Accompaniments and Side Dish Recipes
Below are links to the many pages on this site which have condiment, accompaniment
and side dish recipes.
By "accompaniments" we mean anything which can be served with or as
part of a main course such as side vegetable dishes and condiments, be they served on the side such as a
salsa, or incorporated into a recipe such as a sauce.
including flatbreads such as pitta bread, foccacia,
tortillas, arepas and naan; no-yeast breads such as Irish soda bread and
beer bread; large traditional loaves such as wholemeal, granary, white
bloomers, herb and flavoured breads and sweet breads such as challah,
chelsea buns and doughnuts
All time favourites such as Hummous, blue cheese dips, blender dressings, Caesar
dressing, mayonnaise plain and flavoured vinaigrettes and Guacamole
Fruit jams such as Strawberry Jam, Plum jam and
blackberry and apple jam, conserve recipes, marmalade recipes, favourite
pickles such as pickled onions, sweet pickled beetroot, piccalilli,
chutney recipes, mincemeat, lemon curd, bottled vegetables, bottled
fruit, flavoured vinegars and oils.
These side dishes tend to be a little more
substantial than vegetable salads but are light enough to be served
as an accompaniment to main dishes. Traditional and popular recipes
from around the world including pasta salad recipes, hot and cold
bean and rice recipes, plus grains such as bulgur wheat and couscous
Salsa is a south American word for sauce.
Traditionally they are served cold though preferably at room
temperature, and are highly flavoured often with chillies. Below is
a collection of Relish and Salsa Recipes including vegetable salsas,
fruit salsas and herb salsa recipes.
suitable for serving as an accompaniment to main dishes including
traditional and popular salad recipes such as coleslaw, Waldorf salad,
Caesar salad, Russian salad, potato salad recipes, bean salads and tomato
salads. There are also salads from around the world including Tabbouleh,
Greek Horiatiki, Canadian
Fiddlehead salad and Mauritian Choko Salad. Don't forget to visit
our Pasta accompaniment section for lots of pasta salads - excellent for
picnics and summer eating.
Sweet and savoury Sauce and Butter Recipes
including traditional and popular sauces such as chocolate sauce, crème
chantilly, sweet white sauce, brandy sauce, custard and salted caramel
sauce, mint sauce, cheese sauce, béarnaise, Velouté, béchamel, mushroom,
Espagnole, Chimichurri, Hollandaise, pesto, Puttanesca, bonne femme and
Mayonnaise plus many other classic, pasta sauces and modern sauce recipes.
Recipes from around the world for stuffings,
marinades and rubs, all of which can greatly enhance basic
foodstuffs by adding extra flavour or by softening fibres making the
foods softer and easier to eat. We have included many traditional
and popular recipes such as sage and onion stuffing, red wine
marinade and jerk rub.
Side dishes using all types of vegetables
including asparagus, courgette, butternut, pumpkin and broccoli,
root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, parsnips, swede, sweet
potatoes and celeriac, leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbage and
greens plus miscellaneous accompaniments such as dumplings,
Yorkshire pudding and Laver bread Cakes