When your main course is rich, hold off on heavy sides like gratins or scalloped potatoes. Side dishes should be clean and bright tasting, helping to cut the richness of the main instead of adding to it.
Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes - Whole wheat pearl couscous tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and lemon juice make a vibrant Spring pasta salad that is perfect for lunch, as a side dish, or even to make as a side dish if you are grilling
Cauliflower run through a food processor can make a great gluten-free substitute for couscous. This version from A Thought for Food calls for pinenuts and cranberries, but the flavor options are limitless!