Recipes for Side Dishes

March 30, 2022

Chickpea and Red Lentil Pasta Salad

Chickpea and Red Lentil Pasta Salad 10 Servings Ingredients Pasta Salad 4 oz chickpea rotini pasta (I used Banza brand) 4 oz red lentil rotini pasta (I used Barilla brand) 2 cups diced English cucumber 2 cups halved grape tomatoes 1⁄2 cup thin red onion slices a small red onion 2 oz crumbled feta cheese handful fresh basil, […]
February 27, 2022

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon and Cranberries

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon and Cranberries 4 Servings Ingredients 20 oz. whole brussels sprouts (approximately 6 cups whole or 8 cups shaved) 4 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/4 cup grated parmesan cheeseSalt and pepper to taste1/2 cup less sugar dried cranberries Directions 1. Shave/shred Brussel sprouts by removing the tough outer leaves, […]
December 6, 2021

Quinoa Lentil Salad

Quinoa Lentil Salad 6 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa1 1/4 cups water, plus 2 cups1/2 cup lentils2 teaspoons Dijon mustard3 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 Tbsp olive oil1 teaspoon garlic powder1 lime, zestedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 green onions, choppedChopped fresh cilantro leaves Directions 1. Place quinoa and 1 1/4 cups water in a microwave safe […]
September 22, 2021

Crock Pot Beans with Rice

Crock Pot Beans with Rice 10 Servings Ingredients 3 cups dried small red beans8 cups of water3 garlic cloves, minced1 large onion, chopped8 cups fresh water3/4 cup low sodium, low sugar ketchup1 tsp saltpinch of black pepper2 tsp ground cumin1 Tbsp parsley2 Bay Leaves Directions 1. Soak beans overnight in 8 cups water. Drain.2. Place beans in Crock […]
August 17, 2021

Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad 8 Servings Ingredients4 carrots, shredded1 apple, peeled, cored and shredded1 Tbsp lemon juice2 Tbsp honey1/4 cup blanched slivered almondssalt and pepper to taste Directions Combine the carrots, apple, lemon juice, honey, almonds, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss well and refrigerate until cold. Nutrition: 1/8 of recipe / Calories 69 / Total Fat 2.5 […]
July 17, 2021

Low Fat Hummus

Low Fat Hummus 5 Servings (about 1/4 cup/serving) Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (save some of the liquid)2 cloves garlic, chopped2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium tamari2 Tbsp vegetable broth or water Directions 1. Heat chickpeas in a little of the liquid from the can in the microwave for about 2 minutes.2. Blend all ingredients using a […]
July 13, 2021

Barley Pilaf

Barley Pilaf 6 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil1 small onion (finely chopped)6 garlic cloves (minced)1 cup pearled barley**2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 tsp Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute1 teaspoon lemon zest **Hulled barley (which has only had the indigestible outer husk removed) can also be used for […]
May 25, 2021

Southwestern Salad

Southwestern Salad 10 Servings Ingredients 1 red bell pepper, diced1 small red onion, diced2 cans black-eyed peas (15.5 oz)1 can corn (15.25 oz)3 Tbsp canola oil2 Tbsp vinegar1 tsp cumin1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp ground black pepper1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped Directions 1. Drain and rinse the black-eyed peas and corn and place in a large bowl.2. Add rest […]
March 30, 2021

Super Low-fat Potato Salad

Super Low-fat Potato Salad 8 Servings Ingredients 2 lbs. potatoes (6 medium), boiled until done and cooled4 Tbsp Best Foods® Low Fat Mayonnaise Dressing(For Fat-free option: Substitute 2 Tbsp nonfat plain yogurt and 2 Tbsp nonfat sour cream instead of mayonnaise dressing)1 1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp ground black pepper1 cup thinly sliced and diced celery1 thinly sliced and […]