Unconventionally Domestic

Sides and Appetizer Recipes

A good side dish recipe is just as important as the main course! Browse my favorite side dish recipes below. See one you like? Just pin it and get cooking!

  • No lengthy backstory – Ingredients + Instructions only!
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Easy assembly and minimal prep
  • Kid-approved without sacrificing flavor

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

A twist on a traditional Greek Salad recipe – By adding quinoa and arugula we turn this side salad into a full meal!

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian pasta salad, packed with fresh ingredients and a light homemade dressing, works for dinner and kid lunch sides for days! Manga!

Traditional Greek Salad

A traditional Greek salad recipe that will have you seeing blue & white! Ultra fresh ingredients, excellent olive oil. That’s it.

6 Holiday Side Dishes

Whether you’re spending the holidays with close family or expanding a bit, these 6 holiday side dish recipes will bring joy to any table!

Holiday Salad, Goat Cheese, Fruit and Walnuts

A beautiful, fragrant, and rich salad excellent for holidays, dinner parties, and everyday meals. Quick to assemble and impressive to serve, this salad recipe will quickly become one of your favorites!

Cranberry Apple Sauce

An easy twist on traditional cranberry sauce, this recipe makes for an excellent holiday addition and only 15 minutes to prepare!

Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad

Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad is a recipe simple to whip up and delicious any time of year. It’s pretty, fresh and full of flavor. Serve with our easy satay chicken or shrimp!

Bibb Wedge Salad

This Bibb Lettuce Wedge Salad is one I crave. The ingredients you select are most important. It might seem fussy, I know. Just try it, I promise you’ll fall in love.

Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad

My friend Kody taught me this recipe in my 20’s. Now that I’m in my 40’s it’s a standard dish in my healthy food rotation. Have alone, serve with salad, or top a grilled chicken breast. Enjoy!

Melon e Prosciutto Antipasto

A Melon e Prosciutto Antipasto recipe that’s easy to assemble and sure to be a guest favorite. Serve for lunch or as an appetizer.

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad is a favorite in our home any time of year. This recipe is a simple way to serve a warm side dish.

Warm Vegetable Salad with an Herb Vinaigrette

Make it easy for everyone to eat their vegetables! This is an uncomplicated, yet impressive recipe for a warm vegetable salad with herb vinaigrette. As a side dish, perfect of holidays or everyday, it adds robust flavor and bright natural colors to complete the meal.

Egg Salad that never disappoints!

This egg salad recipe will never let you down! We often make this for dinner and serve with a salad, roasted broccoli or green beans, and a side of cous-cous. It also goes well with our scalloped potatoes!

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is a 5 min appetizer with a big impact! We serve this appetizer for holidays, guests and for lazy Sunday afternoons!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Try our fool-proof recipe for restaurant quality crispy Brussels sprouts. Insanely delicious! Everyone will ask how you made them!

Scalloped Potatoes

These Martha Stewart potatoes are so creamy and delicious you must try them! A perfect Holiday dish as they can be made ahead to save time.

Spoon Cornbread

Spoon cornbread is a delicious side to any meal. Requested by both family and guests, we think you’ll love it as much as we do!

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted broccoli is a nice alternative to steamed and makes a great side dish or an addition to salad and warm veggie bowls!

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Ready in under 5 minutes, this dip is easy and always a hit. It’s the perfect app to bring to parties but you may need to double the recipe, it goes FAST.

Easy Greek Tzatziki

Easy Greek Tzatziki goes great with veggies, pita, salads and meats. Your kids will love it as much as you!

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