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10 simple summer side dishes under $10

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Tastes of Summer

Summer is a beautiful time for entertaining, but in the current recession, we’re all trying to save a few pennies any way we can. This doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice delicious treats for our guests, though. Behold 10 of our favorite summer side recipes – all for under $10!

Tastes of Summer

Thai Sweet and Spicy Broccoli


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon Thai Kitchen® Sweet Red Chili Sauce ($4.29 for 10 oz. bottle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in hot wok or large skillet on medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add broccoli; stir-fry until bright green. Add water; cover tightly. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  2. Add Sweet Red Chili Sauce and salt; toss to coat well. Serve warm, at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.

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