We have no trouble getting the kids in the kitchen when it comes to baking a sweet treat, but it’s a bit more of a challenge sometimes when we’re making something savory. Check out these tips and fun recipes that will keep the kiddos entertained and nourished this summer.
These Shrimp Ceviche Filled Avocados are the perfect light lunch or appetizer for summer, no cooking required. Plus, they pair perfectly with a crisp Vinho Verde wine from Portugal.
Peach and burrata salad is what you need this summer. My caprese-inspired salad is made up of juicy, macerated peaches, creamy burrata cheese and basil oil.
Grab a few mason jars, paper wraps or baggies and pack of the best road trip snacks to keep you fueled on your travels.
A perfect picnic or lunch dish, this summer chickpea salad is loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados to be seriously satisfying.
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This braised fennel side dish is a perfect way to feature the fennel of the season with a warm garlic flavor.
Which up this black eyed pea salad the next time you are invited to a backyard BBQ and show up with a bottle of Beaujolais wine too. It’s the perfect summer pair.
This roasted lemon and cherry tomato salad is the perfect side dish. Sweet tomatoes combine with a tangy vinaigrette and delicious roasted lemons.
This summer zucchini salad with plums is a lazy-man’s salad, but in the best way possible. Throw it together, take it to a potluck or picnic and enjoy!
This asparagus caprese salad is the perfect dish for that time in between spring and summer.
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Dig into a batch of these creamy, crispy polenta fries. They’re easily baked and served as a fun side dish or appetizer.
This Roasted Asparagus with Romesco Sauce is a simple, smokey, flavor-packed recipe that is sure to brighten up your dinner table.
Lyonnaise Potatoes is a popular French recipe that is quite easy to prepare. The potatoes are roasted in butter then baked with caramelized onions and finished with fresh herbs. This vegetarian side pairs perfectly with roasted meats and white fish, but also with eggs.
This savory spring asparagus tart is the perfect way to highlight the bounty of the season. It sits in a buttery, flaky crust with a cheesy gruyere and ricotta filling.
This simple Spring Farro Salad with Arugula and Burrata is bursting with fresh flavors from seasonal vegetables and zesty vinaigrette finished with creamy burrata cheese.
As a side dish or light lunch, this turmeric cauliflower is roasted in whole steak slices an served with an easy avocado-yogurt sauce. A bright, flavorful, veggie meal.
Cooked with turmeric and lemon juice, this asparagus and lemon orzo is bright in flavor and color. A perfect spring side dish.
This quick and easy Scandinavian Beet and Potato Salad is packed with veggies and dressed in creamy sauce.
The perfect appetizer for happy hour, bake a pan of spiced sweet potato fries and serve with a refreshing cilantro yogurt sauce.
Getting tired of the same old salad? Try this Spiced Sweet Potato and Kale Salad to switch things up. The sweet potatoes are smokey and full of flavor and the salad is packed with protein, thanks to hard boiled eggs.
Here’s how to make homemade ricotta cheese in under an hour. Serve it with honey and berries or add it to your next pizza.
Toasty, caramelized cauliflower with jammy roasted grapes are the ultimate side dish topped with a tangy yogurt sauce.
This Italian-style braised bok choy is complimented by white wine, anchovies, butter and garlic. Lemon zest-scented breadcrumbs add a great crunch on top.
Have leftover quinoa sitting in your fridge? Spruce it up with herbs and make deliciously crispy quinoa fritters served with a garlic aioli.
Is there anything better than boosting the flavor of a sweet potato by roasting it in the oven? Check out this simple, but so flavorful side dish of chili and garlic roasted sweet potatoes.
Inspired by the salads of Southeast Asia, this shrimp salad is loaded with fish sauce and the citrus fruit pomelo, before being topped off with crispy fried shallots and sesame seeds.
Thought a carrot salad was boring? Think again. Bright and zingy, our Moroccan Carrot Salad harnesses the clean taste of lemon and the spiciness of hot chiles for a carrot salad that is a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
It might sound like an odd combo, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. This feta and honey orzo is perfectly sweet and savory and brightened with lemon.
