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Make Dinner More Interesting — 8 Great Side Dish Recipes Slideshow

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May 17, 2013

Jane Bruce

This side dish can also serve as a meal on its own, but it's great as an accompaniment to a protein like grilled chicken or fresh fish…

Carly Goldsmith

Click here to see the Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Recipe.

Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

Jane Bruce

This side dish can also serve as a meal on its own, but it's great as an accompaniment to a protein like grilled chicken or fresh fish…

Carly Goldsmith

Click here to see the Couscous with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Recipe.

Grilled Potato, Onion, and Arugula Salad

Arthur Bovino

Sweet from the onion and pepper, tangy from the grilled lemon, filling and texturally satisfying because of the char-grilled potatoes, it’s a salad that doesn’t feel like a "salad."

Arthur Bovino

Click here to see the Grilled Potato, Onion, and Arugula Salad Recipe.

Summer Pasta Salad

The cool flavors complement each other and create a not-too-heavy pasta salad that is perfect as a side or as a meal…

Tyler Sullivan

Click here to see the Summer Pasta Salad Recipe.

Syracuse Salt Potatoes

Nathan Cyphert

Salt potatoes are the kind of simple yet delicious side that makes weeknight cooking worth it...

Nathan Cyphert

Click here to see the Syracuse Salt Potatoes Recipe.

Fiddlehead Ferns with Pine Nuts, Pecorino, and Lemon Zest

Will Budiaman

Fiddlehead ferns have a slightly nutty flavor when cooked, and so I thought fiddleheads, toasted pine nuts, and salty, slightly funky pecorino would be a good combination…

Will Budiaman

Click here to see the Fiddlehead Ferns with Pine Nuts, Pecorino, and Lemon Zest Recipe.

Oven-Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Set it and forget it. Stick these taters in the oven and let them crisp up while you focus on the rest of your meal…

Drew Colbert

Click here to see Oven-Roasted Rosemary Potatoes Recipe.

Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Lemon-Mustard Sauce

Here's a delicious seasonal side dish from Lori Yates, Culinary Content Network member and author of the blog foxes love lemons. Gobble up all that peak asparagus before it's gone!

Click here to see the Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg and Lemon-Mustard Sauce Recipe.

Cheesy Bacon Roasted Potatoes

Jasey, author of Crazy Daisy, part of the Culinary Content Network, is totally hooked on these potatoes. We think you will be, too.

Click here to see the Cheesy Bacon Roasted Potatoes Recipe.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.


10 Great Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Ribs

Ribs are great, but they do not a meal make&mdashat least on their own. Just as pulled pork sides make a barbecue dinner so much tastier, the right sides for ribs simply turn ribs into a well-rounded meal. They add extra flavors to complement the ribs and offer more nutritional variety: If you include a vegetable side dish, you can call a rib dinner healthy, right?

Most backyard party or cookout hosts instinctively know not to serve ribs alone: Guests will want something else to polish off the meat-heavy meal. But what to serve with ribs, then? Fortunately, the answer isn&rsquot difficult to find. Most side dishes do pair well with ribs, but we&rsquove rounded up 10 recipes that go supremely well with ribs, rounding out a ribs-based meal without being so heavy as to detract from the quality of the meat.

From veggie-based salads to bread rolls to coleslaws, these are some of the best sides for ribs. They&rsquore low-commitment, too, so you can easily whip up a batch of your preferred side dishes while the meat cooks. (If you have picky eaters, this is also your chance to make sure there&rsquos something they&rsquoll like on the table.) When it&rsquos time to serve your full ribs spread, everyone will be admiring your cooking (and pairing) abilities. When it comes to figuring out what to serve with ribs, you can&rsquot go wrong with these tasty side dishes.