Potatoes get a leg up in any category as the best starch around. But potato salad is the perfect vessel for bringing bacon and chives to the BBQ, so this cookout staple is high on our list.
When properly done, there’s enough variety of fruit that the average quality of the salad is bound to be at least pretty darn delicious. Unless it’s mostly melon. Then just start over.
You know what doesn’t get better as they sit in the hot sun? Eggs.
Nobody’s going to get excited about cole slaw. It’s there. It’s good. It’ll get eaten, and it’ll likely be enjoyed. But do you really show up for the cole slaw? Is this the hill you’re going to die on?
Corn is delicious, but there are better things to do with your time than try to remove that corn kernel from between your back molars for the next hour because you forgot to bring floss.