side dish


Definition of side dish

: a food served separately along with the main course

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The Fight for Cook Out There’s a magical place where chicken nuggets and corndogs are considered side dishes. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham magazine’s Best and Worst of Birmingham," 3 Sep. 2019 This recipe uses young summer zucchini to create a succulent side dish. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Butter, lemon zest flavor succulent zucchini side dish," 20 Aug. 2019 Prices range from $6 to $12 for appetizers and $15 for fajitas that include traditional side dishes as well as brisket fat tortillas. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Pit Room hosts pop-up for upcoming Candente Tex-Mex," 24 July 2019 Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served; bring a side dish to share. Daily Southtown Staff, Daily Southtown, "Church news: Luau Party, church picnic, VBS and more at area churches in June," 4 June 2019 Sometimes the only thing a tasty side dish needs to become a satisfyingly full meal is the addition of a bit of protein., "SOBA WITH MISO BUTTER AND ASPARAGUS," 11 Sep. 2019 Eat as a side dish, add to salads, or toss with spaghetti squash paired with fresh basil. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "The Health Benefits of Eggplants," 8 Aug. 2019 Named after one of Tlaolli's most dedicated vegan customers, this side dish consists of the popular Charro bean stew, rice, pickled onions, cabbage and avocado. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Vegan food: These Indianapolis restaurants have the best plant-based meals," 20 Aug. 2019 This staple Southern side dish is a one-pot wonder, meaning minimal cleanup and tons of ways to pair it. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Start your grain bowl right with these 5 jazzy rice recipes," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of side dish

1702, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of side dish was in 1702

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