side dish

noun

Definition of side dish

: a food served separately along with the main course

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Try adding raisins or dried apricots to quick-cooking barley and serving it as a side dish. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 Fried Potatoes with Garlic Chives Total Time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 as a side dish1. Georgia Freedman, WSJ, "This Ingredient Makes Everything Better," 20 Sep. 2018 In addition to the jail food—meals of rice and barley plus side dishes—detainees who haven’t been convicted are allowed to receive canned food or snacks brought by visitors. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Can Ghosn Be Detained Indefinitely? Yes, Unless He Confesses," 10 Dec. 2018 Expect a wide selection of seafood and side dishes to try. cleveland.com, "Celebrate the Winter Olympics: 8 great places to try Korean cuisine in Northeast Ohio," 9 Feb. 2018 And the movie skillfully weaves a number of genuinely laugh-out-loud scenes into its deadly serious story — like Chris trying to discern whether mac and cheese is a side dish or an entree — in a way that gives the whole thing humanity. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Hate U Give is equal parts coming-of-age drama and Black Lives Matter primer. It’s terrific.," 9 Sep. 2018 What happens among wives and girlfriends is often a side dish of team culture. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde: A Panthers trade, an added scorer — and a lurid story to sort out | Commentary," 19 June 2018 Vegetable plates, like cauliflower with almond sauce and mint aren't just boring side dishes here, either. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "29 Best Restaurants in Sydney," 14 Mar. 2018 Salads are perfect for a light meal, a side dish, or a starter. Indianapolis Star, "eCookbook: Chef Express Sensational Salads," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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