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What Would You Serve?

Entertaining at home is one of my favorite activities of all time, but as with all hobbies, it requires lots of thinking ahead and decision-making, from planning a prep schedule to coordinating the menu. In this series, I'll present a dish and ask you to share what you'd serve alongside it.

Here's the scenario: You're having some old friends over this weekend to soak up the Summer sun over a laid-back lunch in your backyard. You know the star course for your meal will be a Cuban sandwich, made with roast pork, ham, provolone cheese, and pickles, and spread with a layer of mustard. What would you feed your guests to accompany it? See what I'd make when you


I'd take my guests on a tropical-Latin staycation by placing a lemonade mojito in each of their hands. To start off the lunch, we'd enjoy a cilantro-dressed hearts of palm salad. I'd serve the sandwich next, alongside crispy plantain chips. The meal would end on a high note with coconut flan for dessert.

What would your menu include?

Food Food 8 years
Wunami, that's not cheese -- it's a pickle!
wunami wunami 8 years
The way that cheese goops out in that picture looks very unappetizing. I kind of looks like mucus... Sorry. It's all I can really think about right now.
hinkey hinkey 8 years
I think I'd make avacado and tomato salad with fried ripe plantains.For dessert Vanilla Ice cream with Dulce de Leche.
Asche Asche 8 years
That awesome corn and blackbean salad with cilantro that was on fitsugar last week. YummY!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I'd serve mojitos, roasted cumin red potatoes, and grilled asparagus.
kia kia 8 years
tropical fruit white wine sangria (definitely including carambola) guarana sodas avocado salad plantain and cassava chips with mango salsa pastelitos (guayaba and cheese)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'd serve classic mojitos, a viniagrette-based coleslaw with lots of cilantro and lime juice, grilled corn with cotija cheese on top, and mango sorbet for dessert.
mrsld mrsld 8 years
mango mojitos, black bean and corn salad, green salad w/ marie's chipotle ranch( my new fav) and fruit salsa w/ cinnamon chips for dessert.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
hearts of palm = not my thing. I'd do a cilantro-heavy coleslaw, lots of herbs and julienned veggies, keeping the flavors very light and fresh. ice cream for dessert!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Creamy cole slaw and ice cold Coronas with lime wedges.
melly024 melly024 8 years
plantain chips and guacamole. yum.
dootsie dootsie 8 years
I'm a bit of a Simple Sue... I'd just go with Sunchips, fruit and lemonade!
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