the respective post with step-by-step instructions, pictures and a printable recipe.

Salads:

Antipasto Salad with Salami and Cheese on plate

Antipasto Salad with Salami

Apple, Raisin and Walnut Salad with Yogurt in bowl

Crispy Apple, Raisin and Walnut Salad

Deviled Eggs:

Jalapeno Deviled Egg on plate

Tex-Mex Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

Broccoli Salad:

Broccoli, mandarin orange and cashew salad on plate

Broccoli, Bacon and Mandarin Orange Salad

Coleslaw:

Simple Coleslaw in Bowl

Simple Coleslaw

Chinese Chicken Salad:

Chinese Chicken Salad with Crispy Wontons in bowl

Chinese Chicken Salad with Homemade Dressing

Ambrosia:

Cherry, Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad

Cherry, Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia

Pasta Salad:

Salami Caprese Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Salami Caprese Pasta Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Asparagus:

Honey Dijon Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds on plate

Honey Dijon Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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