Tossed salad is so easy with spaghetti or lasagna or any type of pasta with tomato sauce. It hits everything that makes a great side dish.
But sometimes you just want something different. Or something extra.
There’s always garlic bread. Or hot, crusty bread with olive oil for dipping.
But what if you want something else? Here are a few ideas to get started:
A platter filled with marinated vegetables like artichokes and roasted red peppers, along with deli meats, cheeses and olives is a change of pace. This works especially well if you’re feeding a lot of people, as it will really stretch the meal.
I’m becoming a fan of roasted vegetables with all kinds of meals. My favorites would be brussels sprouts or broccoli. Use good quality olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper to season.
Raw Vegetables tossed with Italian Dressing
Try cauliflower, carrots, cherry tomatoes tossed with vinaigrette. Its’ still a salad, but it’s a little different than tossed salad.
What do you like to serve with spaghetti or lasagna?
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