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Don’t Forget the “BBQ Fixins”

I’ve been talking this week about grilling meat, but don’t forget that a barbecue meal means more than just grilled items. For me, the backyard barbecue conjures up visions of tasty homemade potato salad. I make mine by tossing boiled, firm-but-tender red potato slices with paper-thin slices of red onion in good olive oil and a little red wine vinegar. Take advantage of your grill to cook some fresh tuna for a lovely salade niçoise, using niçoise olives. Caeser salad is another side that’s always a hit. And include some fruit in your spread. Watermelons complement barbeques wonderfully. Also, it’s never a bad idea to have some non-meat sausages around for vegetarians who might show up. Hey, you never know… A cookout is more than just what comes off the grill.

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