Our kids are doing a shrimp boil for father's day, and asked me to bring a vegetable side dish. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for something that I can throw together in under an hour and serve warm or room temperature. There are 6 adults and 2 children (who probably won't eat it), and one of the adults avoids gluten.

  • Posted by: drbabs
  • June 16, 2013


healthierkitchen June 16, 2013
You are very accommodating! Have a great time!
drbabs June 16, 2013
And the winner is: http://food52.com/recipes/2625-roasted-broccoli-with-smoked-paprika-vinaigrette-and-marcona-almonds Something for everyone, and I have some sweet onions that I'm going to roast with the broccoli also. Thanks to all of you for your great suggestions!!
cookbookchick June 16, 2013
Oh, that's a good one! I've made it -- really delish.
drbabs June 16, 2013
It is, and the nut haters don't have to eat the almonds, and the oil avoiders can have the roast broccoli and sweet onions plain without the yummy dressing.
ATG117 June 16, 2013
Corn salad, if you have corn. And a few other ideas:



drbabs June 16, 2013
Thanks, ATG. All really great recipes; none of which my husband will eat. (Feta cheese, mustard, yogurt, may and anchovies are all no-go for him. Sigh.)
pierino June 16, 2013
Maque Choux. I'm sure you know how to make that Dr. B!
drbabs June 16, 2013
I do, pierino--thanks! They are boiling corn with the shrimp, so they don't want another corn dish.
Andrea T. June 16, 2013
What kind of veggies do you have on hand? Potato, onions, garlic, carrot, zucchini, eggplant? You could simple chop them and roast in the oven for 30 min with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt. Gorgeous, simple & delicious. Add some fresh herbs after you transfer to serving dish. You could also do a simple sauté of zucchini & sliced almonds (takes 5 min) Or bring a side salad. Good luck! Let us know what you made...
drbabs June 16, 2013
Yes, i'm thinking this will work--I have a ton of broccoli.
cookbookchick June 16, 2013
How about a cold rice salad with various veggies? Recipes abound online, but a fine cook like you can easily improvise.
drbabs June 16, 2013
great idea--there will be lots of starches, so that won't work today, but thanks!
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