(NAPSI)-Whether you're hitting a neighborhood cookout or dining
in with family, few things stand in front of great sides when it
comes to making mealtime fun and delicious.
Side dishes add variety, color and texture to meals--and the
right ones add a dash of nutrition, too. For instance, tossing
together a quick green salad provides a dose of vitamins and
minerals, while a three-bean salad adds protein and fiber to a
You can find plenty of tasty and healthful side dish
recipes--from Broccoli Waldorf Salad and Crunchy Asian Salad to
Jambalaya Salad and 7 Layer Pasta Salad--at
www.30salads30days.com. The site provides 30 different salad
ideas, each made with dressings, dips and sauces from
Litehouse Foods. The company makes
its refrigerated dressings in small batches without
preservatives, MSG or trans fats.
The site offers this recipe for Cowboy Caviar, a versatile
side dish that can be used as a salad, appetizer or relish:
- ½ medium avocado
- ¼ cup Litehouse Red Wine &
Olive Oil, or Zesty Italian dressing
- 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
- 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 (11-ounce) can corn kernels, rinsed and drained
- ⅔ cup sliced green onions
- ⅔ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ pound fresh tomatoes, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, peel and cube avocado, add dressing and hot
sauce; toss lightly. Drain and rinse peas and corn. Add peas,
corn, onions, cilantro and tomatoes to mix. Serve as an
appetizer with tortilla chips or add 2 cups shredded cabbage to
make a salad.
Nutrition: Calories 90, Fat 4g, Carbohydrate 13g, Protein 3g,
Fiber 4g, 40 percent Calories from fat.
For more information, visit
www.30salads30days.com or call (800) 669-3169.
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