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Easter Dinner is Lasagna....what to serve with it?

So long story short; I was planning to do a rack or leg of lamb for Easter, but now have vegetarian guests (including kids) making up the lion's share of company. Veggie lasagna is loved by all, so that'll be my main dish.

What shall I serve on the side? Salad is out; three guests won't touch it. The simpler the ideas, the better.

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  1. Steamed broccoli, with EVOO, RWV, and toasted pignoli

    Green beans with red onions or red peppers, marinated. Hot or cold.

    If they're hot, maybe the salad haters won't notice.

    And garlic bread. Slice a large baguette lengthwise, then spread with melted butter and a puree of garlic, parsley, basil, and parmigiano-reggiano. Wrap in foil and bake.

    1. If I had lasagna, I would have to have some salad for me. Will they eat any kind of a veggie/pickle/olive tray? I don't want to think of how many meals I've served whole kernel corn when it really didn't go with the meal but just so there would be something else for the pickies.Good luck to you. I could fill pages with the who won't eat what( and with pre-teens around it seems to change with each meal).

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      1. re: MellieMag

        Mmmm...start with a nice antipasto.

        And what about dessert?

      2. Oh I love green beans (hot or cold). And garlic bread. And I will do a pickle/olive tray but if I do antipasto, I am going to have to eliminate some things that I lovvvvee...like those little peppers that are stuffed with prosciutto, and nice little cubes of ham and slices of salami in all their salty goodness. But the folks *do* eat cheese, so there is some consolation.

        I have no clue about dessert. No clue. I was thinking of copping out and just springing for an Italian cookie tray.

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        1. re: pinehurst

          You can do a two plate antipasto where one is vegetarian and one has the yummy salami and proscuitto. I have vegetarian friends and they would have no problem with that.

        2. Make a salad for those who like them! I'd want a salad with lasagna. All the others have good ideas. A good Italian loaf of bread garlicked up and buttered sounds really good. Put olives somewhere on the menu. Put dyed, hardcooked eggs on the table as a centerpiece, or at each plate for fun.

          For dessert? Something with strawberries and whipped cream.

          1. Braised escarole with cannellini beans.