It's still technically Spring, but given how April showers have quickly passed into sunny May days, now's the perfect time to head outdoors and fire up the grates for a pre-Summer cookout.
You could go for the classic sides — or take the lazy way out and grab some bags of chips — but putting in some extra effort won't go unnoticed by your guests, who are looking forward to what you'll be heating up on the grill! Scroll down to check out nine less-conventional sides that will have everyone impressed.
— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr
Photos: Nicole Perry and Lauren Hendrickson