If you’re anything like us, it’s hard to even look at a bell pepper without imagining it hollowed out and stuffed with a mouthwatering combination of beef, seasoned rice and melty cheese. Indeed, stuffed peppers are a main dish we are always down to eat. Deciding what to serve with stuffed peppers, though, isn’t quite as easy. After all, what pairs well with a dish consisting of protein, grains and dairy stuffed into a vegetable? We considered this question carefully and concluded that light veggie sides, salads and soup are the best accompaniments to stuffed peppers. Read on for our favorite such recipes (think: green beans with pistachio vinaigrette, asparagus Caesar salad, and broccoli soup with spinach, cilantro and croutons) and we think you’ll agree.