healthy side dishes

Collection by brandalynn

Honey Orange Green Beans

Rating: 4 stars 21
These sweet-and-savory green beans are a tasty side dish.

Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This simple, time-saving recipe lets you prepare winter root vegetables in advance for Thanksgiving dinner. Parboil parsnips, rutabaga, and carrots, freeze or refrigerate them until needed, then toss them with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and dried basil before roasting them to bring out their natural sweetness.
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Panzanella Salad Skewers

Rating: 4 stars 9
Grilled bread salad! Callisons seasoned skewers threaded with artisanal bread, fresh mozzarella, and vegetables are served on a bed of romaine lettuce and dressed with basil pesto.

Snow Peas with Water Chestnuts

Rating: 4 stars 23
Snow peas with water chestnuts, sesame seeds, and mint. This is quick and easy, yet good enough for company.

Barb's Curried Mango-Avocado Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Diced mango and avocado pair with a little lime, curry, and onion to make a great side dish for a barbecue. I brought a huge bowl of this to a small party, and it was devoured. You can also dice the ingredients finer to make a nice salsa-style dip.
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Fresh Oregano and Blackberry Green Beans

Rating: 3.5 stars 13
This super-easy side dish utilizes the bounty of late summer and is the perfect companion to whatever you are grilling - in fact, the stove can be turned on while the meat is resting from the grill. The sweet acidity of the berries balances the entire meal, and the fresh oregano brings out the best of both the berries and the beans. It's a beautiful, unusual side dish that leaves guests, and even finicky family, raving.

Mandarin Orange Couscous

Rating: 4 stars 6
A quick and easy side dish that's sure to impress, this is a refreshing change to plain couscous.

Hot Baked Fruit

Rating: 5 stars 7
A nutritious dish to add to your brunch table.

Mama Lola's Estrellas

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This is a great alternative to Spanish rice and accompanies any Mexican food dish wonderfully. This was one of my favorites growing up.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
These little bites are a crowd-pleaser for social events, but we also like to make a big batch and freeze them to take to work during the week. They reheat in 20 to 40 seconds in the microwave. Very versatile!

Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4 stars 5
My family loves deviled eggs, so I decided to make a little twist on our regular recipe, inspired by the flavors of Buffalo chicken. They are spicy, but not too spicy for my young kids, and it's easy to change the level of spiciness to suit your taste.

Quinoa Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
High-protein, low-carb option for breakfast that can be served either hot or cold. Add any vegetable or cheese type you like!