Low-Cholesterol Side Dish Recipes

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Beetroot Relish

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This beetroot relish is delicious, especially when served with lamb. The texture can be adjusted to your own liking, and I suggest it be somewhat chunky to give a contrast to the smoothness of the lamb. This recipe was in a book of notes from my grandmother, and tastes amazing.

Best Potatoes Ever!

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These Indian potatoes taste awesome for lunch or dinner with chipatis, rotis, or wheat tortillas. The spices can be found at any Indian grocery store.

Calico Beans

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This casserole is the best! I take it to pot lucks, picnics, camping trips, etc.

Peanut Rice

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Great, simple recipe. We usually serve it with potato curry.


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Simple directions on how to cook plain polenta. There are many options for polenta once it is cooked: you can mix in fresh herbs and cheeses, bake it, or fry it! Experiment and choose your favorite technique!

Roasted Vegetable Medley

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This colorful dish has the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It is simple to prepare and can be served as a side dish, salad, or light meal. Feel free to substitute whatever veggies and herbs you have on hand.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

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This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

Mango-Pineapple Chutney

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The sweetness of mango, pineapple and red pepper is given a zing from fresh ginger and a kick from hot chile pepper. Serve this chutney with grilled chicken or seafood for an exciting burst of flavor!

Spanish Rice II

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Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.

Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

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This delicious recipe was presented to me by a vegan friend. The lime juice gives the quinoa a fresh flavor that can't be beat!

Best Spanish Rice

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The combination of picante sauce and chicken broth makes this easy recipe very tasty!

Air Fryer French Fries

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Since I missed the whole Instant Pot® train, I had to make at least one air fryer recipe while they're still hot. And it doesn't get more classic than French fries; the generally accepted technique is pretty, dare I say, airtight, at this point, but I do have one extra trick in store! Finally, dip them in honey mustard, spicy ketchup, garlic aioli, or all 3 mixed together, like I did.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Sweet Potatoes

"What a great alternative to french fries or plain old baked potatoes. I cut them into cubes so they would cook faster and be a little crunchier. Delicious!!" – rachsam1970

Mediterranean Kale

See how to make a simple steamed kale side dish that’s full of Mediterranean flavors.

Spicy Vietnamese Quick Pickled Vegetables

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These quick pickled vegetables are traditionally served as a condiment for banh mi sandwiches, but they make a nice side for anything you'd normally pair with coleslaw, like fish and chips, BBQ, fish tacos, etc.