4 Easy Summer Side Dishes

Easy summer side dishes ready in 20 minutes or less!

If you know me, you know that my favorite condiment is mustard, but not just any mustard, Maille mustard! They have various types from classic, honey dijon, grainy original and more. Maille also has a line of gherkins. I’m so happy to be partnering with Maille to highlight four of Maille’s gherkins varieties in my favorite summer side dishes! They have original gherkins,  gherkins with caramelized onions, gherkins with cayenne chili peppers and, mild and sweet gherkins.

Plus, you can download a coupon to get a sweet discount on Maille cornichons here!

These side dishes are so incredibly easy to make! They’re great for a summer picnic, BBQ, garden party and anything in between. I love serving these side dishes with grilled sausages, chicken hot dogs and burgers.

These easy summer side dishes featuring gherkins include:

Colourful Kabobs Gherkins with Cayenne Chili Peppers

Creamy Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard and Gherkins

Garden Greens with Avocado Gherkin Dressing

Ham and Cheese Crostini with Caramelized Onion Gherkins

Colourful Kabobs with Gherkins with Cayenne Chili Peppers



  1. Skewer olives, sliced ham, cheddar cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes and Maille’s gherkins with cayenne chili peppers onto toothpicks. It’s as easy as that – enjoy!

Creamy Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard and Mild & Sweet Gherkins


  • 1 1/2 lbs red new baby potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Maille mild and sweet gherkins, chopped
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil mayo
  • 2 tbsp plain full-fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp Maille dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Maille grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion


  1. Boil red baby potatoes until fork tender. Slice in half and place in a bowl.
  2. Make dressing: In a small bowl, combine avocado oil mayo, full-fat yogurt, dijon mustard and grainy mustard. Whisk to combine.
  3. Chop Maille’s mild and sweet gherkins and dice red onion.
  4. Pour dressing over potatoes and add Maille’s mild and sweet gherkins and diced red onions. Mix to incorporate and enjoy!

Garden Greens with Avocado Gherkin Dressing


  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup brine from Maille original gherkins
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Make dressing: In a blender, combine avocado, brine form Maille’s original gherkins and extra virgin olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a bowl, add mixed greens, sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Dress with desired amount of avocado gherkin dressing and enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Crostini with caramelized onion gherkins



  1. Slice baguette bread and top with ham and cheese.
  2. Place on broil in an oven or toaster oven for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Top with Maille caramelized onion gherkins and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these easy summer side dish recipes! Don’t forget to download your coupon for 2$ off any of Maille’s awesome cornichons here!

happy cooking,


Thank you Maille for sponsoring this post! I feel so blessed to work with brands I love and that support me. All opinions are always my own.

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