Browsing Category : Side Dishes

Muffuletta Pasta Salad | Mountain Cravings

Muffuletta Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with no mayo, no mustard, and less pasta than meats & cheeses – this is not your usual picnic salad! Taking all the fillings of a good N’awlins muffuletta sandwich and tossing them with pasta is a guaranteed favorite that’s always on request in our house. We’re not quite in picnic weather, but this is perfect to pack…

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Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet | Mountain Cravings

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Friends! This is it: your one-skillet, family-pleasing, nutritious dinner plan. Easy to toss together and so good that it won’t last long! Sauteing apples + onions + chicken sausage + rosemary + cinnamon makes a knock-em-dead skillet that – bonus – is good for you! This dish fits perfectly in the healthy-ish comfort food category with a little sweetness, a little…

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Baked Avocado Falafel | Mountain Cravings

Baked Avocado Falafel

January means we’re eating all things green! These baked falafel get their bright-green color from my die-hard favorites, avocado and cilantro. We might not be winning any beauty contests, but we’re killing it in the flavor department.

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Green Goodness Quinoa Salad | Mountain Cravings

Green Goodness Quinoa Salad

Anyone else still dragging from a major sugar coma? All of us? Yep. (Every year, I buy candy I don’t like so I won’t eat it. Every year, I eat it anyway.) Let’s atone with a salad that tastes too good to be called a salad. This green magic came together as I was looking for a non-salsa use for delicious tomatillos…

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Baked Tandoori Drumsticks with Coconut Rice | Mountain Cravings

Baked Tandoori Drumsticks with Coconut Rice

I broke down this week with an desperate craving for Indian food despite my too-hot-for-ovens attitude. My go-to is slow cooker butter chicken (which is perfect if you really aren’t turning on the oven) but I wanted something a little lighter, more summer-y. Enter tandoori drumsticks, easy picnic food with super-flavorful spices, served with a big scoop of coconut rice! Tangy mint…

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Friends, if you only make one thing this weekend, let it be this. I am utterly obsessed with this tangy-spicy-salty salad, like gone-in-24-hours-all-by-myself obsessed, and I want to share this happiness. Ever had elotes? Grilled corn-on-the-cob slathered with creamy chili-lime sauce and salty cotija cheese, Mexican street food of our dreams? We’re making esquites, the off-the-cob version. Less messy to eat, even easier…

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Parmesan-Lemon Grilled Fennel

Sometimes a recipe idea comes together even better than hoped – this fennel packs in so much flavor with so few ingredients that I know we’ll be making it all summer long! Grill low and slow, sprinkle with lemon juice for brightness and parmesan for depth, and you have a perfectly simple, summery side.

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Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

We’re taking beautiful bright green beans and giving them a quick stir-fry in sesame oil with red pepper flakes. Quick and simple is the best way to add vegetables to dinnertime. I’m pretty guilty of just making a main dish and saying good enough… but we all need some more green goodness in our lives.

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Garlic Ginger Kale Quinoa

Okay hold up. I know I’m throwing both kale and quinoa at you at once, but promise it’s worth it. This is such an easy, colorful side dish and you’ll totally feel like a health rockstar for making it. Fifteen minutes on the stove and you’ve got a side dish or warm salad for two – this has become my go-to…

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Broken Yolk Congee

Last night was a rough one at our home. Between a doped-up puppy just out of surgery and a surprise round of food poisoning, no one got much sleep. Today’s looking much better after lots of napping on the couch but food interest is at an all-time low. Congee fits today perfectly – so simple, completely bare if you can’t…

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