Pork barbecue ribs are so delicious, most people are fine eating them on their own. But there are plenty of great side dishes that will not only add color and flavor to your plate but also enhance the taste of your baby back ribs. You can find many of these side dishes at La Rosa Chicken and Grill – always made fresh daily using the best ingredients. Or, make them on your own using basic ingredients from your pantry. Either way, get ready for some mouthwatering flavors!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Any type of mac and cheese pairs great with ribs, but if you want to kick it up a notch, try the southern favorite baked mac-and-cheese. It’s served at many barbecues because it can be prepared for a crowd and tastes delicious with almost any protein. You can find a recipe for Southern-Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese here.
Almost any potato salad pairs well with ribs, especially if you make an herbed dressing with spices like tarragon, dill and parsley. This lighter style of potato salad is not as rich as mayonnaise-based ones and cuts through the richness of barbecue ribs. Try Chowhound’s Herbed Potato Salad made with white or red potatoes.
Corn on the Cob
Grilled corn on the cob is a summer staple because it’s in season and tastes super sweet! While ordinary corn on the cob is delicious on its own, you can spread an herbed butter on the corn for added flavor. Try a tasty garlic butter or refreshing basil butter, both of which will be a nice sidekick to your juicy ribs.
You can’t go wrong when serving baby back ribs with freshly baked cornbread. It’s hot, flaky and melts in your mouth! To add more flavor, check out this recipe for Jalapeno-Corn-Beer Quick Bread. It’s easy to make and pairs well with other foods like chili or tomato soup. You can also make cornbread muffins instead of a loaf.
French Green Bean Salad
Green bean salad is another option if you’re looking for a light, refreshing side dish to serve with your ribs. There are many types of green bean salads to pick from, so consider whether you want something plain or with added ingredients like cheese, tomatoes and red onion. This recipe is basic but you can enhance it with the herbs and spices of your choice.
The next time you plan on serving baby back ribs, consider adding one of these side dishes to your menu. Most are easy to make, but you can also order from La Rosa Chicken and Grill. We have a wide assortment of freshly prepared sides for individuals, families and crowds.