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xsnewman Feb 20, 2008 04:25 PM

Besides a light salad, any recommendations for a side dish?

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    homebaker Feb 21, 2008 03:44 AM

    I'm sure there are more (interesting) suggestions out there, but I've always equated lasagna with a good (homemade, if possible) garlic bread, warm from the oven. Mmm...

    Oh yeah, and the kids love it too!

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      pantone Feb 21, 2008 04:35 AM

      I would consider a side of dark greens, perhaps sauteed brussel sprouts with some shallots and a touch of lemon juice; spinach sauteed with garlic--I think the dark greens would offset the richness of the lasagna and provide a nice compliment.

      1. thew Feb 21, 2008 04:50 AM

        more lasgana, of course!!!!!

        ok - i like stuff like lightly sauteed zucchini on the side, but i think salad works best, for me

        1. Gio Feb 21, 2008 04:52 AM

          To tell the truth, lasagna is so rich and filling on it's own, a tossed salad of various greens, shaved carrots, sliced celery....or any other vegetable you'd like would be perfect.. Make a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing. That's all that's needed. We don't serve bread when we have any kind of macaroni. Too many carbs in one meal!.

          1. mamaciita Feb 21, 2008 06:08 AM

            On Monday we had lasagna with roasted asparagus--a few minutes under the broiler then tossed with viniagrette. My kids love it.

            1. poptart Feb 21, 2008 06:25 AM

              All great suggestions..and a couple to add:

              roasted or sauteed mushroooms, if you don't use in the lasagna
              braised broccoli rabe

              and in the winter, either of these can be refreshing:
              some fresh anise(fennel) sliced thin, with either orange or grapefruit sections
              a "white salad" with thinly sliced fennel, endive, radish, celery dressed with lemon and olive oil (plus garlic if you feel like it).

              1. Mild Bill Feb 21, 2008 05:06 PM

                A heaping bowlful of cold, thinly sliced, Fennel--- tossed with cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, S&P, and a touch of Splenda...

                Try this, it's good...

                1. Emme Feb 21, 2008 11:38 PM

                  is it a red sauced or white sauced lasagna? meat or seafood or veggie? these will influence what might be best to accompany, IMO.

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