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Feb 11, 2014 08:15 AM

What vegetable to serve with eggplant parm

I am planning to make eggplant parmesan for dinner. I will also serve a salad, and would usually have some sort of pasta. However, I am trying to not have pasta in the evening (it makes me bloated and uncomfortable).
What other vegetable (other than the eggplant) can I serve?

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  1. I really like fresh spinach sauteed in a little olive oil, a pat of butter, lots of garlic and s&P as a side dish. Or broccoli rabe same way.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      If I were to serve another veg that would be my choice too but I think it is unnecessary. The eggplant and a salad seem sufficient to me.

      1. re: magiesmom

        I agenda is to create a shameless ploy to consume more garlic oil and butter :-)

      1. Eggplant parm works great as a one dish meal - it already has plenty of veg servings from eggplant and sauce protein from cheese and egg and some carbs from batter/breading - green salad compliments nicely especially with a vinegar based dressing - perfect to cut - a vegetable side dish does seems an unnecessary addition but if you do a simple sauté of greens as mentioned above would probably go best.

        1. Thanks, all. Fresh spinach, sauteed in olive oil and garlic sounds perfect.I had a brain freeze, and just couldn't think of anything!!

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          1. re: bxgirl

            Just remember about shrinkage-buy more than you think!

            1. re: bxgirl

              I love to add in chopped olives or capers to the sauteed greens as well...

            2. You could also do spaghetti squash. Almost like pasta but not so heavy.

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              1. re: melpy

                Exactly what I was going to suggest. Maybe with pesto?

                1. re: melpy

                  That's an excellent idea melpy.