Side Dishes

Cheesy Crispy Broccoli
Roasted Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

This crispy, cheesy adventure is perfect for your next dinner party, or just a regular (but delicious) weeknight meal.

Insalata di Polpo – Italian Octopus Salad

With a few common vegetables and herbs, create a refreshing antipasto salad with octopus that is sure to entice eaters.

Keto Friendly Everything Bagel Ranch Dressing

When you want to give your ranch dressing an upgrade, look no further than this…

Bacon and Ranch Jalapeño Poppers

Upgrade your jalapeño poppers with a dash of ranch, with a recipe you can prepare…

Lentil Dip and Crudités from Chef Eliana Godinez

Chef Eliana Godinez serves up a deliciously refreshing appetizer (or side dish) that evolves as…

Thai Inspired Chicken Marinade
Thai Inspired Grilled Chicken Marinade

Tired of the same old grilled chicken rubs and marinades? Look no further than this…

The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes

If you’re anything like me, you love mashed potatoes. Creamy, luscious, elegant and just the…

The Crispiest Smashed Potatoes

It’s official. Smashed potatoes is my favorite accoutrement to almost any protein. Roasted until perfectly…

Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano Quiche

With Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano cheese – Ilona Shabovta serves up a dish…

Bombay Aloo: Masala Potatoes

Bombay Aloo aka Masala Potatoes is an easy to make, everyday curry that is great to serve with both rice or Roti. Flavored with spices and laced with sweet caramelized, this potato curry is sure to be a family favorite.

Hummus with Pickled Jalapeños

This Hummus with Pickled Jalapeños is super smooth, zippy, and tangy with a slow-warming kick of heat. Slather it on toast, crackers, or your favorite veggies.

Baconnaise – Homemade Bacon Mayonnaise

Introducing a savory twist on the classic condiment, marrying two of our favorite things in the world, bacon and mayonnaise.

Traditional Bengali Summer Eggplant with Fried Neem Leaves

A Bengali meal typically starts with something bitter. And this is in an accordance with ancient Ayurvedic practices. Neem leaves are delightfully bitter and make for a delicious summer eggplant dish.

Indian-Inspired Summertime Dip Recipes with Baar Baar

Fresh and colorful, Baar Baar restaurant in NYC shares two Indian-inspired summertime chutneys. Transforming the…

Burrata and Strawberry Salad

This Strawberry Burrata Salad is an easy appetizer to whip up and it is topped with pistachios, basil, and a balsamic reduction.

Lebanese Falafel with Tahini Yogurt

Learn how to make homemade Lebanese falafel recipe with dried chickpeas, loads of fresh herbs and warm spices. Serve the crispy balls with a creamy tahini yogurt.

Jicama Spring Rolls

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Corn Puree with Gruyere and Basil

This Corn Puree with Gruyere and Basil is a side dish you should be bringing to every barbecue this coming summer.

Garlic Eggplant

This simple side dish of garlic eggplant is made with Chinese eggplant in a mouth-watering garlic sauce. It’s the perfect side with noodles or fried rice.

Homemade Triple Nut Butter

Made with three different nuts for the perfect consistency, this homemade triple nut butter is simple to throw together in your food processor.

Homemade Cauliflower Tots

These Easy Cauliflower Tots are the perfect baked bite-size appetizer, made with fresh cauliflower, scallions and parmesan cheese.

Mango and Wild Rice Salad

A super food, plant-based rice salad packed with fresh ingredients including mango, red onion, radish, celery, chili, herbs, pomegranates and cranberries.

Spanish Omelette: Tortilla Española with Sweet Mini Red Peppers

Savory with sweet mini red peppers, this foolproof tortilla Española recipe will be your new favorite brunch, breakfast, or dish. This is not your mama’s frittata, it’s even perfect for a tapas night.

How to Ferment Peppers

To use in hot sauce or as a condiment all on their own, here’s how to ferment peppers.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Everything Seasoning
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Everything Seasoning

Get cozy with roasted sweet potatoes made extra special with a sprinkle of everything seasoning. Simple to make, sure to become a favorite.

Winter Citrus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This arugula, avocado, and blood orange salad with orange vinaigrette is a yummy way to get your fruits and veggies in the winter.

Roasted Winter Vegetable Galette

With a hearty whole wheat crust, this comforting roasted winter vegetable galette is easy to make and flavorful, thanks to dijon mustard.

Loaded Hummus Bowls with Greek Chicken

Do your hummus up! These quick and easy Loaded Hummus Bowls with Greek Chicken is packed with protein and colorful veggies. It makes for a meal full of flavor and nutritious ingredients.

Savory Tomato Jam

This delicious, savory tomato jam can be made all year round and slathered on just about everything.

8 Delicious Things to Make with Popcorn

January 19th is Popcorn Day and we are so down to celebrate. Check out these sweet and savory popcorn recipes that are more exciting than just digging into a buttered bowl of warm kernels.

Radicchio Salad with Vegan Ranch Dressing

Need a delicious salad with a homemade, vegan dressing? Look no further! This Radicchio Salad with Vegan Ranch Dressing is fit for a weeknight or a dinner party side.

