Are you looking for a veggie-packed side dish to serve with your next meal? You've come to the right place! These best vegetable sides are healthy, easy, and bring a new flavor dimension to your meal.
We've listed 25 of our best vegetable sides that can help you increase your veggie intake and eat healthier. Browse through this list, and take your pick with recipes that show veggies in new ways: from crispy kale chips, slow-baked tomato confit, to roasted broccoli - all vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Hopefully, you will get as excited about veggies as we are - and get inspired to cook them in new ways!
BEST FLAVORFUL VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES
Tomato cucumber onion salad
This tomato cucumber onion salad is a crunchy, refreshing, simple dish that you can enjoy as a starter or as a side dish. Pick your favorite tomatoes, we love Roma tomatoes, a crunchy cucumber, and sweet red onion.
The perfect side dish with curries, stews, and anything with a sauce. It's easy to make in just 10 minutes with a few simple ingredients.
Moroccan carrot salad is a delicious and aromatic recipe with tender boiled carrots, fragrant ground cumin, minced garlic, fresh parsley, and a few other simple ingredients.
Roasted eggplant is an easy, delicious side that complements a variety of main dishes. You can easily use it to make other recipes, such as salads, caponata, and curries.
Roasted artichokes and potatoes
Roasted artichokes are crunchy on the outside, and tender on the inside. The recipe is easy, and the artichoke gets incredibly flavourful this way. We love to cook them together with potatoes to make this recipe one of the best side dishes ever.
Potato salad - no mayo
No mayo in this potato salad, but a fresh and light flavor thanks to the herbs, lemon, and olive oil. It's naturally vegan and thanks to our trick you'll get a super creamy dressing that we are sure you'll love!
Crunchy, aromatic, and delicious, this roasted zucchini recipe is one dish that is easy to prepare and goes well with any meal.
Microwave sweet potato is quick, healthy, and delicious. Eat it as is, as a vibrant vegetable side, or load it with one of our toppings to turn it into a tasty main dish.
Oven-roasted broccoli is so tasty you won't believe it's actual broccoli. Crunchy, lemony, slightly spicy, and with the perfect twist of garlic, they are perfect as a pre-dinner appetizer, snack, or side dish.
This creamy salad recipe has no bacon, mayonnaise, or dairy; we roast the cauliflower florets with olive oil and toss them in a velvety smooth tahini and lemon dressing.
Oven-baked breaded potatoes
They are tasty, crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and seasoned with olive oil, rosemary, and garlic. The toasted breading is so delicious you'll scrape it out of your baking tray.
Tomato confit is the easiest, meltiest, most delicious tomato recipe. Soft, juicy, packed with oregano and garlic aroma.
Tomatoes made this way can elevate any kind of meal; as a juicy side dish, a starter served with toasted bread, or as a topping to a bowl of pasta.
Perfectly crunchy and charred, these grilled asparagus are a wonderful side dish for your vegan barbecue or summer dinner.
A quick and healthy way to prep veggies is by roasting them! Roasted broccoli and cauliflower is a great side dish you can make with almost no effort and a few ingredients for weeknight dinner or the holidays.
Crispy kale chips
Our kale chips in the oven are made with whole leaves of cavolo nero, also known as black kale. For seasoning, we use lemon, garlic, and chili flakes.
In this step-by-step guide, I'll teach you how to make the best caramelized onions with a few simple ingredients. They elevate pasta dishes and main dishes with delightful sweet and sour notes.
Easy tomato bruschetta
Tomato bruschetta is crunchy, juicy, garlicky, and perfect as a crunchy side dish loaded with juicy tomatoes. The recipe is simple, and you can make it in 10 minutes with a few ingredients.
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad
Our shaved Brussels sprout salad is easy to make with just 3 ingredients for the salad, and 4 for a delicious lemon-mustard dressing.
This is a healthy way of serving brussels sprouts, and this salad is perfect for the holidays, or as a side for a delicious everyday dinner.
Oven-roasted bell pepper
A delicious recipe that can be served as an antipasto, a side dish, or can be used as a base for many other recipes like salads and pasta.
In this recipe, we show you the easiest and fastest method to roast, peel, and marinate your bell peppers the Italian way!
Pan-fried artichokes are an easy way to enjoy artichokes as a starter, side dish, or even as a snack in a sandwich.
All you need is a pan and a few simple ingredients to make this delicious artichoke recipe.
Roasted Brussels with maple syrup
Roasted Brussels sprouts with maple syrup are a delicious side for the holidays or with a quick tofu recipe.
Roast them for 30 minutes in the oven, and drizzle with a finger-liking, sweet and tangy maple syrup, and lemon dressing.
Fennel orange salad
Fennel and orange salad is a crunchy, fresh, and light salad to be served as a side dish or as a starter.
The main ingredients are fennel and oranges, but you can add pomegranate seeds or black olives to make it even more delicious.
Red cabbage salad with candied walnuts
This red cabbage slaw is easy, crunchy, and comforting just like a regular slaw, but with the added apples and candied walnuts, you get that irresistible sweet, sour, and nutty crunch that your taste buds love so much.
Sauteed zucchini is the easiest and most versatile of all zucchini recipes because you can eat it on its own. Perfect as a summer and BBQ side.
A wonderful side dish with Asian dishes or Italian mains, this sweet and sour eggplant is ready in just 20 mins on the stovetop.
Easy tomato salad
We combine the tomatoes with thinly sliced onion and basil, then season them with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to make a summer salad with tomatoes. It's tasty, refreshing, nourishing, and the perfect side dish for most meals.
MORE VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES:
- Steamed asparagus
- Easy boiled asparagus
- Air fryer green beans
- Easy air fryer asparagus
- Braised artichokes
- Leftover bread salad "panzanella"
- Or see our best asparagus recipes and list with best artichoke recipes
HOW TO SERVE VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES
These healthy side dishes go well with protein, pasta, and any main dish. Take your pick here for some inspiration:
For many more easy and healthy side dishes make sure to check out our Sides Recipes Page!
25 Best Vegetable Sides
- Pick your favorite vegetable side dish
- Read the recipe for ingredients required
- Make the recipe by following the instructions
- How to store: Most of these vegetable sides keep for 3 days in the refrigerator, best if stored in an airtight container. We usually reheat it in the microwave, but a pan with a dash of water would do too.
- How to reheat: Most of these recipes can be reheated in the microwave, on a pan with a dash of water. Check the individual recipes for full make ahead, reheating and storage instructions.
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