Cuisine: Side dish

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love bulgur, which is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, traditionally used to make tabbouleh and pilafs. It has a satisfying, chewy texture and mild, nutty taste. Whole wheats, like bulgur, are richer in nutrients and vitamins than refined, processed wheat, which has been stripped of many beneficial ingredients. You can use bulgar in place of wheat berries, couscous or rice in your favorite grain salad recipes. This Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur is a great way to give it a try!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

These Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts are a perfect side dish for your holiday table. They can be made ahead and reheated which my life easier.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Asparagus with Curry Butter

A touch of curry-infused butter elevates this sautéed asparagus. The curry butter really enhances the tanginess of the asparagus and is a quick and easy side dish. I served it with Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Baby Bok Choy with Portobello Mushrooms & Ginger

Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage. Bok choy is a nutrient-dense vegetable and is a great food to incorporate into your diet because of its low calories and many health benefits, such as cancer prevention, healthy digestion, and a hefty serving of many vitamins and minerals. This Baby Bok Choy with Portobello Mushrooms & Ginger is very flavorful and quick and easy to prepare.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon

This Pumpkin with White Beans and Bacon makes a wonderful autumnal side dish. I actually made this with butternut squash.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Beech Mushrooms and Ginger

Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Beech Mushrooms and Ginger is quick and easy to make and goes well with shrimp, salmon or any other fish. You can substitute shiitake mushrooms if you can't find beech mushrooms.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Caramelized Spicy Green Beans

I'm always searching for new side dish recipes. These Caramelized Spicy Green Beans are quick and easy to prepare. Haricot vert is the French term for these long, slender green beans. "Haricot" means bean and "vert" means green in French. They are also more tender and have a more robust flavor than your typical American green beans.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Deconstructed Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and sometimes referred to as ratatouille niçoise. This Deconstructed Ratatouille is a much fresher take on the classic. The recipe comes from Joy of Kosher.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange

This Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange recipes one of the most popular dishes in the Ottolenghi cookbook. It’s easy to make and can be made well in advance and chilled a day ahead of serving. The recipe can also be doubled or tripled (or more), if you’re feeding a crowd.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Roasted Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

These Roasted Crispy Parmesan Potatoes are some of the best potatoes I have ever made. They take 10 minutes to prepare and will wow your family. They are utter nirvana!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings