Side Dishes

Mint and Pea Pesto

Loaded with fresh mint, spring peas and your usual pesto ingredeints, this recipe has all the flavors of the season.


French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

This French carrot salad made of shredded carrots, parsley and tossed in a vinegary dressing is delightful. The crunchy carrots woven with fresh, grassy parsley just brings life and light to the table. It’s filling, yet not too heavy.


Spiced Beets with Big Flavor

The best way to prepare beets is to roast them. The earthy and sweet flavors come out, and you can dress them with additional herbs and spices for a tasty dish.


Lettuce Scalded in Garlic Oil

Most of us are so used to having lettuce on salads and eaten raw, but in Asia there are dishes where it is cooked like this dish – a simple scalded lettuce in garlic oil.

Roasted Sweet Potato Slices

Soft and creamy on the inside with the spice of cinnamon and ginger on the outside, these roasted sweet potatoes make for a great side dish on the dinner table.


Savory Eggplant and Anchovies

Layering flavor is the key to this eggplant recipe. The combination of earthy eggplant, salted anchovies, caramelized onions, garlicky chives and crispy fried shallots is enriching and complementary tastes beyond just the basic ingredients.


How to Make Za’atar

Za’atar is a combination of a handful of different spices that packs a punch of flavor. Simply grind and put into a sealed container and sprinkle on almost anything!


Indian Style Radish and Peanut Salad

Indian Style Radish and Peanut Salad is a great dish to serve as a salad or a side dish for any Indian meal. Crispy, spicy radishes and crunchy peanuts with the tangy warm lemon dressing – every ingredient works well with the other.


Mediterranean Winter Salad

A crisp winter salad, rich in colors and flavors. The dates and vinaigrette are the special ingredients of this recipe that makes for a perfect side dish or snack.

Mexican Red Hot Sauce

In Mexico, bottled hot sauce is used everyday to spice up street fare such as potato chips, fruit cocktails, popcorn, and other fried foods sold as snacks in plastic bags. It is also used in some seafood cocktail preparations and alcoholic drinks.