Side dishes are the hardest thing for me to plan for and come up with for meals. I can make a main dish no problem, but when it comes time to do the sides, I hate having to get out and follow another recipe. With my recent menu planning, I have found that planning and executing sides is really hard.
All too often, my side dishes involve chopping vegetables, tossing them with coconut oil and some seasoning and roasting them. Although I love eating vegetables this way, it gets old day after day. I tossed together this roasted corn and black bean salad with items I already had on hand, and it only took 5 minutes.
5-Minute Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salad (Maker’s Diet approved)
1 pound bag frozen roasted corn (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
juice of 2 limes
1 avocado, cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1. Cook the corn per package directions.
2. Toss all ingredients together and serve.
What are your favorite side dishes to throw together?