Originally found on A Beautiful Plate.
Carrot Salad with Coriander Vinaigrette and Pistachios
This is a delicious side salad that is packed with flavor.
Using a skillet toast the pistachios until fragrant. Should be 5 minutes on low heat. Set aside.
Using same skillet toast the coriander seeds until fragrant 4-6 minutes. Coarsely chop and set aside.
In a small bowl or jar mix the garlic, lemon juice, red pepper, and olive oil. Mix well. Add coriander seeds and salt to taste.
Toss the grated carrots with the dressing and let sit for 30 minutes. Add the pistachios and cilantro and serve.
Recipe originally found in Cooking Light magazine 11.17
Maple Caraway Brussels Sprouts
A warm side dish perfect to go with a roast.
Heat 1 1/2 tsp butter, oil, thyme, and caraway in a skillet. (I used a cast iron). Once butter is melted add brussels sprouts. Cook 6-7 minutes until browned.
Remove from pan and set aside. Use the rest of the butter and add garlic and onions. Saute until tender. Add Brussels Sprouts back in and stir in syrup, vinegar, mustard. Salt and pepper to taste.
Adapted from Cookin Canuck
Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado and Cumin Dressing
A refreshing slaw that is a perfect side dish.
In a bowl place the cabbage, mango and avocado.
Mix the ingredients for the dressing.
Pour onto slaw mixture and toss. I used my hands.
Ready to serve.
Cucumber Honeydew Salad With Feta
Refreshing fruit and vegetable salad that makes a beautiful side dish.
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp poppy seed
1 med cantaloupe
3 green onions
2 tbsp dill , fresh
4 oz feta cheese
Mix lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, pepper and poppy seeds in bowl and set aside.
Cut the cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Cut rind off of cantaloupe and cut into wedges. Thinly slice the cucumber and place one top of the cantaloupe wedges. Thinly slice the green onions and add. Ad the feta cheese and finely chopped dill.
Pour the lemon juice mixture and blend the cantaloupe thoroughly. Ready to serve.
I used fresh dill which is optional.
Adapted from Cucumber Honeydew Salad with Feta found on Better Homes and Garden.