Category Archives for Sides

Refried Black Beans Recipe

Refried black beans or caraotas refritas — as we know them in Venezuela— it’s an easy and delicious vegetarian side dish. It can be made with only 6 ingredients. Can you use canned beans? Yes, you can totally use canned black beans. In fact, that is my favorite way. I’ve told this a million times […]

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Roasted Mini Peppers

These roasted mini peppers are a quick and healthy side dish that you can use with almost any main dish. It’s easy and requires only 4 ingredients (including salt). What is the best temperature to roast peppers in the oven? I’ve tried multiple temperatures and time settings for this recipe. Thus far, for the size […]

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Parmesan Garlic Broccolini (Oven Baked)

Oven-baked parmesan garlic broccolini is an easy and healthy side dish that doesn’t require a ton of time or effort. This is a toss-and-done type of recipe. You only need one baking pan and a few minutes for prep. The rest of the recipe is to take the broccolini to the oven for 20 minutes […]

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Mango Pico de Gallo

Refreshing and sweet mango pico de gallo is the perfect and easiest nacho dip or taco sauce. This recipe is a tropical sweet twist to the traditional and more well-known pico de gallo. Don’t be scared of using sweet fruits with more pungent and sour flavors like onions and lime juice. They will complement each […]

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5 Minutes Cucumber Salad

This easy cucumber salad will just take you less than 5 minutes to make. It’s super refreshing and the perfect side dish for the upcoming summer days. In the summertime, there is no time to waste hours in the kitchen. In this time of the year, I’m all about easy and quick meals that allow […]

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Mexican Aguachile

Aguachile is a cold dish that is a perfect summer lunch for the upcoming hot days. It’s healthy and fresh, full of strong flavors and contrast textures. Aguachile could be translated as “chile water” and it gives you a huge hint on the presentation of this recipe. It’s lime marinated shrimp in a watery sauce […]

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Fried Eggplant (+ Eggplant Parmigiana Bites)

Fried eggplant is one of the easiest Mediterranean side dishes that you can find. Also, it’s the base for eggplant parmigiana. Today I will show you how to make both. To fry the eggplants first you need to cut them into slices. Each slice must be around 1 inch thick. This way they won’t fall […]

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Chinese Fried Oyster Mushrooms

The flavor of these fried oyster mushrooms resembles a lot to chicharrones or fried chicken. If you use vegan egg replacer you can make this recipe 100% vegan and a great replacement for those KFC cravings. Oyster mushrooms are widely known for their “meaty” texture and for that reason they are considered one of the […]

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