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What pairs well w/ pumpkin ravioli?

Thinking of making some homemade pumpkin ravioli w/ browned butter & sage this weekend. But I'm stumped about what to serve with it. I want something green, but sauteed spinach sounds like too much oil/butter on the plate. (And steamed is too boring.) Ihttp://chowhound.chow.com/topics/new?board_id=31#photo_btn_opened'll likely do a nice homemade foccacia to sop up the sauce.

thanks muchly!

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  1. Since the pumpkin is sweet, I would go with a slightly bitter green - if you like broccoli rabe, that would be good, or kale (you could even do a raw kale salad). An arugula salad might also fit the bill.

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    1. Asparagus!......steamed, boiled or sauteed......find a simple topping like a butter/dill

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      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

        Aren't we terribly out of season for asparagus?

        1. re: lmcsherr

          having just bought some........probably from Chile or some place like that..............and had it tonight, i don't think so

      2. And (unless you don't eat meat) an apple cinnamon sausage.

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        1. re: sr44

          Hmmm... maybe not the sausage, but the apple would be a nice flavor to add in

        2. Balsamic glazed brussels sprouts would be my vote. Sounds like a great autumnal meal!

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          1. re: katecm

            on the same riff. Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta especially since the Pasta is vegetarian.
            Chard with Garlic, Chili flakes and Raisins
            Grilled or sauteed Escarole, Endive, Treviso or Brocolini.

          2. I would serve something green either before or after. I find these ravioli, since they include a vegetable, to be a course in themselves.