By Carl Hanson

A little something on the side.

Steaks are the undisputed stars of summer grilling season. But these top-rated summer side dishes are positively sizzling in their supporting roles. Fresh and flavorful salads, salsas, veggie skewers, and more—they're the perfect complement to a beautifully grilled steak.

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1. Grilled Hearts of Romaine

"This is truly and ridiculously easy," says Chef John. "The trick is to get the grill grates very hot. And the result? A lightly caramelized surface and a slightly smoky flavor. The insides stay cool and crisp. It's quite a contrast of tastes and textures."

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2. Grilled Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes and grilled steak go together like summer and sunshine. These potatoes are par-boiled for a few minutes, then tossed with olive oil and simple seasonings and "baked" on the grill.

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3. Grilled Sesame-Soy Shishito Peppers

"These grilled shishito peppers might just become your new favorite side dish," says France C. "They're great with grilled steak or salmon. Careful, 1 in 10 peppers are hot!"

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4. Tortellini Skewers

Pesto is a delicious flavor partner for grilled steak. Here it's matched up with grilled cherry tomatoes and prepared tortellini.

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5. Avocado Mango Salsa

Avocado, mango, and red onion make a sensational salsa spooned over grilled steaks -- or scoop the fruity salsa up with tortilla chips.

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6. Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil

Sweet, juicy peaches are wrapped in prosciutto and placed on the grill. It takes just a moment for the prosciutto to become crispy and nicely charred. It's a taste and texture balance that's taken to the next level when you introduce rich and creamy burrata cheese, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh basil into the equation.

7. Best Broccoli Salad

You'll toss florets of broccoli and cauliflower with chopped apples, Mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds and Catalina dressing. "This is a sweet and crunchy salad that was a nice change from lettuce based salads," says Allison.

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8. Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

"Chopped zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh basil combine in a light balsamic dressing," says ChristineM. "Or you can use red wine vinegar! Best if chilled to let flavors blend."

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9. Stacked Tomato and Burrata Salad

Here's the summer salad to make when tomatoes are at peak ripeness. You'll spreading buttery burrata cheese between layers of sliced heirloom tomato and fresh basil. A generous sprinkle of salt and pepper, a nice splash of extra-virgin olive oil, and you're done!

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10. Grilled Green Beans

So easy! You'll simply season your beans with salt and minced garlic -- and then toss on the hot grill. Done!

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11. Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad

"A colorful and refreshing salad using flavorful summer vegetables," says Dean. "The grilled vegetables complement many grilled meats. You can substitute cherry tomatoes for the baby heirloom tomatoes."

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