Break out the beach blankets, it’s limbo season. And what pairs better with sun kissed shoulders than an Independence Day, Labor Day, or regular old Saturday fiesta with friends? We’re all about good pairings here at All Occasions Catering, with summer side dishes that will make just about any of our main courses sing.
Fresh and Fruity
Summer sides don’t get any more seasonal than those that incorporate fruit. Partner your saucy Bubb’s Pork Shoulder with a refreshing bite of our Seasonal Fruit Salad. Or elevate that idea with our very popular Cucumber-Mango Salad, which has managed the improbable, being both juicy and crisp on the hottest of summer’s days. If you run out of napkins, don’t fret, because our Mango Cornbread serves as both sauce absorbant and hearty party base.
Potato salad, though perfect in every incarnation, is not typically a winter mainstay. No, we primarily indulge in our moms’ personal recipe poolside, tailgating, and while popping firecrackers. We at All Occasions have mastered our own, no shade to our moms. Speaking of shade, find a big tree and have a moment with our famous Deviled Egg Potato Salad or Three Potato Hash with Pork Belly. For a fun twist, our Honey Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a sticky treat on a simmering day.
When consulting with our summer party hosts, it’s a given we’re going to suggest Bubb’s Slaw, our reliable hotshot of a side with just enough, but not too much zing. Inspired by our area farm stands, we’ve brought that same zest to our take on the backbone of any self-respecting cookout, Cilantro Lime Sweet Corn with Cotija Cheese. And Roasted Butternut Squash gets the midwest treatment with our Bourbon Glaze for a flirty sweet and savory meet-cute.
Want to get away? Take a sensory summer trip with a side dish world tour. Visit the Sedona sunset with our Southwestern Salad, boasting fire roasted corn and avocado vinaigrette, summer freckles included free of charge. A quick jet set over to Greece with the Acropolis Salad will have you yelling “Opah!” in between bites of crisp romaine, kalamata olives, and fresh feta. Bring it back home with the Mini Wedge, which proves bacon is always in season, and bleu cheese never tastes better than within Wisconsin borders.
As a great man once said, “he who eats the best, flies fastest down the Slip ‘N Slide.” Let All Occasions Catering spruce up your summer shindig with these and many more side and main dish faves. Click here to get started.