Side Dishes

Safed Aloo Indian White Potato Curry
Safed Aloo: Rajasthani White Potato Curry

India is a place of such diversity that the food and ingredients can change entirely within a few miles you travel. Within the same region, there are differences and even bigger differences when you step into another state. A whole new world, a whole new meal.

Beet Mole with Kumquat Habanero Kosho
Loaded with beets, tahini, fennel, and kumquat, this pink mole takes its inspiration from Mexico…
Crispy Baked Rosemary Polenta Fries
Crispy Baked Rosemary Polenta Fries

Delicious when dusted with a smoked sage salt or dipped in a garlic aioli, these baked polenta fries are a wonderfully crisp side.

Capri Pasta Salad
Capri Summer Pasta Salad

Brimming with authentic Italian ingredients, this Capri-inspired summer dish is a flavorful mini-vacation, whisking you off to sun-drenched Italian shores in mere minutes.

Raclette Potatoes au Gratin

If you’re looking for a hearty, creamy side dish that is perfect for a cold day and can be made with little effort, then look no further than this comforting potatoes raclette.

Chilean Pebre Sauce
Chilean Pebre Sauce

For your next BBQ, let your grilled meats and seafood be accompanied by the tangy, fresh kick of a gorgeous Chilean Pebre Sauce.

Potatoes Au Gratin
Provolone Potatoes au Gratin

These little ramekins are bursting with an irresistible fusion of flavors, marrying Provolone cheese, smooth potatoes and caramelized onions.

Spicy Sriracha Peanuts

Need a new snack in your life? Make a batch of these Sriracha roasted nuts and have on hand a perfectly salty, spicy protein-packed snack with a hint of lime.

Feta and Zucchini Blossom Salad with Filippino Dried Herring

Mediterranean and Filipino cuisine meet in a fresh and easy summer salad. Experience the taste explosion that is Tuyo herring, adding an exciting whiff of the ocean to the dish.

Kisir – Turkish Bulgur Salad

Türkiye’s rich cuisine is shaped by thousands of years of traditions, flavors, and stories, sealed…

Ligurian Torte Verde
Afternoon Snack: Ligurian Torte Verde

A gorgeous tart composed of cheese, eggs, and greens baked in a thin olive oil crust. Traditionally served as a snack all over Liguria.

Garlic and Thyme Confit
The Perfect Condiment: Garlic and Thyme Confit

Just a few simple ingredients come together to create an incredible condiment for everything from toasts and pastas, to steak and seafood.

The Perfect Guacamole
Guacamole: The Ultimate Recipe

Beloved by foodies everywhere, guacamole should be on every home cook’s repertoire. And we have the perfect recipe.

Oven Roasted Crispy Carrot Fries
A Playful Twist on Fries: Crispy Baked Carrot Fries

Crispy baked carrot fries, is a vibrant and wholesome spin on traditional fries. This easy-to-make…

Bearnaise Sauce Recipe
Foolproof Perfect Béarnaise Sauce

Making Béarnaise, the King of steak sauces, can be intimidating for even the most experienced…

Cheesy Crispy Broccoli
Roasted Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

This crispy, cheesy adventure is perfect for your next dinner party, or just a regular (but delicious) weeknight meal.

Insalata di Polpo – Italian Octopus Salad

With a few common vegetables and herbs, create a refreshing antipasto salad with octopus that is sure to entice eaters.

Keto Friendly Everything Bagel Ranch Dressing

When you want to give your ranch dressing an upgrade, look no further than this…

Bacon and Ranch Jalapeño Poppers

Upgrade your jalapeño poppers with a dash of ranch, with a recipe you can prepare…

Lentil Dip and Crudités from Chef Eliana Godinez

Chef Eliana Godinez serves up a deliciously refreshing appetizer (or side dish) that evolves as…

Thai Inspired Chicken Marinade
Thai Inspired Grilled Chicken Marinade

Tired of the same old grilled chicken rubs and marinades? Look no further than this…

The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes

If you’re anything like me, you love mashed potatoes. Creamy, luscious, elegant and just the…

The Crispiest Smashed Potatoes

It’s official. Smashed potatoes is my favorite accoutrement to almost any protein. Roasted until perfectly…

Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano Quiche

With Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano cheese – Ilona Shabovta serves up a dish…

Bombay Aloo: Masala Potatoes

Bombay Aloo aka Masala Potatoes is an easy to make, everyday curry that is great to serve with both rice or Roti. Flavored with spices and laced with sweet caramelized, this potato curry is sure to be a family favorite.

Hummus with Pickled Jalapeños

This Hummus with Pickled Jalapeños is super smooth, zippy, and tangy with a slow-warming kick of heat. Slather it on toast, crackers, or your favorite veggies.

Baconnaise – Homemade Bacon Mayonnaise

Introducing a savory twist on the classic condiment, marrying two of our favorite things in the world, bacon and mayonnaise.

Traditional Bengali Summer Eggplant with Fried Neem Leaves

A Bengali meal typically starts with something bitter. And this is in an accordance with ancient Ayurvedic practices. Neem leaves are delightfully bitter and make for a delicious summer eggplant dish.

Indian-Inspired Summertime Dip Recipes with Baar Baar

Fresh and colorful, Baar Baar restaurant in NYC shares two Indian-inspired summertime chutneys. Transforming the…

Burrata and Strawberry Salad

This Strawberry Burrata Salad is an easy appetizer to whip up and it is topped with pistachios, basil, and a balsamic reduction.

