We love it when side dishes pop with color, like the red and green pepper accents you'll see in this light and fluffy couscous. It's a scrumptious and welcome switch from baked potatoes or rice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Spanakopita is the Greek name for this traditional dish featuring spinach and feta cheese. You can serve it as a side dish or meatless main dish. My dad and I used to fight over the last piece. —Sharon Olney, Galt, California
What a great way to use up all that summer squash! You can almost taste the sunshine in this quick, colorful vegetable dish and the foil packets make for carefree cleanup. —Betty Washburn, Reno, Nevada
"This fast, fresh-tasting side dish comes very close to a delicious treatment for pasta I enjoyed while in Italy," relates Dorothy Roche from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. "You can also serve it with a green salad and toasted garlic bread for a light meal."
These cucumber slices make a cool summer side dish dressed in a light, tangy vinegar and oil mixture seasoned with herbs. The refreshing salad is always a hit when served with cold sandwiches or grilled meat.
-Mary Helen Hinson, Lamberton, North Carolina
“This pasta dish is simple to prepare and never fails to please,” reports Andrea Jones of McKinney, Texas. “I double and sometimes triple the recipe when hosting a get-together. You can serve it hot as a side dish or cold as a salad.”