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Side for Lasagna other than Garlic Bread

I'm making a white sauce vegetarian lasagna for a group tomorrow (Wed. dinner, Honolulu time.) I will probably have a green salad as well. Maybe that alone is enough. Usually with "Italian" food I make garlic bread. I was wondering (hoping?) someone had another suggestion.

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  1. I made a meat lasagna over the weekend for visiting family and kept wondering what else I could make. We ended up with the basics of lasagna, green salad and garlic bread like you said. If you want an appetizer this Double Tomato Bruschetta is great!

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-t...

    You could also do a caprese type salad of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, EVOO, fresh basil, balsamic, fresh pepper or maybe pesto topped.

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    1. re: TXMandy

      I agree, a tomato bruschetta would be lovely, especially since your lasagne has a white sauce.

    2. Are you looking for another type of bread? Or something else entirely?

      1. My first instinct is always a nice green salad, but if you want to add another veg, how about broccoli rabe? Blanch in hot water, drain well, and sauté in olive oil with garlic, sliced shallot & a pinch of red chile flakes. Easy and delicious.

        1. imho,
          by adding anything else you will be gilding the lily.
          you have the perfect combo: lasagna, garlic bread, green salad.

          1. Caviar on Melba toast.

            You need some protein to balance out all those carbs.

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                blast it all, my dealer is in Gstaad skiing this week. No fishberry jam for this meeting.

                1. re: KaimukiMan

                  ok, kalmukiMan,
                  try for something more local.
                  how about the "medical" stuff they sell at the storefronts with green cross symbols??