Tag: side dish

Blistered Green Beans with Tomato-Almond Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit

Don’t let memories of overcooked, dull green beans cause you to overlook this absolutely incredible dish. The beans cook quickly in the pan, allowing them to keep their beautiful green color and have a slight crunch with each bite. However, the true star is the tomato-almond pesto. I love this recipe because it makes more pesto than you may need, so save it to put on literally anything else and you’ve immediately elevated that food.

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Hard-Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

Recipe by Alison Roman in Nothing Fancy

This dish is truly nothing fancy in terms of its simplicity. However, the flavor that is created by combining just a few ingredients is magic. I like finishing it with some good, crumbled feta to add a fresh tang, but it certainly doesn’t need it if that’s not your thing. What I do know for sure though, is that I’m not making cauliflower any other way ever again!   

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranates

Recipe by Erin Pellegrin, RD

Did you know our friend the Brussel sprout makes for a wonderful winter salad? Pear it – pun intended – with a shallot, or even red onion, seasonal fruit for slight sweetness, top with whatever nuts/seeds you have on hand, and you have a flavorful salad that’s not heavy or overdone. Plus the dressing is simple – as a homemade salad dressing should be. It brings everything together making this salad a wonderful side or open up more space on your dinner plate to get in that extra serving of veggies! 

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