I'm making New England clam chowder: clams, potatoes, herbs, cream basically. Traditional accompaniment is oyster crackers, but that seems sparse. I need a side dish -- a veggie or a salad of some sort -- and dessert, for about 10 people. Instead of crackers, I'm taking artisan French bread (from SuperTarget -- love the stuff!) and I was thinking maybe cole slaw but I'm not sure I want a creamy dressing with a rich creamy soup. Crudites with dip maybe? But again with the creamy. Dessert could be cookies, so people can nibble throughout the afternoon, but something else might be good too.
So...I need a vegetable or salad to go with clam chowder, and dessert. All suggestions greatly appreciated!