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

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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
6699 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
19541 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
7909 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
7153 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
6179 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
1655 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
1475 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
3340 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
525 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
1458 views
BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

My Magic Potion: I thought it would be a great idea to try out my new Truffle Oil & indeed, it worked wonders.…

Blackswan
Jun 2011
Advanced
1 vote
1079 views
Buttered Brussels Sprouts

Buttered Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. Opponents of the vegetable swear it tastes like metal. Or worse, like feet. But when coated with the right…

Amanda Natividad
Oct 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
1336 views
Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto)

Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto)

These hearty portabella mushrooms are a taste sensation with their savory Italian bread crumb topping and…

Deena Montillo
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
688 views
Avocado salsa

Avocado salsa

Enjoy on the side or as a dip

Lemon Squeezy
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
736 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
4973 views