My side dish recipes



Eggplant Roast with Vegetables

May 17th, 2014 in Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

This is nice looking dish which can be served as either a main entree, a side dish, or an appetizer.

It contains no meat, just eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese.

Eggplant roasted this way looks festive (and will for sure fit nicely on a holiday table), and it is also pretty easy to do.

One medium size eggplant will produce 2-3 servings.

Vegetables with Cream

December 14th, 2013 in No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Vegetables with cream are pretty easy to cook and they make a great side dish for meat or poultry. It can also be served as a no-meat course.

I used carrots, broccoli and cauliflower florets with peas for this recipe, but it will also work good with green beans, zucchini, brussels sprouts, whatever you have on your hands.

The same, you can use either fresh vegetables or frozen ones, or a combination of these. For example, for this recipe I used fresh broccoli and cauliflower with frozen sliced carrots and frozen peas.

Asparagus Fried with Butter and Garlic

June 8th, 2013 in Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Asparagus is one of foods I never ate before I came to US, and it seems pretty popular here as a healthy food, probably pretty packed with fiber everybody talks about so much here.

And this is easy way to cook it, you just need to make sure to not overheat butter and garlic.

Younger the asparagus spears require less time to cook. Make sure to cut off hard ends from the bottom all the way till soft part.

Potatoes Fried with Garlic and Caraway Seeds

April 27th, 2013 in Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

An easy yet tasteful side dish to make. It goes well with meat or poultry or a vegetable main dish.

Caraway seeds in combination with garlic give this dish some fragrance and interesting taste.

A hint: you can boil potatoes well in advance and fry them right before serving to get side dish ready when main course is.

Seared Summer Squash

April 6th, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Easy and quick to make dish for summer squashes or zucchini. I actually used both to make this dish looking more festive.

I believe it is also light, especially if amount of oil used is reduced to minimum, squashes are actually being cooked in their own juices.

Seared squashes can be served as a dish on its own or as a side dish for a meat main course.

Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms and Onions

February 2nd, 2013 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

Brussels sprouts cooked in mushroom and onion sauce can be served as a dish on its own, or as a side dish for a meat main course.

You can use fresh or frozen brussels sprouts for this recipe, frozen ones don’t require thawing, but may need a bit less time for cooking.

Vary amount of water (or broth) and flour while cooking to reach desired thickness of the sauce (more flour and less water will make it for thicker sauce).

Brussels Sprouts in Tomato and Soy Sauce

December 1st, 2012 in Main Dish Recipes, No-meat, Side Dish Recipes by Julia Volhina

I got probably my last catch of brussels sprouts for this year and had to throw away some of it, that is why I only had three quarter of a pound left. If you manage to get whole pound, just increase ingredients proportionally.

In this recipe tomato can be replaced with tomato paste with water, but I like fresh tomatoes more than canned substitutes.

A note: recipe doesn’t call for salt for a reason: the soy sauce is salty enough.