Side Dishes

Zucchini Corn Salad

June 3, 2021

This delicious fresh lettuce salad with grilled zucchini, corn and soft goat cheese makes a great side dish. Juicy corn kernels and tender zucchini are dressed in a tangy lemon basil vinaigrette. To make this salad vegan just leave out the goat cheese.

Homemade Cowboy Caviar

June 2, 2021

Part bean salad and part salsa dip, cowboy caviar is a vibrant combination of black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, onions, and avocado. I like to pour it over grilled flank steak, grilled chicken, over greens, or even over brown rice.

Sautéed Peas With Garlic

May 18, 2021

Fresh from the garden peas layered with silky sesame oil provides an earthiness while the garlic contributes a pungent counterpoint. Simple, yet complex, this pea recipe is a delicious side dish that goes with almost any main dish.

Ginger Jicama Salad

April 21, 2021

I love to serve this bright and crunchy salad as a side dish for grilled steak, piled onto a fish taco, or as a topper for a chicken sandwich.

Asparagus With Brown Butter, Capers & Toasted Almonds

April 20, 2021

I like making this spring vegetable side dish because it coaxes loads of flavor from just a handful of ingredients – salty capers, nutty brown butter, thyme, and toasted almonds.

Asparagus & Leek Risotto

April 9, 2021

Using a slow cooker to make risotto is perfect for not having to stand at the stove and constantly stir the rice, which makes this vegetarian dish a great option even on a busy weeknight. Medium thick asparagus spears are the best choice for this recipe.

Fennel With Olive Oil, Garlic & Parmesan

April 7, 2021

Fennel is related to a group of herbs that includes anis, cumin, dill, coriander, and caraway. In the vegetable world, however, fennel is recognized as having a taste all its own, one often compared to licorice.

Pan Roasted Radishes

February 2, 2021

One of the things that I like about cooking radishes in this way that it tames spicy radishes and brings out a pleasantly mild turnip-like flavor.

Brussels Sprouts With Grapes

December 31, 2020

According to Spanish lore, eating 12 grapes as the clock chimes midnight on New Year’s Eve will bring you 12 months of good luck. Try this delicious side dish of savory sautéed Brussels sprouts, sweet red grapes, and crunchy walnuts or pecans.

Garlic Duchess Potatoes

December 4, 2020

Adding egg yolks takes the creamy richness of mashed potatoes to a whole new level. You’ll wonder why you never did this before.

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