Category Archives for Sides

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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Spanish Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas is the ultimate Spanish tapas dish. It is simple and yet so unique. This is a Mediterranean twist to a classic chips plate. As I’ve mentioned a million times in this blog I’M A BIG FAN OF SPANISH FOOD — thank god I live closer to Spain than when I lived in Venezuela. […]

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Macaroni Salad

My mom loved to take this recipe to our outdoor trips.  I can remember the taste of this macaroni salad in my beach days. This is the most retro salad recipe that I know. For me, this salad is perfect for a picnic on a sunny summer day. It is super easy to assemble, it […]

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Turmeric Rice

This is a healthy and exotic twist to the classic white rice side dish. I just love how fragrant this turmeric rice is. I have to confess that I’m not a rice lover. In my house, my mom used to make rice almost every single day and I wasn’t thrilled with the idea. So, now […]

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