Side dish Saturdays: Round II

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon (gasp!), side dishes are poised to take the spotlight at many upcoming gatherings. As I did last year, I'd like to run a weekly feature called "Side dish Saturdays," but I need YOUR help!
If you have a favorite vegetarian side dish recipe (salad, rice, vegetables, dip, potatoes, etc.) you'd be willing to share, please send me an email! Make sure to list the ingredients, explain how to make the dish, and tell me a little bit about why you like it. Maybe you even have a memory related to that dish that you'd like to share! Please don't be shy! I'm certainly not a professional, so don't feel like you have to be one to participate. I'd like to gather as many reader contributions as possible. If you have a photo of the dish, please send that too, but don't worry if you don't have one.

I'm going to publish this feature once a week throughout November and December. I hope to hear from many of you in the coming weeks!