Sometimes, its fun for the kids (and adults) to have a platter or raw veggies with a great dip, at dinner. I love this green-goddess dip, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, with its fresh basil, scallions and lemon. This recipe makes a good amount, so place the extra in a ball jar – you will want to dip everything in it!
This is a great side vegetable to add to any meal, especially when you need a pop of color. Instead of steaming the green beans, I like to broil them until they are slightly charred, which gives them a nice flavor and crunch.
This is an Italian recipe, which uses fresh mint and basil, along with garlic and olive oil to create an amazing flavor on what can otherwise be a relatively bland vegetable. I was introduced to this combination many years ago and this has become our standard way to grill summer squash.
Grilling vegetables, once you get the hang of it is easy and delicious! If you have an outdoor grill, you will get that great grill flavor and grill marks, but these grilled veggies can also be made indoor using the broiler.
These potatoes are a quick and easy side that I often throw together when a meal needs the addition of a starch. There is very minimal prep and they can cook in the oven while you prepare the rest of the meal. Kids love these crisp potatoes too – especially with a little ketchup for dipping….