In the year's hottest months, side dish recipes for dinner can be as simple as sliced tomatoes with a sprinkle of salt and pepper or sliced cucumbers in a quick pickling brine. As we transition our dinner plates from summer months into autumn, we have to get creative with vegetables that require a little more prep and sometimes extra cook time. Make extra batches of your favorite fall sides recipes so you can enjoy them more than once during your busy week. Mix and match spices and herbs to keep cooking simple but flavors exciting and vibrant.
Grapefruit, Endive, and Arugula Salad
Give yourself the gift of one worry-free dish this holiday season. This 15-minute, no-cook, citrus-flecked salad tastes best when it sits at least 10 minutes. No guest will be able to resist our lemony homemade vinaigrette, which adds sweet flavor without lots of fat, calories, or carbs. Tossing the endive leaves in the vinaigrette first softens their bitter edge. You could also sub thinly sliced fennel or chopped Romaine hearts. Top with chopped walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, and grapefruit slices.