I did a lot of recipe testing for dinners this week. Even when the recipe I’m developing is simple, the process of figuring out ingredients and writing down every step of the instructions is time consuming. And that’s why I needed easy sides! Luckily, the simplest sides tend to be the healthiest, freshest, and tastiest too.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Sauteed Mushrooms with Shallots and Thyme // I want to eat these every day of the week. They are that good.
Roasted Eggplants with Herbs // I was super excited to make this with fresh herbs from the garden. I tweaked this recipe a little because I didn’t use the small eggplants it called for and served it with Pasta Puttanesca.
Asian Cabbage Mango Slaw // Skinnytaste’s version looks far better than mine; my mango was overripe, while the recipe called for one that was underripe. But I liked the sweetness the ripe mango added, even if it was a little bit messier.
Garam Masala Green Beans // A perfect side dish for summer.
Gruyere Smoked Mozzarella and Olive Tapenade Sandwiches // We had this two nights in a row and I will be making it again once I start getting tomatoes from the garden. Delicious!
Do you have any favorite easy side dishes? I’m always looking for new ideas!