Lebanese Falafel with Tahini Yogurt

Learn how to make homemade Lebanese falafel recipe with dried chickpeas, loads of fresh herbs and warm spices. Serve the crispy balls with a creamy tahini yogurt.

Jicama Spring Rolls

I read Crazy Rich Asians1 by Kevin Kwan, the current selection of the Cook the…

Corn Puree with Gruyere and Basil

This Corn Puree with Gruyere and Basil is a side dish you should be bringing to every barbecue this coming summer.

Garlic Eggplant

This simple side dish of garlic eggplant is made with Chinese eggplant in a mouth-watering garlic sauce. It’s the perfect side with noodles or fried rice.

Homemade Triple Nut Butter

Made with three different nuts for the perfect consistency, this homemade triple nut butter is simple to throw together in your food processor.

Homemade Cauliflower Tots

These Easy Cauliflower Tots are the perfect baked bite-size appetizer, made with fresh cauliflower, scallions and parmesan cheese.

Mango and Wild Rice Salad

A super food, plant-based rice salad packed with fresh ingredients including mango, red onion, radish, celery, chili, herbs, pomegranates and cranberries.

Spanish Omelette: Tortilla Española with Sweet Mini Red Peppers

Savory with sweet mini red peppers, this foolproof tortilla Española recipe will be your new favorite brunch, breakfast, or dish. This is not your mama’s frittata, it’s even perfect for a tapas night.

How to Ferment Peppers

To use in hot sauce or as a condiment all on their own, here’s how to ferment peppers.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Everything Seasoning
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Everything Seasoning

Get cozy with roasted sweet potatoes made extra special with a sprinkle of everything seasoning. Simple to make, sure to become a favorite.

Winter Citrus Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This arugula, avocado, and blood orange salad with orange vinaigrette is a yummy way to get your fruits and veggies in the winter.

Roasted Winter Vegetable Galette

With a hearty whole wheat crust, this comforting roasted winter vegetable galette is easy to make and flavorful, thanks to dijon mustard.

Loaded Hummus Bowls with Greek Chicken

Do your hummus up! These quick and easy Loaded Hummus Bowls with Greek Chicken is packed with protein and colorful veggies. It makes for a meal full of flavor and nutritious ingredients.

Savory Tomato Jam

This delicious, savory tomato jam can be made all year round and slathered on just about everything.

8 Delicious Things to Make with Popcorn

January 19th is Popcorn Day and we are so down to celebrate. Check out these sweet and savory popcorn recipes that are more exciting than just digging into a buttered bowl of warm kernels.

Radicchio Salad with Vegan Ranch Dressing

Need a delicious salad with a homemade, vegan dressing? Look no further! This Radicchio Salad with Vegan Ranch Dressing is fit for a weeknight or a dinner party side.

Chickpea and Basmati Rice-Stuffed Eggplant

Dig into this beautifully-spiced side dish made of eggplant stuffed with flavorful basmati rice and chickpeas.

How to Whole Roast Cauliflower

For a stunning side dish or main attraction, learn how to roast cauliflower whole with flavorful spices to match the presentation.

Don’t Forget the Veggies – Festive Holiday Sides

It’s easy to focus on the bread, the main dish, the drinks and dessert, they’re often more exciting. But don’t forget the veggies! Check out these festive holiday sides that are flavorful and far from boring. They might even steal the spotlight.

Weeknight Fried Rice

Quick and easy, this fried rice is perfect for busy weeknights and meets all of requirements for a fast, tasty meal that’s sure to satisfy. There’s minimal prep work and it’s full of comforting flavors.

Pomegranate and Balsamic-Stuffed Butternut Squash with Loire Valley Wine

Dig into this stunning side dish of stuffed butternut squash paired with a Vouvray wine from the Loire Valley.

Apple and Bacon Stuffing

This sweet and savory Apple and Bacon Stuffing is the best of both worlds. Sweet apples and cranberries paired with savory herbs and bacon then baked into a warm Thanksgiving stuffing… DELICIOUS! Plus, it’s the perfect pair with a glass of Vinho Verde wine, a wine that is ideal with all of your Thanksgiving dishes.

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Beaujolais Wine

Mushroom and Butternut Lasagna with Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the Thanksgiving! Bring it to all your coming gatherings and potlucks. It can be made ahead and served with Beaujolais wine for a seriously beautiful pairing.

Honey Mustard Pretzel Popcorn

This popcorn is not just for watching movies. It makes for a perfect party snack or appetizer with fun, crunchy texture and big flavor.

Celery Root and Apple Slaw

Apple Slaw with Celery Root is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeño, cilantro and pickled onions. It’s sure to be a stand out side dish!

Grilled Squid with Peas and Mint: Michelle’s Travel Notebook

This delicious grilled squid dish was found in Milan. Here’s how to make it no matter where you are.

Beet Deviled Eggs

These colorful Beet Deviled Eggs are spiced up with a hint of coriander, smoked paprika and chili powder, and instead of mayo and mustard, they’re so flavorful with red wine vinegar and Greek yogurt.

How to Make Greens and Cheese Borek Pastries

Savory round borek are filled with wilted greens, sautéed shallots and cheese all rolled up in a delicious savory pastry.

Cornbread and Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage and Fresh Herbs

This Cornbread and Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Red Onion and Fresh Herbs screams fall comfort food!

Pickled Shrimp from Chef Frank Stitt

Pickled Shrimp is a southern favorite that is refreshing and perfect for a crowd of summer guests.