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South Beach Diet Side Dishes

Side dishes compatible with the South Beach Diet, as well as the Zone Diet, Sugar Busters, and other reduced-carbohydrate diets which also limit saturated fat. Recipes include vegetables, cranberry sauce, cauliflower "potato" salad, cole slaw, etc.

Cauliflower "Rice"
A method for making "rice" using cauliflower.

Cauliflower "Potato" Salad
I made quite a few versions before coming up with a cauliflower salad that really is a lot like potato salad, but low carb.

Low-Carb Four-Bean Salad
This low-carb version of the traditional 3 bean or 4 bean salad makes two adjustments - it is sugar-free and the beans are less starchy ones.

Low Carb Barbecue "Baked" Beans
A low carb version of BBQ beans.

Oven Roasted Asparagus
How to make delicious asparagus in the oven. A similar technique works for the grill.

Ranch Style Cole Slaw
Creamy, ranch-style cole slaw, great with barbeque.

Easy Spinach Casserole
Use fat-free cream cheese and low-carb cheese for easy way to get your greens.

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Mint
The combination of flavors in this watermelon salad is so refreshing and delicious. A hit at potlucks!

Mushrooms and Peppers in Garlic and Wine
This easy vegetable side dish can be made with wine, stock, or water, as you wish.

Garlic Green Beans with Pine Nuts
These garlic green beans can be made with other nuts, or bacon if you want.

Mediterranean Summer Vegetables
Nothing says "late summer" to me like cooking up a mix of farm-fresh eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and squash, and seasoning it in a Mediterranean way. It's like the summer sun has been captured on my plate! This is similar to ratatouille, but has a slightly different texture and flavors. It is great cold as a salad the next day, or reheat for...

Oven-Baked Rutabaga "Fries"
How to make rutabaga "fries", a lower carb and lower calorie alternative to potato.

Italian Squash Casserole
Italian-inspired squash casserole recipe. You can use zucchini or any other summer squash in this basil and garlic-flavored casserole.

Southwest Squash Casserole
This summer squash casserole actually comes out somewhat like a corn casserole. The yellow squash is put through a food processor, giving it more of a corn-like consistency.

Green Bean Casserole with Onion Topping
A low carb adaptation of the classic green bean casserole with onion topping.

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry
This Asian-style stir fry is garnished with toasted almonds for a nice extra crunch.

Old World Cabbage and Pepper Saute
Cabbage, peppers, and spices like paprika and caraway seeds make this fast vegetable dish special.

Mashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower Puree)
Pureed or mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. Low in carbs and high in nutrients, the "cauli-taste" is very mild.

Grilled Eggplant with Middle Eastern Spices
Easy grilled appetizer or side dish which goes well with a variety of grilled meats.

Tzatziki with Mint - Cucumber Yogurt Sauce or Side Dish
I love this version of this yogurt-cucumber dish with fresh mint, but you can also use parsley or dill or no herbs at all and it's still delicious.

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
Recipe for a simple sugar-free, low carb cranberry sauce.

Sugar Free Cranberry Chutney
Low carb, sugar free cranberry chutney - tart/sour, spicy (but not hot) and a little bit sweet - the balance can be varied to taste.

Low Carb Latkes
Here's are some ideas for making low carb latkes - for Hanukkah or any time - plus my recipe.

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Casserole
A sugar-free version of the traditional holiday sweet potato or yam casserole, with a pecan topping.

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