Quick and easy European vegetarian side dishes recipes

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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
9529 views
Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2008
Advanced
24 votes
44248 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
7197 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
6148 views
Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

Lemon & Garlic Green Beans

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2015
Advanced
7 votes
2033 views
Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

I've been looking for tasty ways to cook spinach and wild greens because they are so healthful. This one is…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2010
Advanced
6 votes
3508 views
macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese

A delicious, easy to cook meal.

Carol Teng
Feb 2008
Beginner
7 votes
14820 views
Farro with fresh herbs

Farro with fresh herbs

I had Farro for the first time recently at a party at a winery. I thought it was fantastic served under grilled lamb. It's a little crunchier than…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2009
Advanced
2 votes
1430 views
Roasted Bell Peppers Salad - Salada de pimentos assados

Roasted Bell Peppers Salad - Salada de pimentos assados

This is a traditional Portuguese salad you will find in most restaurants, especially during the summer. It is…

Sofia Reino
Mar 2010
Advanced
1 vote
3094 views
Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed…

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
1492 views
Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

I've been cooking this recipe for so long, and it is so simple, that I have often overlooked posting it. We…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2010
Advanced
6 votes
1921 views
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

This is a delicious and healthy dish that takes 5 minutes to make and goes with almost anything--asian, mediterranean or american. Barefoot…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2008
Advanced
4 votes
6578 views
Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

When plum tomatoes are on sale this summer, grab a bagful and make this simple and delicious side dish. It…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jun 2009
Intermediate
3 votes
1718 views
Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

A perfect way to boost nutrition in mashed potatoes, this is a favorite Irish side dish but can certainly…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
2633 views
Cabbage Quiche

Cabbage Quiche

Delicate and light Cabbage Quiche with raisins and pine nuts.

Tania Mattiello
Feb 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
1525 views