Recipes to Love...

Recipes to Love...

Category: Side Dishes

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Great as a side dish, throw it on a salad as a topping, or use the tomatoes for a homemade tomato soup.

Here’s a few more ways to enjoy roasted tomatoes.

http://www.finecooking.com/articles/how-to/slow-roasted-tomatoes.aspx

Chicken Lemon Rice

Chicken Lemon Rice

Chicken lemon rice is an iconic comfort soup found at most coney islands or Greek restaurants.  It’s the perfect soup for the days when you have a cold and/or need something warm and comforting.

Fun fact, did you know the Greek name for this soup is Avgolemono meaning egg-lemon sauce?

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Fluffy, fragrant rice with hits of cilantro and lime. This is a great side next to any Spanish influenced dish.

Teriyaki Zucchini

Teriyaki Zucchini

Easy Asian inspired veggie side! This is great with your favorite Asian noodle or grilled chicken dishes for the summer.

Balsamic Mushrooms

Balsamic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a great side next to a steak, chicken, tossed in a salad, or on an antipasto platter.  Add balsamic to the mushrooms to make them more flavorful, but only add at the end of cooking. Balsamic vinegar isn’t intended to cook with, cooking it kills the distinctive flavorful taste =)

Also, before you use the balsamic, make sure you bought a good balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Salad with Farro

Fresh Salad with Farro

This is a great salad as a side for a BBQ or as a base for a lunch or dinner salad.  You can make it hearty or fresh based on the fresh vegetable you add into it.  Chop up cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, red onions with warm grilled cut off the cob for a great summer salad and add your favorite salad vinaigrette dressing.  The dressing can be store bought or homemade.  I like adding zesty Italian dressing into the mix.

Check out the grilled corn recipe before adding corn into this toasted salad.  Enjoy!

Roasted Vegetables with Herbs De Provencal

Roasted Vegetables with Herbs De Provencal

Instead of sauteing the veggies, roast the veggies on a sheet pan for a quick side next to any protein.

Enjoy!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I love creamy mashed potatoes.  Mashed potatoes are a great side next to most proteins and it is easy to make.  There’s so many ways to make mashed potatoes and there’s so many different potatoes to choose from.  I prefer Yukon gold potatoes for their natural creaminess […]

Quick Pasta Salad

Quick Pasta Salad

This is an quick and refreshing pasta salad with a little zing to it. Make it with any vegetables or dressing you  like.  Serve it at your next BBQ or last minute dinner.

Classic Coleslaw

Classic Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a great add at any BBQ, potluck, or side dish.  I made this coleslaw to add it on top of a BBQ pulled chicken sandwich.

Anyhow, I like mayonnaise based coleslaw but there’s sour cream and buttermilk kinds too.  I won’t claim this is be best coleslaw, but it’s my favorite type.  It’s more vinegar-ie than sweet. If you don’t have it white wine vinegar, swap it with apple cider vinegar.

…BTW, I shredded my own cabbage and carrots for this.  If you don’t have enough time for it, buy the shredded coleslaw from the store.