Baked polenta fries are mixed with manchego cheese to be a delicious, crispy appetizer.
Slather this amazingly sweet and spicy Jalapeño Beet Ketchup on your next veggie pattie, burger or dip your sweet fries in it. You really can’t go wrong with this delicious sauce.
A perfect side dish for the coldest days ahead, these roasted vegetables are anything but ordinary when tossed in an orange-thyme vinaigrette.
Topped with crispy bacon and a creamy garlic crème fraîche, this roasted cabbage is a decadent treat that pairs well with Pinot Noir and still is packed with nutrients.
Bulgarian baked beans are easy to make and so flavorful and cozy, perfect for the coldest winter days. They’re flavored with a simple tomato and spice base.
Crunchy, spicy almonds are just what you need to satisfy your snack cravings. This snack packs the protein and the flavor when you need just a little something between meals.
Let the ginger and curry warm you through in this hearty carrot and beet curry dish. A simple recipe with rewarding flavors.
With blended cashews, this creamy cauliflower and sweet pepper bake is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds while still being dairy-free.
Stir it into your oats or yogurt, slather onto toast or a waffle, pair it with a cheese board. Whatever you do with it, this easy orange zest and cranberry chia jam will bring a delicious burst of flavor.
Quick to make, full for flavor, and great for a side or main dish this gruyere and brussels sprouts gratin is baked in a delightfully cheesy sauce that everyone will love.
Charred zucchini and caramelized onions make this chickpea salad especially unique and flavorful. A delicious and hearty side dish for your next meal.
This refreshing winter spinach salad is loaded with walnuts, apples, beets and topped off with a deliciously creamy French goat cheese.
Dig into this comforting winter salad loaded with escarole, pomegranate, French goat cheese and warm lentils, that will refresh you, but also keep things cozy.
Creamy, hearty and warm, this sweet potato au gratin is a perfect side dish for the coldest days of the year.
These sweet potatoes are filled with toasted walnuts, fresh herbs, pomegranate seeds and drizzled with a tahini sauce.
This hearty, smooth hubbard squash soup is made extra delightful swirled with an herb-loaded pistachio gremolata.
A perfect fall side, this cider and maple roast squash is soft and sweet on the inside, and crisp and caramelized on the outside.
Caramelized, roasted squash is flavored with curry and tossed with slightly crispy chickpeas, and apple cider vinaigrette and mustard greens to be a stunning fall salad.
This warm, braised red cabbage is a hearty fall side along with smokey, salty bacon.
This beautiful salad is the perfect side dish for your next dinner party. It’s loaded with lentils, delicata squash, kale, apple and more. Plus, the leftovers make for a perfect lunch.
Check out these hearty side dishes that are perfect for the rest of autumn, all of winter and all the holidays and dinner parties in between.
Bring some beautiful purple hues to the table with this side dish of prosciutto-wrapped radicchio served with a balsamic fig reductions. It’s sweet, salty and just a touch bitter from the radicchio. The perfect flavor combo.
Did you sign up to bring a side this year? Skip the usual mashed potatoes and check out these new or improved, reinvented Thanksgiving side dishes.
Dig into this perfect fall recipe of roasted pumpkin with cranberries and French Goat Cheese. It’s warm and beautiful in color with the added touch of creamy goat cheese.
Dig into this autumn salad made hearty for the season with prosciutto, gorgonzola, pecans and pomegranate tossed in a rosemary vinaigrette.
Loaded with crispy edges and caramelized sweet potato centers, this candied sweet potato casserole is a delicious side dish we can’t get enough of.
Reinvent the usual scalloped potatoes to include scallions, cilantro, cheddar cheese and salsa with a bit of spice.
This easy saffron risotto is cozy and simple in the best ways. It’s the perfect side to your favorite protein.
Creamy roasted fingerling potatoes are served simply with sea salt, Aleppo and lemon for a rustic dish with big flavor.