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Jan 12, 2007 02:41 AM

Veggie to go with Mediterranean-style Dinner?

I've decided to make lamb chops, served with a yogurt-mint sauce for dinner this weekend. Along with the chops, I'll serve couscous.

I'm having trouble coming up with a veggie to go with this dinner? What veg. should I serve? We like just about anything (with the exception of zucchini).

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  1. Grilled asparagus with sea salt, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar?

    Or grilled tomato and zucchini with olive oil and vinaigrette?

    Or some types of roasted root vegetables?

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    1. re: kobetobiko

      I don't care for zucchini, but thanks for your other suggestions.

    2. I stuff frozen artichokes hearts (thawed) with feta and top with some breadcrumbs. Bake. YUM

      Also love the grilled tomatoe/zucchini idea and roasted asparagus.

      Once I roasted cherry tomatoes with sea salt and then sprinkled with feta.

      1. Grilled eggplant is good. With lamb, I like grilling a medly that is tossed in EVOO and S&P - red bell pepper, mushrooms, wedges of red onion, eggplant. If serving red wine, I would suggest not serving asparagus or artichokes; not an optimum pairing.

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        1. re: SanseiDesigns

          Eggplant sounds like it would go very nicely. Can you roast it?

        2. I'd go with a very quick & simple saute of spinach with some chopped garlic in olive oil.

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          1. re: weezycom

            I was thinking this as well, or maybe broccoli rabe?

            1. re: QueenB

              I'd probably brush with olive oil and then roast the broccoli rabe instead of sauteeing, but I think that would be good as well.

          2. Lamb chops in our house usually means fasoulakia as well...which is green beans braised in tomato sauce with the usual greek/middle eastern spices: garlic, cumin, oregano, a cinnamon stick of you're so inclined. Good hot or cold. Might be too rustic/peasant for your dinner though?

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            1. re: ziggylu

              It's just me and the man, so nothing's too rustic! :-)