Quick and easy European side dishes recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
7005 views
Spinach Basil Orzo

Spinach Basil Orzo

Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a…

Mary Joseph
Mar 2008
Advanced
3 votes
6562 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
5913 views
Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved…

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
2659 views
Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

Nate Appleman
Apr 2008
Professional
9 votes
18931 views
Quick Broccoli Side Dish

Quick Broccoli Side Dish

Italian seasoning and crunchy pine nuts really jazz up the flavor of this versatile veggie side dish.

Mary Shaldibina
Nov 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
3118 views
Quick and Tasty Greek Cauliflower

Quick and Tasty Greek Cauliflower

There are times I've put the bulk of time preparing a middle east main dish and just need a quick side of…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2011
Professional
2 votes
1389 views
Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Although I always ate Polenta growing up, I have just recently been making it for my family. I am really…

Dana Salvo
Mar 2011
Advanced
1 vote
888 views
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This is a great traditional greek sauce. Serve it on flatbread with fava beans, kebab, falafel, or anything else you can think of. It's super…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2008
Advanced
3 votes
4637 views
Colcannon with Kale

Colcannon with Kale

An Irish potato dish, colcannon is mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale and a dollop of butter on top. This recipe changed little from Craig…

Julia Ann Souders
Mar 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
1271 views
Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Since we can have great tomatoes year around, we can always enjoy their fresh flavor this way. Remember: Never store your fresh tomatoes in the…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
1244 views
Croatian white onion sauce

Croatian white onion sauce

Traditional and delicious Croatian sauce that goes well with all kinds of cooked meat. Note: Do not omit or substitute wine vinegar with any other…

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
238 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1270 views
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

This is a simple and delicious Italian recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. We leave out the egg and sometimes the lemon (depends on what you…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
5888 views
A Sauerkraut like no other!

A Sauerkraut like no other!

Although Sauerkraut is a very German dish, this preparation is certainly out of the norm; however, it is guaranteed to delight all guests, even…

Nick Roche
Feb 2012
Advanced
1 vote
796 views