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May 22, 2013 02:36 PM

what to serve with sausage, peppers and onions

So, I've got some wonderful chicken sausage and some lovely bell peppers and some nice onions -- the main course was obvious. But what might I serve with them? No sandwiches here; DH is gluten intolerant. The sausage is sweet Italian with a hint of tarragon; luckily the onions mask the too-strong licorice flavor. Do I want a hot veg side? A picnic-style salad? We have some amazing yellow grape tomatoes right now, but otherwise, I'm at a loss. Thanks in advance!

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  1. How about serving it over rice?

    1. serve it as is with 2 side salads
      roasted beet salad
      watermelon salad

      1. If I were working in your constraints, I think I would:
        -Serve sausage, peppers, and onions atop polenta
        -Make a caprese-style salad with your tomatoes, basil, and soft mozzarella chunks in a balsamic/olive oil dressing

          1. I like the polenta idea. Also, a nice green salad on the side.

            4 Replies
            1. re: The Professor

              +3 on the polenta. make a simple salad with the tomatoes, some oil/vinegar, crumbled feta or ricotta salata.

                1. re: The Professor

                  Same here: if you make it like mine, the sausage and peppers has enough veggies in it that a salad is superfluous, but you do need something solid. Plain polenta fits that need.

                  1. re: tardigrade

                    I too love polenta with peppers and sausages but I always have a side of garlicky spicy rapini. It is the perfect trifecta!