Don't be alarmed by the name. "Soffrito" is simply an Italian word meaning a mixture of finely chopped vegetables and seasonings. In this recipe, fennel, onion, celery, and carrots seasoned with rosemary serve as the soffrito, while braised artichokes make up the rest of this side.
It will be hard to have just one serving of this risotto. Coconut milk, brown sugar, and flaked coconut give it a sweet flavor, but crab meat and curry powder make it rich and savory.
Mashed potatoes meet baked potatoes in this satisfying side dish. After gently crushing cooked potatoes, simply top them with bacon, green onion, and cheese—like a baked potato—and then add cumin, sautéed bell pepper and garlic.
This side dish will make brussles sprouts fans out of everyone! Simply shred Brussels sprouts and mix with green onions, bacon, toasted hazelnuts, and fresh mint for a full-flavored dish.
Moroccan food is known for being heavily spiced and full of flavor. This easy side dish is not an exception. Cooked carrots are flavored with cinnamon, ginger, honey, vinegar, and cilantro for a flavorful and colorful side.
- Recipe: Moroccan Carrots
Grilling vegetables really brings out their crisp, fresh flavors. This colorful grilled succotash is made from corn, zucchini, lima beans, and grape tomatoes all tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
- Recipe: Grilled Veggie Succotash
Kick up your meal with grilled stuffed chiles. All you need are jalapeño, Cubanelle, or Anaheim chiles and a stuffing of cream cheese and olives. They’re easy and delicious, if you can stand the heat.
- Recipe: Red-Hot Stuffed Chiles