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What should I serve with Grilled Chicken and pasta salad?

Petrichor Jun 13, 2008 10:13 AM

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?


  1. Petrichor Jun 16, 2008 12:46 PM

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

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      cocktailhour Jun 13, 2008 12:22 PM

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

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        DaisyM Jun 13, 2008 10:41 AM

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

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        1. re: DaisyM
          cvhound Jun 13, 2008 12:20 PM

          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. ms. clicquot Jun 13, 2008 10:25 AM

          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.

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            Analisas mom Jun 13, 2008 10:24 AM

            Grilled asparagus with red bells,

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