Category Archives For: quick side dish

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Grated carrot salad with kefir Dijon sauce

There are not a lot of fresh vegetables available in the winter so often I invent some salads with veggies thet are available throughout the whole year, for example this delicious grated carrot salad. Its simplicity is disarming and the taste is very good thanks to the addition of a savory sauce. The sauce is […]

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Mixed vegetables and pineapple salad

This mixed vegetables and pineapple salad is inspired by a typical Mexican recipe that is pico de gallo where a mixture of fresh and tasty vegetables including red onion, tomatoes and peppers (traditionally green peppers are used) create a flavourful mix that goes perfectly with fish and meat. The addition of fresh pineapple and lime […]

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Garlicky savoy cabbage and potatoes

This super simple and tasty vegetarian side dish with potatoes and savoy cabbage was inspired by a Irish dish, the colcannon. I readjusted the amount of butter and opted for the use of leek instead of onions or green onions because it is more delicate and I prefer it more. Instructions: Garlicky savoy cabbage and […]

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Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme

A delicious chickpea hummus variation with grilled zucchini, fresh thyme and grated lemon zest. Rich, dense, creamy and fresh. Instructions: Grilled zucchini hummus with fresh thyme Wash the zucchini and cut off the tips. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer, cut the zucchini into long strips (about 0,5 cm high). Brush with some […]

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Potato and white bean salad with garlic dressing

This simple potato and white bean salad is garnished with a mixture of parsley, vinegar, garlic and oregano. Easy, quick and flavourful side dish. Instructions: Potato and white bean salad with garlic dressing Boil the potatoes in salty water until they are tender. Drain and put aside until they cool down completely. Mix vinegar with […]

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Red cabbage and apple coleslaw

Red cabbage coleslaw is a cabbage salad of American origins. An easy and tasty vegetable side dish, perfect with grilled meat or fish. This version uses red cabbage together with grated apple and some honey to add some sweetness to this slaw. Instructions: Red cabbage and apple coleslaw Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage […]

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Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes salad

This chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes salad is super delicious and fresh. A perfect balance of flavours between legumes and vegetables. Instructions: Fresh Chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes salad In a bowl combine: cherry tomatoes previously cut into smaller pieces, dried tomatoes cut into strips, chopped fresh basil, some rocket salad, chopped onion and chickpeas that have […]

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Placki ziemniaczane – Polish crispy hash browns

How to prepare some perfect golden and crispy Polish potato hash browns? The secret is to let rest the grated potatoes so that they release the extra juices. The recipe comes from my Polish family. In fact, in traditional Polish cuisine they are called placki ziemniaczane 😀 Instructions: Placki ziemniaczane – Polish crispy hash browns […]

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Pumpkin hummus

Pumpkin hummus is another version of classic chickpea hummus. This time I used pumpkin to give a little sweetness to one of my favorite side dishes. Pumpkin goes perfectly with chickpeas, paprika (both sweet and smoked) and the heat of the chili powder. If you do not have ready to use pumpkin puree no problem […]

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Basil, ginger and lemon hummus

In this recipe for a hummus the chickpeas are combined with basil, lemon and ginger which make this hummus fresh and slightly spicy. Instructions: Basil, ginger and lemon hummus Put drained and rinsed chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil and chopped fresh ginger in a blender. Blend everything until smooth adding some water […]