If you’re anything like us, you’ve got enough steaks, hot dogs and hamburgers to feed a small army, but it’s easy to overlook the side dishes. Balance it all out with these delicious veggie-filled sides that are guaranteed crowd pleasers. (Psst…they’re so simple, we promise no one will notice if you make them an hour before the party.) Click through the slideshow to get the details.

Easy Coleslaw

One of our favorite summery sides is coleslaw—it makes a great contrast to hot dogs, ribs or whatever else you’re cooking up on the grill. This recipe from The Family Chef is super easy to throw together with ingredients you probably already have on hand. To find out how it’s made, click here.

photo: Thriving Vegetarian via Flickr

What’s your favorite side dish to make for parties?

—Susie Foresman