9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

9 East-to-Do Side Dishes for Summer Barbecue Picnics

Grilled corn on the cob

Grilled corn on the cob is a simple and delicious side dish that is perfect for summer barbecues and picnics.


  • Grill


  • 6 ears of corn husked
  • 3 tablespoons of butter melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • While the grill is heating up, brush the ears of corn with the melted butter.
  • Season the corn with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the corn on the grill and cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the kernels are tender and slightly charred.
  • Once the corn is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the corn on the cob with additional butter and seasonings, if desired.


This recipe is a classic and easy way to enjoy the sweet taste of corn during the summer. The butter and seasoning add a nice touch of flavor to the corn, and grilling it gives it a smoky taste and a little bit of char. You can also use other seasoning like chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin or paprika to give it a little kick of flavor. You can also add some herbs like cilantro or basil for a different twist. It’s perfect to be served as a side dish with meat, fish or chicken, or even as a main dish if you add some toppings like cheese or sour cream.
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