Side Dishes

Looking for the perfect side dish to accompany your entree? I’ll be happy to give you some tasty options. Although Assyrians don’t frequently serve side dishes unless, well maybe a salad. Along with the main dish, there’s usually a mixture of fresh herbs, scallions, and radishes in a bowl on the table. Besides the herbs, a variety of pickled vegetables are usually present as well.

Here are just some of the popular side dishes on my blog.

If these suggested recipes aren’t quite what you’re looking for, take a few minutes to browse through the “Sides” category to find even more recipes!

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms (Low Carb)

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms (Low Carb)

Piping hot, Easy Stuffed Mushrooms, loaded with a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar, fresh dill, jalapeño, and minced garlic. Oh yeah, did I mention they’re also low carb?

Tasty Mashed Potatoes, Assyrian Style (Merchanos)

Tasty Mashed Potatoes, Assyrian Style (Merchanos)

Mashed Potatoes, who doesn’t love them? Creamy and filling— the ultimate comfort food. But this Tasty Mashed Potatoes recipe is not like anything you’ve tried before!

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Summer is here! I don’t know about you, but around my house, that means lighter meals, outdoor grilling, and lots of light and refreshing salads.

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw

If you’re looking for a relatively simple and healthy coleslaw recipe, you’ve come to the right place! Besides being very easy to prepare, this oil and vinegar coleslaw is actually good for you!

Middle Eastern Salad (Zalata)

Middle Eastern Salad (Zalata)

This Class Middle Eastern Salad or Zalata recipe couldn’t be simpler to prepare, yet the addicting flavor can’t be denied.  And since we’re focusing on healthier recipes this month, what’s better than a nutrition-filled salad? The word for “salad” in Assyrian is “zalata.” So no […]

Fattoush Salad (Lebanese Recipe)

Fattoush Salad (Lebanese Recipe)

Today I’m sharing my sister, Beni’s Fattoush Salad recipe. This Lebanese salad loaded with nutrition, and has a delicious, sumac-based salad dressing.

Potato Salad with Dill

Potato Salad with Dill

If you love potato salad as much as I do, wait until you taste my Potato Salad with Dill! It’s a perfect marriage between German Potato Salad and the classic American Potato Salad. It’s for those times when you don’t want to choose between the two. I mean really, why should you have to choose?

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Now that Summer is upon us, I find myself not being very hungry. Or maybe it’s just too hot to be cooped up in the kitchen cooking, so I convince myself that I’m not that hungry?

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe  ( Assyrian Pirda )

Healthy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe ( Assyrian Pirda )

Stop the presses! Today I’m sharing a recipe for a grain that’s healthier than rice, and has a delicious nutty flavor! That grain is called “bulgur.” Bulgur is not a commonly used word in the English language. I guess for a good reason, since it is Turkish in origin.

Edamame Dill Rice (Assyrian Recipe)

Edamame Dill Rice (Assyrian Recipe)

Edamame Dill Rice is my spin on a popular Assyrian rice traditionally made with lima beans and dill. This rice is served alongside chicken and meat kabobs, or eaten by itself as a vegetarian dish.