Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes

This lighter version of Macaroni Salad with tomatoes and black olives is the perfect side dish for any summer BBQ.

This lighter version of Macaroni Salad with tomatoes and black olives is the perfect side dish for any summer BBQ.
Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes

When the weather starts to warm up, you can find me outside, taking advantage of the sunshine. I especially love a good outdoor summer BBQ, and this creamy Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes is perfect for the occasion. It’ll definitely be a hit. Some other delicious macaroni salads that you should try are this Summer Macaroni Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini, BLT Macaroni Salad, and Mayo-less Tuna Macaroni Salad.

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Baked Eggplant Sticks

These Baked Eggplant Sticks are breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan, baked or air-fried until golden, and served with a quick marinara sauce.

These Baked Eggplant Sticks are breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan, baked or air-fried until golden, and served with a quick marinara sauce.
Baked Eggplant Sticks

These crispy baked eggplant fries are a delicious way to eat eggplant. They are perfect served as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Eggplant fries are made even better with a dipping sauce. I make my quick marinara, but you could also use a jarred sauce for dipping. If you want a main dish, try this Eggplant Parmesan, another favorite.

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Homemade Rice Pilaf (healthy rice-a-roni)

This simple rice pilaf with brown rice and angel hair pasta is a healthy, homemade version of Rice-A-Roni that makes the perfect side dish.

This simple rice pilaf with brown rice and angel hair pasta is a healthy, homemade version of Rice-A-Roni that makes the perfect side dish.

Rice Pilaf (Healthy Rice-A-Roni)

I love rice pilaf and often make my own healthy, homemade Rice-A-Roni so I can control what goes into it. That’s what I love about this easy rice pilaf! It’s made with pantry staples and has far fewer ingredients than the boxed kind. Rice pilaf is an easy side dish that goes with most meals. Serve it alongside Basil-Parmesan Crusted Salmon, Chicken Milanese, Turkey Meatloaf or Roast Beef.

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Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato is a quick and easy side dish that goes great with chicken, pork chops, or double the portion and enjoy it as a main dish.

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato is a quick and easy side dish that goes great with chicken, pork chops, or double the portion and enjoy it as a main dish.
Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato

This healthy orzo recipe would make the perfect side for any protein. You could serve it with chicken, steak, or salmon. It would also be great with grilled chicken or shrimp if you did want to add in some protein to make it a complete meal. Some other easy orzo recipes are Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo and Broccoli and Orzo.

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Baked Rice and Peas

This simple Baked Rice and Peas dish uses pantry and freezer staples, a great side dish to go along with shrimp or chicken.

This simple Baked Rice and Peas dish uses pantry and freezer staples, a great side dish to go along with grilled shrimp or chicken.
Baked Rice and Peas

Easy peas-y and only 5 ingredients! Why bake rice? There is something nice about being able to put something in the oven, setting the timer and forgetting about it. While the rice bakes you can throw some chicken or shrimp in the air fryer, skillet or grill.

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Warm Curry Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetable Salad

This healthy, Warm Curry Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetable Salad with Honey Curry Dressing is a delicious vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free dinner or make-ahead lunch.

This nourishing Warm Curry Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Curry Dressing is a delicious vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free dinner or make-ahead lunch.

Warm Curry Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetable Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and broccoli form the foundation of this delicious, hearty salad which is made all on one sheet pan.

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Za’atar Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Yogurt Bowls

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas seasoned with za’atar and served over Greek yogurt with lemony kale makes a wonderful side dish or meatless main!

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas seasoned with za’atar and served over Greek yogurt with lemony kale makes a wonderful side dish or meatless main!
Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas

I’ve been on a meatless kick lately, and it’s not really intentional – I just love my veggies! Carrots are the best roasted in the oven, and adding chickpeas and za’atar makes them over-the-top good! Some of my other favorite carrot recipes are Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger and Roasted Carrots with Feta Truffle & Lemon Zest.

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Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients – salted water, extra-virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt—and cauliflower.

This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients – salted water, extra-virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt—and cauliflower.
Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

If you’ve ever had the “World Famous” Roasted Baby Cauliflower from Miznon, in Chelsea Market you’ll thank me! So simple and delicious as a side, appetizer or vegetarian/vegan main dish.

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Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate, Gorgonzola and Pecans

The beautiful, delicious, fall or winter salad is made with mixed baby greens, pomegranate, Gorgonzola and pecans with a pomegranate vinaigrette.

This beautiful, delicious fall or winter salad is made with mixed baby greens, pomegranate, gorgonzola and pecans with a pomegranate vinaigrette.
Salad with Pomegranates and Pecans

I love adding pomegranates to my salads, they are  juicy with a slight pop when you bite into them! I usually bring this salad to potlucks or parties because it’s so colorful and easy to whip up, and I always get compliments! A simple yet elegant fall or winter salad, perfect to serve as a first course for the holidays, or a simple side dish or lunch.

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