Since there have been a few posts lately on the What's Cooking board about sides I realize I have not posted two of my favorites. Both are cold sides and may be better suited for summer weather.
Ina Garten's Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
I love having this with anything grilled in the backyard, especially when we are at the beach house
Orzo with Roasted Vegetables
Also I really like this Asian coleslaw. It has no mayo and I dont worry about it sitting out when you are having a summer party.
My only addition to this recipe is I like to lightly dry roast the almonds in a skillet on the stove top.