Showing posts with label Easy Side Dish recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easy Side Dish recipes. Show all posts

Friday, November 7, 2014

Macaroni Salad

The summer makes me think of macaroni salad this version of the classic American is perfect for any BBQ.


4 eggs; hard-boiled, peeled, and chopped

1 pound large elbow macaroni; cooked
4 ounces ham steak, finely chopped
2 stalks chopped celery, including leaves
1 large shallot, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
3 tablespoons sweet pickled relish
Kosher salt and pepper


In a large serving bowl, combine the eggs, ham steak, celery, shallots, lemon juice, macaroni and stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, pickled relish, and salt and pepper, to taste. 

Add the dressing to the macaroni and toss to coat. 

Season with more salt and pepper, if needed. 

Cover and chill for 2 hours for the flavors to meld.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Asian Cole Slaw

"Asian Cole Slaw" is delicious and terrific with anything grilled, this slaw is easy to prepare, as well as delicious and beautiful.


1/2 cup  seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon  sugar
teaspoon light honey
teaspoon light soy sauce
3 T
ablespoons  fresh cilantro
teaspoon fresh ginger root
1 T
ablespoon  sesame seeds
2 cup  napa cabbage
1/2 cup  shredded carrots
1/4 cup  freshly chopped green onion
1/4 cup large red bell peppers
1/4 cup  large yellow bell peppers
1/2 cup  daikon radishes


In small bowl, combine sugar, honey, 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon light soy sauce, cilantro, 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger root, and sesame seeds.

In separate bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, onion, red peppers, yellow peppers, and radish.

Mix sesame seed combination and cabbage mixture. 

Let stand for 20 minutes. 

Honey Apple-Cabbage Slaw

"Honey Apple-Cabbage Slaw" an awesome dish that taste delicious. I really enjoyed eating it and it wasn't too much trouble to make.


1/4 cup mayonnaise, plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon thyme honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups shredded green cabbage (about 1/2 head cabbage)
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into matchsticks
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
1 Belgian endive, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2 cup very thinly sliced yellow onion, preferably sweet onion, such as Maui or Walla Walla
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper, and whisk well. 

Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine green cabbage, apples, carrot, endive, onion and parsley. 

Toss with the dressing until evenly coated. 

Place in the refrigerator, covered, to chill slightly before serving.

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

This "Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw" is easy and delicious any time of the year.


2 pounds green cabbage (about 1 small or 1/2 large cabbage)
4 carrots1 medium onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugarFreshly ground black pepper 
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt

Quarter and core the cabbage. 

Peel the carrots and onion and cut into pieces that will fit through the feed tube of a food processor. 

Fit the food processor with the grater attachment and push the cabbage, carrots and onion through the feed tube to grate. 

Toss the grated vegetables in a large bowl.

Prepare the coleslaw dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon black pepper and the cayenne in a medium bowl. 

Toss the dressing with the cabbage mixture and season with salt and pepper. 

Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Apple, Pear and Golden Raisin Slaw

This Apple, Pear and Golden Raisin Slaw recipe tantalizes the taste buds with a burst of fruitiness.  An perfect side-dish to chicken, turkey and pork dishes. 


1/4 cup golden raisins
1 large apple
1 large pear
12 ounce bag coleslaw salad mix
1/4 apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


In small bowl, whisk vinegar, brown sugar, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper.

Combine apple, raisins, with pear and coleslaw.

Drizzle vinaigrette over apple mixture and toss.

Chill up to 2 hours. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spicy Mixed Nuts

The combination of spices and mixed nuts will be a big hit at any party. Make ahead Spicy Mixed Nuts can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


2 cups salted mixed nuts
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 
1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning
1 tablespoon butter


Foil Pack or Oven
Make a foil packet.
In a medium bowl melt butter, add seasonings and mixed nuts, mix well.
Pour them into your foil pack fold end of foil pack shut.
Grill over medium-high heat or bake at 350, turning often, cook 10-15 minutes. 
Pour nuts into a small bowl and serve.
Stove Top
In a medium skillet melt butter, add seasonings and mixed nuts, mix well.
Stir often for 8 - 10 minutes on medium heat.
Pour nuts into a small bowl and serve.
Serve hot, warm, or cold.