Balance out your grilled meat and protein dishes with a healthy side. From fresh salads and veggies to flavourful pastas, we’ve got you covered.
Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes and Basil
Hearty enough to eat as a meal, this spicy pasta salad is filled with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and delicious smoked gouda.
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Lime Honey Dressing
If you’re short on time, store-bought carrot and cabbage slaw mix will work just fine. With the sweet and refreshing dressing, no one will even suspect a thing.
Grilled Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette and Shaved Romano and Toasted Pine Nuts
More hearty-side-bordering-on-main-dish than your typical salad, this recipe is a tasty way to adopt a meatless day into your life.
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Both kids and adults love pasta salad. This one takes notes from Greek salad, with olives, feta, red pepper and artichoke.
Roasted Green Beans
One of our favourite summer veggies are fresh, crisp green beans. But this recipe takes it one step further by incorporating another favourite — bacon!
Grilled Corn and Bean Salad
Smoky barbecued corn gives depth to this colourful summertime salad packed with chickpeas, black beans, green and red pepper and a finely chopped jalapeño for a touch of summer heat.
Guacamole Bean Salad
All the delicious components of guacamole are packed into this nutritious and delicious salad that brings hearty canned black beans to the mix.
Bloody Caesar Tomato Salad
Tomatoes are a low-carbohydrate salad option rich in heart-healthy lycopene. They’re employed in this zippy, fresh recipe that takes the classic Canadian Caesar drink beyond the glass.
Cole Slaw with Mustard and Horseradish
This easy coleslaw mixes cabbage, carrots and apple with a unique ingredient — jicama, also known as a Mexican turnip.
This colourful carrot ribbon side is tossed in a mayo-based sauce consisting of crushed pineapple, raisins, and both sweet and savoury spices.
Quick and Easy Mini Biscuits
These biscuits come together in 20 minutes and couldn’t be easier. They’re the perfect crumbly, buttery side to serve with any meal.
Couscous and Fresh Herb Stuffed Peppers
Vegetarian stuffed peppers are filled to the brim with tender couscous, sundried tomatoes and tangy Feta cheese for a colourful and delicious summer starter that can double as a main.
Cucumber Seaweed Salad
Superfood du jour seaweed is more than just a rice wrapper for sushi. With iron, protein, antioxidants and iodine, you’ll want to enjoy this deep-green sea vegetable more often. Sprinkle seaweed on avocado toast, use as a sushi wrapper, stir into soups or use in place of lettuce in a refreshing cucumber salad.
Broccoli Stalk, Kimchi & Zucchini Tangle with Honey Tamari Almonds
This food waste-reducing recipe uses often neglected broccoli stalks. Even when heated, they retain their sturdy noodle texture. Topped with roasted sweet-salty almonds for crunch and a bit of protein, this healthy meal is begging to be twirled.
Baked Sweet Potato with Sour Cream and Mint
These simple baked sweet potatoes – topped with a dollop of sour cream and chopped mint – are the perfect hearty, comforting side to go with your favourite Easter main.