Chickpea and Basmati Rice-Stuffed Eggplant

Dig into this beautifully-spiced side dish made of eggplant stuffed with flavorful basmati rice and chickpeas.

How to Whole Roast Cauliflower

For a stunning side dish or main attraction, learn how to roast cauliflower whole with flavorful spices to match the presentation.

Don’t Forget the Veggies – Festive Holiday Sides

It’s easy to focus on the bread, the main dish, the drinks and dessert, they’re often more exciting. But don’t forget the veggies! Check out these festive holiday sides that are flavorful and far from boring. They might even steal the spotlight.

Weeknight Fried Rice

Quick and easy, this fried rice is perfect for busy weeknights and meets all of requirements for a fast, tasty meal that’s sure to satisfy. There’s minimal prep work and it’s full of comforting flavors.

Pomegranate and Balsamic-Stuffed Butternut Squash with Loire Valley Wine

Dig into this stunning side dish of stuffed butternut squash paired with a Vouvray wine from the Loire Valley.

Apple and Bacon Stuffing

This sweet and savory Apple and Bacon Stuffing is the best of both worlds. Sweet apples and cranberries paired with savory herbs and bacon then baked into a warm Thanksgiving stuffing… DELICIOUS! Plus, it’s the perfect pair with a glass of Vinho Verde wine, a wine that is ideal with all of your Thanksgiving dishes.

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Beaujolais Wine

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving! Bring it to all your coming gatherings and potlucks. It can be made ahead and served with Beaujolais wine for a seriously beautiful pairing.

Honey Mustard Pretzel Popcorn

This popcorn is not just for watching movies. It makes for a perfect party snack or appetizer with fun, crunchy texture and big flavor.

Celery Root and Apple Slaw

Apple Slaw with Celery Root is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeño, cilantro and pickled onions. It’s sure to be a stand out side dish!

Grilled Squid with Peas and Mint: Michelle’s Travel Notebook

This delicious grilled squid dish was found in Milan. Here’s how to make it no matter where you are.

Beet Deviled Eggs

These colorful Beet Deviled Eggs are spiced up with a hint of coriander, smoked paprika and chili powder, and instead of mayo and mustard, they’re so flavorful with red wine vinegar and Greek yogurt.

How to Make Greens and Cheese Borek Pastries

Savory round borek are filled with wilted greens, sautéed shallots and cheese all rolled up in a delicious savory pastry.

Cornbread and Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Fresh Herbs

This Cornbread and Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Red Onion and Fresh Herbs screams fall comfort food!

Pickled Shrimp from Chef Frank Stitt

Pickled Shrimp is a southern favorite that is refreshing and perfect for a crowd of summer guests.

Charred Corn, Tomato and Burrata Salad

Inspired by fresh Italian summer foods, this charred corn and tomato salad is topped with fresh basil, olive oil and burrata. It’s a delight to enjoy on a hot evening with fresh summer tomatoes.

Simple Side: Rainbow Swiss Chard

Bursting with nutrients, this rainbow swiss chard is a delicious and colorful side dish we can’t get enough of.

Southwestern Orzo Salad

This southwest orzo salad is a robust, bean-loaded side dish that is perfect for summer.

Som Tum: Green Papaya Salad

This delicious Thai green papaya salad is also known as “som tum” and comes with various flavors of hot, salty, sweet and sour.

Half and Half: Linguini with Divine Flavor Zucchini Noodles, Herbs & Fried Capers

Half and Half Linguini uses half “real” noodles and half zucchini noodles for a tasty treat with less calories. Plenty of fresh herbs – mint, dill, and parsley – brighten things up along with the briny capers which are fried until crispy.

Pineapple-Bacon Coleslaw

Sweet, salty and crunch, this pineapple-bacon coleslaw is a colorful side dish, salad, burger or hot dog topping. An apple cider vinaigrette gives it the perfect touch of tang and fruitiness.

Classic Lyonnaise Salad

This classic recipe for Lyonnaise Salad is an easy and delicious salad that’s filling enough to have as a meal.

Coal-Charred Beets

Sweet beets are taken to a new level when they are charred and served simply with olive oil and salt.

Romesco Sauce and Brown Rice Bowl

Spruce up a bowl of brown rice with fresh vegetables and a smokey, roasted red pepper Romesco sauce.

Grilled Potato Salad with Eggs

Skip the usual mayo-based potato salad and impress your guests with this grilled potato salad with fresh herbs, a lemon dressing and soft boiled eggs to bring it all together.

Fun, Nutritious Recipes that Get the Kids in the Kitchen this Summer

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.

Shrimp Ceviche-Filled Avocados and Vinho Verde Wine

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.

Tips for Packing Road Trip Snacks

Grab a few mason jars, paper wraps or baggies and pack of the best road trip snacks to keep you fueled on your travels.

Summer Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Avocado

A perfect picnic or lunch dish, this summer chickpea salad is loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers and avocados to be seriously satisfying.

Summer Corn Cakes

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