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10 simple summer side dishes under $10

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Tastes of Summer

Summer is a beautiful time for entertaining, but in the current recession, we’re all trying to save a few pennies any way we can. This doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice delicious treats for our guests, though. Behold 10 of our favorite summer side recipes – all for under $10!

Tastes of Summer

Hummus and Cucumber on Wasa Sourdough

This dish is budget-friendly, and it only takes minutes to make.


  • 1 Wasa sourdough cracker
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper hummus
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon parsley and/or 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)


  1. Simply spread the hummus on the cracker, place the cucumber on the hummus and enjoy!

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