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Whether you’re making dough from scratch, buying store-bought and using homemade toppings, or just calling for delivery (no judgement), pizza is always the answer to the age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” But while we’re happy to fill up on cheese and carbs, sometimes it’s nice to have a little something on the side, too. Presenting 23 of our favorites.

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Kale Caesar Salad

Nothing goes better with a couple of cheesy slices.

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Garlic Bread

Might as well make this meal a full-on carb fest (you can always eat salad tomorrow).

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Citrus, Fennel, and Avocado Salad

We love the contrast of bright citrus with any rich, cheesy dish.

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Greek Wedge Salad

This salad has all the crunch of a classic wedge, but with lighter, Mediterranean flavors (which means more room for pizza).

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Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

We’re of the opinion that roasted brussels sprouts go with everything. Add some Parm and pepper and they’re perfect next to a slice of ‘za.

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Asparagus Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar flavors, with a twist.

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Mozzarella Bites

Cheese lovers, unite.

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Green Monster Salad

Warning: Gaby Dalkin’s basil vinaigrette is addictive.

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Italian Bruschetta Bar

The perfect start to a pizza party with friends.

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Roasted Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Spears

We love how crispy these get in the oven—like breadsticks with extra vitamins.

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Broccoli Rabe with Garlic, Parmesan and Lemon

Aka rapini, broccoli’s chic cousin.

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Beet Carpaccio with Burrata

Serve this salad by Aida Mollenkamp with a white pizza for beautifully balanced flavors.

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Gluten-Free Cheese Cauliflower Breadsticks

When you want breadsticks, but don’t want to add more carbs to your meal.

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Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing

This super-clean salad totally mitigates some of our pizza guilt.

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Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Simple and delicious.

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Eggplant Parm Bites

Aren’t these the cutest?

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Crispy Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes seem intimidating, but they’re actually deceptively easy to make...and so impressive.

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Prosciutto Fig Salad Board

This fancy looking salad only takes about ten minutes to make. (But we won’t tell. Promise.)

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Berry Caprese Salad

We love this twist on the classic caprese by Maria Lichty.

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Lemony Shaved Asparagus Salad

Bright, crunchy and colorful.

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Prosciutto Bites

Because what isn’t better when it’s wrapped in prosciutto?

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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli with Balsamic Drizzle

We recommend making a double batch.

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