- Nov 26, 2013
Here's the thing, and maybe I'm branding myself a heretic here, but while I love traditional barbecued meat, I'm not always nuts for the traditional sides. I like cole slaw and potato salad ok, but I don't really care if I never see another baked bean again. Same goes for macaroni salad and stuffed peppers. And, I'd generally rather keep eating dinner than any dessert, traditional or otherwise. No offense meant to those who love these things, as I understand their appeal. But I find barbecue to be so rich, savory, and succulent, that I kind of yearn for a contrast in the sides. Something lighter. A little vinegar to the oil. There's always a simple salad, sure, but has anyone out there hit on a combination down this road that bears singing about?