Any suggestions for a side dish to bring to a holiday office party? Best if it needs no refrigeration or reheating.

  • Posted by: Teri
  • December 11, 2010


Teri December 11, 2010
Thanks everyone. I was thinking about the butternut squash/couscous recipe. I made it for a party a few months ago, in Tokyo, and everyone loved it. I should have mentioned, this party is at work. At little like the office -- festive cheer, but no corporate budget. Potluck for lunch. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!
Soozll December 11, 2010
I've made this one several times to rave reviews. It's colors are perfect for the season.
amysarah December 11, 2010
You could do a Panzanella - Tuscan bread salad - one of those dishes everyone does slightly differently, but the classic components are largely red/green - tomatoes, cucumber, basil... you can vary it to taste (add red bell pepper, anchovy, onion, capers, etc.) Delicious and served at room temp. Here's Lidia's version: ...and Marcella Hazan's: ...and Ina Garten's:
VanessaS December 11, 2010
Also the roasted cauliflower gremolata on this site - I brought that to a party and it was great at room temperature
mrslarkin December 11, 2010
Shaved Brussels sprout salad? Lots of ideas on the food52 site:

Or to be different, maybe a Spanish tortilla dish. Travels well, can be served hot, room temp or cold.

Or frittata:
betteirene December 11, 2010
My very favorite Christmas side dish--no cooking, no reheating, no refrigerations and it's red and green and white and gold: bite-size pieces of cauliflower and broccoli and cherry/grape and/or yellow pear tomatoes tossed gently with a vinaigrette of fresh lemon juice, light olive oil, oregano or dill, red pepper flakes, a splash of water, coarse salt, cracked pepper and a teeny bit of sugar. (I won't tell if you use a bottle of Italian dressing instead.)
hardlikearmour December 11, 2010
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