Category Archives: Side Dishes

Lentil and Brown Rice Salad

Lentil and Brown Rice Salad: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked brown rice 1  … Continue reading

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Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 cup olive oil 1 pound orzo 1 pint small cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 cup chopped fresh basil 1 7-ounce container feta cheese, cut in … Continue reading

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Mozzarella Tomato Toast

This is such a great accompaniment to a bowl of soup!  What an easy lunch or dinner! Just broil pieces of whole wheat toast with a thick slice of mozzarella on top of each.  Remove when starting to brown and … Continue reading

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Lemony Pasta Salad with Green Beans and Arugula

Lemony Pasta Salad with Green Beans and Arugula: 8 oz. wheat elbow macaroni 8 oz. green beans, trimmed and cut into thirds  1 lemon 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp Parmesan 2 tsp Dijon mustard Splash of Worcestershire sauce 1 … Continue reading

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Tomato Jalapeno Salad

Perfect side!  I had this alongside some blackened and grilled shrimp kabobs.  It tasted just like salsa and we all know how healthy salsa is!  Yum!  This was actually a bit too spicy for me, which is rare.  I had … Continue reading

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Bean Side Dish

Bean Side Dish: Cook some chopped onions, carrots, and garlic in a bit of olive oil for about 10 minutes.  Add in beans of your choice and serve warm. (I added some hot sauce as well)

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White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

White Bean-Roasted Red Pepper Salad: (Serves 4 as a side dish or 2 for lunch on top of a bed of salad greens) 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon Dijon … Continue reading

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Cheese-Topped Grilled Tomatoes

          Cheese-Topped Grilled Tomatoes: 3 or 4 tomatoes 1/4 c  Light Italian dressing 1/2 c shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 2 Tbsp.  grated Parmesan 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs (I used basil, parsley, and chives) *Cut each … Continue reading

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