Recipes: Side Dishes

Baby Red Potato Salad

Ingredients
  • 4 cups baby red potatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 3 scallions, diced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
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Swanson® Tri-Color Vegetable Risotto

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms, cut up
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 2 cups firmly packed chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) Swanson® Natural Goodness™
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Roasted Eggplant and Peppers

Ingredients
  • 1 eggplant, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers cut in thick strips
  • 1 green bell peppers, cut in thick strips
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil (optional)
Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F.… Read more

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini, cut into bite size piece
  • 1 summer squash, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1
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Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients
  • 2 lb spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini (8 ounces), cut into 1/2” dice
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper 1/2
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Grilled Roasted Herb Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 3/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
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Baked Tomatoes with Basil and Parmesan

Ingredients
  • 3 large vine-ripened tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (basil, parsley, marjoram, oregano)
  • 1/2 cup dry grated bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch freshly ground black
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Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Ingredients
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (2lbs)
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, not packed
  • 3/4 cup no calorie sweetener
  • 4 Tbsp soft, trans fat free margarine
  • 1 tsp ground mace
  • Freshly ground black
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Summer Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients
  • 1 whole grain French baguette (approximately 16 ounces and 24 inches long), sliced into 1/4-inch-thick (approximately 90 slices)
  • 4 vine-ripened or heirloom tomatoes, seeded and diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
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Spicy Corn Tomato Relish

After a long winter full of dark, drab dishes made from the contents of the root cellar, colonial cooks tended to splurge a bit when the first fruits of their garden labor came to the kitchen. Fresh, sweet corn was… Read more

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients
  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Directions Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in 375°F oven, first on one side, then on the other, just until the squash are somewhat… Read more

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly ground
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions Place sweet potatoes in a… Read more

Holiday Cheer Popcorn

Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 cups popcorn, air-popped
  • Cooking spray
Directions In a small… Read more

Hummus

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds dried chick peas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Even though this recipe has “good” fats, a person with heart disease should still limit… Read more

Guacamole

Ingredients
  • 3 ripe avocados, finely diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Directions Combine all ingredients in a… Read more

Grilled Vegetable Napoleon

Ingredients
  • 4 portabello mushrooms, stems and gills removed
  • 1 large eggplant, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper roasted, julienne
  • 1 yellow bell pepper roasted, julienne
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2” rounds
  • 1
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Flax Seed Cracker Bread

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dry active yeast
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, whites only
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
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Baba Ganoush

Ingredients
  • 4 Eggplants, whole
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • Even though this recipe has “good” fats, a person with heart disease should still limit total fats so serving size
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