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Jun 13, 2008 10:13 AM

What should I serve with Grilled Chicken and pasta salad?

I am grilling chicken pieces and making a side dish of orzo salad (orzo, spinach, pine nuts, olives and feta). I feel like I want 1 more side dish, but am completely at a loss. Any ideas for something quick and simple?


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  1. Grilled asparagus with red bells,

    1. If you've already got the grill going for the chicken, what about grilling some asparagus? A little olive oil, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon (I sometimes throw a little lemon zest on the finished dish as well) - simple and tasty.

      1. I also like to serve grilled fruit with a summer meal. Peaches, pineapple, or apricots are great.

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        1. re: DaisyM

          One of my very favorite salads at one of the restaurants we frequent is a grilled radicchio salad with grilled peaches, goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts. Honestly, I don't even like the restaurant that much, but will go just to eat that salad when peaches are in season. Both the radicchio and peaches are quickly char-grilled, resulting in a carmelized taste that's out of this world!

        2. grilled zucchini and eggplant brushed with balsamic, or skewers of onion, red bell, and mushroom grilled.

          1. Thank you all for the suggestions...I think I'll do the zucchini, but I hadn't thought about brushing w/ balsamic. Sounds good.