A dish served as an accompaniment to the main course.(noun)
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Use "side dish" in a sentence
"They were a side dish for my lunch, a grilled cheese and soy bacon sandwich, made on seven-grain bread with organic, grass-fed, raw-milk cheddar and, at my request, heart-healthy mayonnaise."
"Susan knows I have a special place on my palate for chicken cacciatore hunters-style chicken so it will often happen that, after the red peppers have been eaten, shell bring a huge platter to the table: chicken pieces, peppers, onions, mushrooms, all in a strong gravy, accompanied by a side dish of broccoli rabe or escarole."
"While doing research in Costa Rica during medical school, I enjoyed gallo pinto a mixture of black beans and rice for breakfast every day, and had black beans as a side dish with nearly every meal."