Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple Sides for Summer!

In the summer, simplicity is the name of the game!  I love light, healthy, simple food.  So here are two recipes for two super easy and sooo delicious sides!

Carrot Salad

1 bag shredded carrots
1 cup olive oil
1 lemon (juiced)
salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients in a bowl, mix, let marinate 10 minutes and Enjoy!

Garden Rice Pilaf
3 TBLS canola oil
1 1/2 cups rice
1 red onion diced
1/2 green pepper diced
2 cups water
2 lemons juiced
1 cup peas (frozen)
1 tsp oregano
salt to taste

Saute red onion in canola oil with salt over medium heat.  When brown add green pepper and saute.   Saute rice until slightly brown and giving off a nutty aroma.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and add two cups of water, lemon juice, peas,  salt and oregano.  Simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and then of course Enjoy!

We served our two sides with grilled chicken with a feta cheese dressing.. oh Yum!

I am sharing with
Lark's Country Heart

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