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Help with a summer menu, need suggestion for a side


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Help with a summer menu, need suggestion for a side

mjhals | Jun 24, 2010 06:29 PM

Parents are coming to visit this weekend and we'll be doing a lot of eating out, so I'd like to cook one night with the focus on fresh, healthy, summer-y foods. I think I've got an idea for a main- slow roasted salmon, unsure yet of the marinade, but possibly sweet chili-soy. Then a corn salad with roasted corn, basil, sweet peppers, caramelized onions and cherry tomatoes. My problem is the second side. I feel like the corn salad is a bit starch-y so I want to avoid polenta, rice, etc., but not sure how to pair another veg with it.

Some ideas I'm considering include Isreali couscous with roasted zucchini and carrots, or green beans with a zucchini and yellow squash, or just mashed zucchini and yellow squash, or white beans with onions, cherry tomatoes and basil (but that might repeat the corn flavors too much).

Mom is in charge of dessert, which is good since I can't bake to save my life, but we'll probably just have a simple berry cobbler.

So, any ideas on a second side or inspiration from the salmon marinade?

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