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Jan 21, 2010 03:11 PM

need vegetable side dish ideas for valentines day dinner

i am planning a valentine's day dinner for two and need some vegetable side dish ideas! we will be serving prime rib and roasted potatoes. i am looking for ideas featuring non-starchy veggies only, preferably something simple and not too heavy.

thanks for your ideas!

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  1. I think that Christmas Chard (the one with the vibrant green stems) would be lovely for Valentine's Day. I just saute it with olive oil, garlic and a little bit of shallot.

    1. I think of creamed spinach with steak but if that's too heavy, what about simple roasted garlic brussel sprouts?

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      1. re: chowser

        i was gonna suggest caramelized roasted brussel sprouts as well.

        i also thought of grilled asparagus and grilled or baked tomatoes.

      2. Fresh spinach sauteed in garlic oil or steamed broccoli with lemon butter and a good grind of black pepper; both are simple & good

        1. roasted beets with goat cheese or blue cheese and hazelnuts or walnuts or pecans; any sauteed greens like broccoli rabe or spinach (just do a quick saute with olive oil and garlic and crushed dried chile flakes).

          1. I love this recipe for string beans with shallots. And you can even make it ahead of time (make string beans and sauce separately and then combine and heat before serving).