Junior Chef
Kids Cooking Lessons
12-15 years old
Lesson 13

side dishes
In Kids Cooking lessons today we are going to start making side dishes and salads. Choose several different side dish or salad recipes you can learn. Try green salad, pasta salad, bean salad, or a vegetable side dish cooked in the oven. We have a few examples for you if you need some.

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Kids Cooking Side Dish Recipes and Salads

Roasted Broccoli

  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Wash and drain broccoli. Pat dry. Cut into florets. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and salt and pepper to taste. Arrange florets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, turning once, for 12 minutes, or until just tender.
roasted broccoli

Cream Corn

  • 2 Cup fresh or frozen corn
  • ¼ Cup half and half cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

In saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 6-8 minutes.

check mark redVariation of this recipe: use 1 package cream cheese instead of half and half.

Avocado, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad

  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • Romaine lettuce

Put all into a bowl. Toss together.
tomato salad

Best Ever Rice Recipe

In frying pan brown 3 Cups of rice in 1 Tablespoon butter and 2 Tablespoons oil. Add in chopped onions or celery** if using. Brown until rice is glassy looking. Add 3 Cups of water or chicken broth to the rice. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
check mark red You can sauté 1 Cup chopped onions and/or 1 Cup chopped celery with the butter and oil.

Keep experimenting, learning and creating side dishes, vegetable dishes and salads.

More Side Dish Recipes

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vegetable recipes

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Salad Recipes

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