I am constantly on the hunt for delicious side dishes for myww to share with you. I stumbled upon this recipe for a Greek green bean salad with tomatoes and feta cheese that is absolutely scrumptious and can be made in under 20 minutes. It is such a versatile side that you can pack it for your lunch and eat it cold or serve it up hot for dinner! I've also included a few other recipes that I think you might enjoy as well. Pin this to make later!
Side Dishes For MyWW
Side dishes for MyWW tend to be a struggle for me whenever I'm cooking a meal. Choosing a protein is simple but my go-to is always some kind of potato or rice as a side dish, which depending on whether you are following the mywwgreen plan, myww blue plan or myww purple plan can vary in the point values.
Veggie Side: Greek Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta
How Do You Make Greek Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta?
This recipe is very easy to put together and can be ready to serve in 30 minutes or less. What is even more appealing is the this Greek Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta can be served either warm or put in the fridge to be served cold, making it the perfect side dish to include in your weekly meal prep rotation.
1½ lbs.fresh green beans, tips removed and cut in half
1 pint grape tomatoes, washed and cut in half
1 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
3 Tbsp Skinnygirl Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
Over high heat, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, approximately 3-4 minutes. Drain the green beans and then transfer to a large bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking.
Remove green beans from the ice bath and pat dry before adding to a large glass bowl. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, and vinegar to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Gently fold in crumbled Feta cheese and serve immediately. Salad can also be chilled and served cold.
Fruit Dish: Fruit Salad with Maple-Walnut Yogurt Dip
A nice, chilled, cold fruit salad can be the sweet bite we need for an indulgent dessert or side dish for a light salad meal. This fruit salad brings together strawberries, kiwis, cotton candy grapes, pineapple and fresh mint to be juicy, bright and fresh, with the maple-walnut yogurt dip as a cravable finish.
I am a huge fan of using Walden Farms Maple-Walnut syrup in as many ways as I can. I've used it in my maple-balsamic pork chops, as a topping for my pumpkin banana pancakes and also in my roasted brussel sprouts.
What Are Cotton Candy Grapes?
While any type of grapes can be delicious in a fruit salad, the most delicious variety is one that I discovered earlier this year from our local produce co-op called Cotton Candy® grapes. True to its name, it's a sweeter variety of grape that invokes similar flavors to cotton candy. For those of you concerned about non-GMO foods, Cotton Candy grapes are not a genetically modified food. Through selective cross-breeding over many years, this type of grape naturally developed.
- 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp Walden Farms maple-walnut syrup
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup seedless cotton candy green grapes,* washed and halved
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- Zest of 1 organic lime*
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sugar-free maple-walnut syrup from Walden Farms
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
- 2 large fresh kiwi, peeled, halved, and sliced
*zest lime before juicing
- Start making your yogurt dip by combining all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
- For your fruit salad, combine the grapes, pineapple, and mango in a large glass bowl.
- Pour in the pineapple juice then add lime zest and any residual fresh pineapple juice with the mint to bowl and toss it together.
- Allow this to sit in the fridge for at least one hour before serving. Add in the strawberries and kiwis just before serving with the yogurt dip for best presentation. (Strawberries will turn the pineapples pink and the kiwis won't keep their bright green color.)
What Other Side Dishes are there for MyWW?
I have all sorts of awesome side dish recipes that I have compiled both on my blog and from others! Check them out in the links below:
- Broccoli Stir Fry
- Turkish Carrot Dip
- Maple-Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Honey Dijon White Bean Dip
- Baked Cauliflower Tots
- Sweet Potato Hummus