Delicious Side Dishes

 

Not sure what side to add to your dinner tonight? We've made the choice a little easier with three super delicious sides that couldn't be easier to throw together. Pick your favorite one, but be warned: whichever one you choose could become a household institution.

Snap Peas with Lemon and Mint

This is a bright and zesty summer side that makes for a memorable potluck dish or just a mega-healthy addition to any meal. For best results, snag a bundle of sugar snap peas and a few sprigs of mint at your local farmers market.

To start, pop the rinsed sugar snap peas into a pot of boiling water. Boil them for just one to two minutes, then dunk them into a bowl of ice water to blanche them. Wait a few seconds—scratch your nose or dance a quick jig—then drain them. Transfer the cooled down peas to a medium bowl. Add some finely chopped and destemmed mint. Lightly season with some salt and pepper courtesy our Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder and Organic Black Pepper Grinder. Drizzle about a tablespoon or two of olive oil over the peas. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the peas. Mix it all to combine. 

Easy French Fries

These delicious and crispy little fries can be dunked in a fryer, but we like to go the slightly healthier route by baking them. Simply toss together a big pile of very thinly sliced Russet potatoes, olive oil, and a few good shakes of our Organic Garlic and Organic Onion (respectively). When your oven is nice and piping hot at 375 degrees, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook them until they turn crispy and golden brown.

Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts

If bright and fresh isn't what you're feeling but starch and carbs aren't quite it either, we'll meet you in the middle with some advice on pan-frying up brussels sprouts (not liking brussels sprouts is so passé anyway, don't you think?). 

Prep your sprouts by giving them a quick rinse in a colander. Pat them dry and slice them length-wise in half. Pop them into a bowl and toss them with some olive oil and a few good grinds of our trusty Seasoning Salt and Seasoning Pepper. Heat up a pan over medium-high heat. Once it's hot, add the brussels sprouts and cook them on each side until they start to brown. Don't let them burn!