Quick and easy European vegetarian side dishes recipes

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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
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23 votes
32637 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
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25 votes
5915 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
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6 votes
2432 views
Yorkshire Puddings (perfect every time)

Yorkshire Puddings (perfect every time)

What is it about Yorkshire Puddings that some people find so difficult to get right? Well I have to…

Acquiredish
Nov 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
1534 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
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1 vote
327 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
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6 votes
1283 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
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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
1272 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
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1 vote
1130 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
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10 votes
1272 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
5889 views
Fresh Kale w/ garlic

Fresh Kale w/ garlic

This is so simple and taste wonderful. When you blanch it first it seems to have a sweeter flavor to it. It's even good cold. You can do this…

Evil Fairy
Sep 2013
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1 vote
316 views
macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese

A delicious, easy to cook meal.

Carol Teng
Feb 2008
Beginner
7 votes
13814 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
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2 votes
827 views
It's In The Bag. Perfect Potatoes In 45 Minutes...No, Really!

It's In The Bag. Perfect Potatoes In 45 Minutes...No, Really!

As most food bloggers, I'm always searching for the glamour shot. Not for myself mind you, that coal barge…

kathy gori
May 2010
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3 votes
1308 views