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Side Dishes

Would You Like Some Fries With That?

Let’s face it; French Fries are the universal sideline for a variety of dishes. From barbecue and fast food, to steaks and chicken roasts, these thin, crisp (or thick and potato-y) are the perfect food item to complement your meal. However, as delicious as they may be, you can’t have French Fries with every dish you prepare. Fries and beef stew don’t make a good combination now, do they? And having them alongside stir-fried noodles doesn’t sound tempting either. Sometimes, you need a more fulfilling portion balancing your main dish, and French Fries just don’t make the cut.

With Eats By The Beach, you can put your side dish dilemmas to rest! We provide a diverse range of easy-to-prepare side dish recipes to harmonize your main dish and add variety to your meal. From Crunchy Asian Coleslaws and Classic Wedge Salads, to Vegetable Lo Mein recipes, you’re bound to find something you love on our blog!

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

TOASTED ISRAELI COUSCOUS SALAD

This toasted Israeli couscous salad is nutritious with chopped fresh vegetables and tasty, with zesty lemon, basil vinaigrette.  This salad is a great lunch or a healthy, flavorful side dish.  I like to serve it with Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken, or…

ZUCCHINI PATTIES

ZUCCHINI PATTIES

These zucchini patties are savory, cheesy, pancakes that make a delicious side dish or lunch.  They’re a great way to get vegetables into the kids as well.  Serve them topped with chopped chives and sour cream.   I love zucchini in almost any form – grilled,…

OLD FASHIONED FRIED APPLES

OLD FASHIONED FRIED APPLES

Tender, sweet, sliced apples that are cooked to perfection in a sauce that is rich, buttery, and fragrant with warm, fall spices.  These old fashioned fried apples are just like grandma made. I like to serve them with Herb Roasted Pork Loin and Sauteed Haricots…

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

Southern potato salad is a creamy, tangy, flavorful side dish that goes perfectly with grilled meats, burgers, fried chicken…almost everything.  This is comfort food that evokes happy memories of family picnics, barbecues, parties, and potlucks. Growing up in Pittsburgh one of my favorite summertime activities…

CHEESY ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

CHEESY ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

This cheesy zucchini casserole is an easy side dish that goes with almost anything.  It’s a great way to get a healthy serving of vegetables into your family. Every summer I seem to have a plethora of zucchini and am always looking for new ways…

SOUTHERN-FRIED OKRA

SOUTHERN-FRIED OKRA

This Southern-fried okra recipe uses nuggets of fresh okra that are dipped in a spicy buttermilk mixture, dredged in cornmeal, flour, and breadcrumbs, then fried until crisp and golden.  They’re addictive and you can’t stop popping them into your mouth.  There’s a reason Southern-fried okra…

TANGY GREEN BEAN AND POTATO SALAD

TANGY GREEN BEAN AND POTATO SALAD

Creamy, zesty, and full of herbaceous flavor, this tangy green bean and potato salad will be a hit with your whole family.  Plus, it’s healthier than the standard potato salad fare with the addition of green beans.  This salad is a hearty side dish that’s…

OLD FASHIONED FRIED CABBAGE

OLD FASHIONED FRIED CABBAGE

This old fashioned fried cabbage will appeal to even the pickiest eaters.  The sharp flavor of the cabbage becomes mellow and tender when cooked with onions, garlic, and bacon.  Plus the kiss of sweetness from the brown sugar doesn’t hurt either.  It will remind you…

BALSAMIC FRUIT SALAD

BALSAMIC FRUIT SALAD

Happy 4th of July!  This Balsamic Fruit Salad is a super easy side dish for your holiday celebrations and takes very little time to throw together. Sweet, juicy watermelon and blueberries go so well with the salty feta cheese.  The balsamic glaze adds a tangy…

BROWN SUGAR AND BOURBON BAKED BEANS

BROWN SUGAR AND BOURBON BAKED BEANS

These Brown Sugar and Bourbon Baked Beans are the perfect barbecue side dish.  Tangy, sweet, and just a hint of smoky bourbon flavor, this dish is a crowd-pleaser.  I like to serve it with Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs, Southern Cornbread Salad, Southern…

GLAZED BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS

GLAZED BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS

Who doesn’t love onion rings or bacon?  This fun Father’s Day side dish combines both for a flavor sensation.  Then just to kick it up a notch, glaze the bacon with maple syrup!  Insanely good!  Treat Dad to a hearty, fun meal by adding an…

Lemony Roasted Asparagus: Your Perfect Summer Side Dish

Lemony Roasted Asparagus: Your Perfect Summer Side Dish

The sun is out, and it’s the perfect time to introduce fresh and crisp greens into your menu. Kissed with lemon juice, salted parmesan with a hint of pepper and salt, these roasted tender asparagus will make up for the perfect summertime side dish. Trust…

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

FRENCH WHITE BEAN SALAD

This quick and easy side dish packs a ton of flavor and is a refreshing change from pasta, rice, or potatoes.  I like to serve this dish beside simple proteins like Sticky And Spicy Chicken Drumsticks,  Herb Roasted Pork Loin, or an Oven Roasted Beef…

SOUTHERN CORNBREAD SALAD

SOUTHERN CORNBREAD SALAD

This old-fashioned Southern salad is surprisingly delicious and veggie-filled.  It’s a dish that you would expect to see at a barbecue, family reunion, or a potluck dinner – homey and satisfying.  You know, the one you find yourself craving for days to come.  I like…

ROSEMARY GARLIC GRILLED VEGETABLES

ROSEMARY GARLIC GRILLED VEGETABLES

This easy grilled side dish is so full of flavor and ready in about 30 minutes.  The best part of the recipe is how easily it can be customized to your family’s favorite veggies.  I like to serve this with an Ultimate Tomahawk Steak, some…