Blue Ribbon Healthy Side Recipes


Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a...

Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

By Kitchen Crew
When the garden is overflowing with zucchini, give this zucchini chips recipe a try. Cooking them...

Shrimp Pasta Salad

By Michelle Flory
My girls love this. I make it with left over steamed shrimp.

Summer Squash Cheesy Bake

By Stacey Lawson
My brother plants a large garden every year and just the other day his zucchini and...

Baked Mashed Potato Casserole

By Lynne Lee
If your family loves potatoes, you have to try this! You can easily make it...

SPANISH RICE FOOL PROOF By Freda

By FREDA GABLE
Easiest PERFECT "SPANISH RICE" recipe I ever made. Tasty too!! You can make this as spicy as...

Brother Ron's Fresh Marinated Summer Salsa

By Valeree Dunbar
While visiting our relatives, our brother-in-law had us try this wonderful fresh salsa he made using...

Parmesan Asparagus

By Aku N
This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a...

Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

By Pami Toll
I've lost about 60 lbs eating this. It's delicious, filling and I look forward to making...

Honey Roasted Carrots

By debbie lopez
This is best with really young fresh small carrots. Small young carrots do not need peeling;...

Mixed Greens

By Faye Patterson
This is a dead-ringer for the recipe a local restaurant makes. A great side for...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Baked Green Tomatoes

By Faye Patterson
I love fried green tomatoes, so this is my try at lightening it up a bit...

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh
This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Donna Brown
This is a good way to use an abundant supply of fresh veggies in the summer...

Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

By Robin Hearon
This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The...

Pan-seared Asparagus

By S S
A close friend taught me how to prepare this dish. It has become my favorite side...

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

By Jo Zimny
It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage...

Harvest Fruit Salad

By Michelle Helgesen
I came up with this salad when I was asked to bring a fruit salad to...
Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner

Five Grilled Dishes For Tonight’s Dinner


Summertime means grill time! When the weather permits, I try to grill at least one night a week. While I love my kitchen, it’s nice to get outside and enjoy the weather while making a meal. Depending on what you feel like, here are some options to add to your dinner menu. Kabobs are one […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad


Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Recipes That Aren’t for Fruit Salad


One of life’s simple pleasures in the summer is fresh fruit. We know it’s delicious to make a fruit salad and we have fantastic ones for summer here. But, we’re sharing 18 recipes that go beyond fruit salad. More than just for dessert, fresh fruit can be incorporated into main meals too. From breakfast to […]