7 No-Cook Side Dishes Slideshow

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Leave the stove off and make these easy, delicious side dish recipes

Raw Artichoke, Cured Olive, and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, authors of the blog May I Have That Recipe?, share a salad recipe that highlights the herbaceous, slightly nutty flavor of fresh artichokes.

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Sheila's Favorite Avocado and Corn Salad

An assertive dressing of olive oil, sherry vinegar, and Dijon mustard lends some brightness to a simple salad of ripe tomatoes, fresh sweet corn, basil, and chopped cashews.

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Suzi's Vegetable Slaw

There's no mayonnaise in this take on coleslaw, but you won't miss it. Instead, a slimmed-down dressing of coconut milk, olive oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, and spices adorns a mixture of chopped cabbage, carrot, onion, and apple. Serve this healthier coleslaw with lighter fare like grilled fish or shrimp.

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Spicy Kimchi

Looking for an assertive, tangy, and yes, slightly spicy accompaniment to go with your Asian-inspired meal? Or maybe you're planning on making bulgogi — Korean Barbecued Beef — or another popular Korean dish. In that case, a little kimchi on the side is a must. With a little advance planning, kimchi is a delicious side dish that goes well with grilled meats and chicken.

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Tangerine and Jicama Slaw

Chef Aarón Sanchez's sweet-tangy slaw is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dishes.

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Gorgonzola and Apple Salad

Creamy and slightly sweet gorgonzola is delicious when tossed with crisp apples and a simple honey-mustard dressing.

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Pickled Beet Salad

When shaved thinly using a mandoline, beets can be consumed raw. Pickling them in cider vinegar, honey, and sea salt helps them retain their lovely texture while infusing them with some tartness that gives greater depth to their naturally sweet flavor.

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