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    Default Looking for a really kickin' side dish

    I'm going to smoke some pork and chicken over the holiday weekend and I'm looking for a new side dish recipe. Or dessert. Something that isn't the same old potato salad or cole slaw or pasta salad. Something healthy, and if it is a dessert then not too full of sugar.

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    Cold or hot or don't care?

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    drained black beans, drained and rinsed sweet and white corn. chpd red onion, diced tomatoes, some rice vinegar and fresh lime juice, pepper, and some fresh cilantro. very refreshing.

    pearl couscous. dice up radishes, seeded cucumbers, seeded tomatoe, feta and dress w/ a mixture of fresh lemon juice and a good quality olive oil and serve! yum

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    My preferred sides are really not very exciting or particularly new, but garlic roasted sweet potato fries are my absolute favourite.

    My Irish favourites are champ - creamy mashed potatoes with scallions (spring onions) - and colcannon - creamy mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage and scallions (you can add leeks and/or onions, too).

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    Mango Pineapple Salad with Mint

    2 cups peeled, diced ripe mango 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup flaked coconut 1/4 sprig chopped fresh mint

    In a medium bowl, toss together mango, pineapple, cranberries, and coconut. Garnish with mint. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving

    YUMMY and Healthy! Sweet with a little tartness!

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    We make something similar to this in the summer: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/T...zarella-Salad2

    The recipe I use (which I now can't find) has basalmic vinegar and a jar of sun-dried peppers as well.

    We also make a lot of asparagus:
    Roasted Asparagus Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

    My kids like a simple fruit salad---kiwi, bananas, strawberries, etc. I put a bit of melted orange jam over it.

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    The ribs and BBQ chicken just scream spicy rice dish w/ tomatoes. I guess I would put broccoli and use brown rice?

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    krbshappy71, doesn't matter if it is hot or cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary Housewife View Post
    krbshappy71, doesn't matter if it is hot or cold.
    Are you tired of deviled eggs? Too much work? Those are such a hit no matter how many times I serve them at holidays.

    Is there too much sugar in carrot salad? (carrots & raisin salad) That's one we don't have often and like.

    Fruit pizza is also a hit here and you can make it with yogurt to cut back on the sugar of it. Fruit Pizza II Recipe - Allrecipes.com

    But if you are serving a large amount of people it will disappear on you. I think that's why people stick to pasta and potato salads, it feeds more cheaply.

    Oh, for a variety on potato salad I love a good german potato salad instead of the traditional yellow mustard ones.

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