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Making nashville hot chicken and corn salad, but need another side. Any suggestions?

This is for a dinner party of 8. The chicken will be fried, and I'm making a seared corn and chile salad... but need another side that's fun/not potatoes. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!

asked by daina mara almost 2 years ago
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inpatskitchen

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added almost 2 years ago

With all that spicy food why not a cool cucumber salad? I make this one for company year round:
https://food52.com/recipes...

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added almost 2 years ago

Agreed - go for a slaw or some other make-ahead salad that'll cool mouths down. Pickles are usually included when it's served traditionally (that is, bone-in between two slices if white bread) so if you've got cucumbers already lying around, you could whip up a homemade batch of those, too.

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added almost 2 years ago

Thanks for the advice! I am serving it with pickles (as per tradition with hot chicken), but the corn salad isn't spicy. I'll try the cucumbers though, sounds good!

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HalfPint

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added almost 2 years ago

How about potato salad?

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added almost 2 years ago

Looking for something that's not potato based, but thanks for the advice!

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added almost 2 years ago

Baked beans are pretty classic.

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added almost 2 years ago

I'm seconding the cucumber salad or slaw of some sort. Even if the corn is not spicy, it's still a little heavy. Having something light and refreshing would be a good idea.

A watermelon and arugula salad would also be nice.