side dish

a serving of a portion of food in addition to the principal food, usually on a separate dish.
the small additional dish used for such food.

1715–25 Unabridged
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side dish
a portion of food served in addition to the main dish

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Example sentences
Half of the participants were also shown an obviously healthful side dish, such
  as three sticks of celery.
Serve as a side dish topped with oyster sauce that has been mixed with a pinch
  of sugar.
For those who prefer to eat meat, small portions served as a side dish rather
  than as the main meal are recommended.
Slaws are usually thought of as a summer side dish, but they also make a good
  stand-in for green salads in the colder months.
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