Side Dish Recipes
This Autumn salad showcases sweet apples and figs with fresh arugula, and a tangy lemon maple tahini dressing! It is easy to make, delicious and healthy. This can either be a main dish salad for two with a protein added or a side for 4-6 people.
I love fennel in salads raw or roasted but roasting fennel brings out its sweet flavor and makes it so tender! In this salad I combine it with summer peaches, crunchy pecans and spinach with a balsamic dressing for a delicious combo! This makes the perfect light dinner with a protein on the side!
Sweet corn is at its most delicious and flavorful right now, so it is the perfect time to make a salad featuring it! This one combines corn with tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers in a tangy vinaigrette with fresh herbs for a healthy summer salad! This is good made ahead of time as well, because it keeps well in the refrigerator.
I love hearty grain salads in the summer as a side or a light main dish. This one features wild rice, a Minnesota staple, sweet peaches which are at their most flavorful right now and sweet corn. The combination is delicious paired with a light balsamic dressing!
This is not your average fruit salad. It combines fresh sweet strawberries, ripe cantaloupe, fresh herbs, lime juice and chilies for a kick! It is so refreshing and perfect for summer! This is easy to make, healthy and delicious and comes together in about 5 minutes!
This substantial salad makes the perfect plant based summer main dish! It has fiber and protein, is packed with flavor from fresh herbs and lemon and it is great for making ahead of time for lunches or a picnic!
This Peach, Black Bean Corn Salad is perfect for summer! It is fast and easy to make, is great for picnics and you can make it ahead of time if needed. It is flavorful, delicious and healthy!
This shaved spring vegetable salad is easy to make, and so refreshing! It is packed with vitamins and fiber and makes the perfect light side dish or make ahead salad for lunch, because it tastes even better the next day when the flavors have had a chance to blend!
These roasted carrots are easy to make and so delicious! The roasting brings out their sweet flavor, and the maple and orange pairs so well with them! They would make the perfect addition to any Easter meal or spring meal!
This lemon dill slaw is refreshing, easy to make and perfect for spring and summer! It combines crunchy cabbage, zucchini, and carrots with pumpkin seeds in a tangy lemon dill dressing. It is packed with fiber and nutrients and a great way to get those extra veggies in! This is good as a side salad, on a sandwich in place of lettuce, or as something to serve with a protein like grilled tofu. You can even make it a day ahead of time and use it in lunches as it tastes even better the next day!