Asparagus, Radish and Pea side dish and a bonus cauliflower mash!

I’ve been on the hunt for healthier yummy sides to eat with my meals. These are two of my new finds that I LOVE!


Asparagus, Radish and Pea side dish


Asparagus – buy a decent size bundle

3 tablespoons butter

10 oz frozen peas

1 lb radish

salt and pepper


1. Chop up your asparagus into decent size chunks while you let a large pot of water come to a boil.

2. Place the asparagus in the boiling water. Prep an ice bath for the asparagus while it boils for 3-4 minutes. It should still be crisp.

3. Transfer to ice bath to let cool then put on paper towels to dry. You can wrap the asparagus in a paper towel and plastic wrap and refrigerate for a day to do some of the prep ahead as well.

4. Chop up your radishes into quarters or smaller depending on preference.

5. In a large pan over medium heat place butter. Add your peas and asparagus. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until warmed through.

6. Remove from heat and add radishes, salt and pepper.

7. Serve warmed and enjoy!

Cauliflower Mash!


1 head of cauliflower

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup milk

1 garlic clove

Parmesan cheese


1. Chop the cauliflower up into smaller chunks. You can chop the stalk up or discard it.

2. Boil the cauliflower in a pot for 10-15 minutes until soft when stabbed with a fork.

3. Drain cauliflower and put into a food process or bowl to mash.

4. Add butter and milk to the processor and turn it on for a few minutes until it all starts to combine.

5. Add minced garlic, parmesan, salt and pepper.

6. Continue to mix until it has a consistency of mashed potatoes.

What is your favorite side dish to have with meals? I’m pretty addicted to cauliflower mash currently.





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