What's your best Easter side dish?

I'm cobbling together a last minute Easter dinner- the hubby and I are getting back from international travel the morning of. Looking for something relatively simple to whip up since we will be a bit tired. Prefer not a starch, since we have that covered. Roasting up a chicken for the main since I don't have the time or number of eaters for a fresh ham. Searching for "Easter" on the site didn't come up with much inspiration - so hit me with whatever screams Spring! or Easter! at you. Thanks!

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Maedl
Maedl April 3, 2012

Local asparagus is in the farmers' markets here, so that would be my choice. I would either toss it with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic and roast it or fry it iln butter.

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RebeccaCooks
RebeccaCooks April 3, 2012

Fresh peas and lettuce sauteed (briefly!) and finished with mint and butter.

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Wellington Wizard
Wellington Wizard April 3, 2012

How bout a cold Kale Avocado soup. Add the following to a blender:1 avocado, 1 large juicy vine ripened tomato, half a cucumber, 2 jalapeños, 6 large kale leaves, juice of half lemon, clove garlic. Blend, chill, serve! Superefreshing

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foidivin
foidivin April 3, 2012

Vinegar cole slaw!!! Simple and yummy...

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BoulderGalinTokyo
BoulderGalinTokyo April 4, 2012

Hey, Colorado! A simple salad can be dressed up with ingredients you usually might not use. Sliced red pepper or onion, asparagus, some beans, sunflower seeds, etc. You could make a special salad dressing before you leave.

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ChefOno
ChefOno April 4, 2012

Spring = Asparagus Throw a sheet pan of them in with the chicken. Or search this site for "shaved asparagus" for salad ideas.

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bobbie joh
bobbie joh April 4, 2012

I know a caterer who did a mint and pea soup that was delish - seemed easy, too im pretty sure it was a barefoot contessa recipe

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ChefJune
ChefJune April 4, 2012

My favorite is a ragout of Artichokes, Peas and lettuce. And it's a perfect side for roast chicken. but it might take more time than you'd like on the day of... 2nd choice, and always on the table regardless, is Asparagus. I do it simply in large saute pan with butter and lemon juice, maybe some garlic.

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