I am getting antsy and need to turn it up in the kitchen. I do not like the feeling of eating the same old same old. So, I discovered these 30+ veggie side dish recipes that should inspire you in the kitchen. They did me! These vegetable dishes pack a big flavor, but are super easy to get on the table.
Most of these recipes are made with ingredients you can find at a local market, farmers’ market, or your very own garden. The spices are probably already in your pantry. While most are perfect for summer meals, they certainly can be prepared year round.
Serving these veggie side dish recipes will have your family excited and eager to eat their veggies! The best part is they round out any meal from chicken to fish to roasts.
30+ Veggie Side Dish Recipes to Inspire You in the Kitchen
Anyone else love butternut squash? Have you ever had Butternut Squash Fries? You will be amazed at the flavor. Best part is, they’re super easy to make in the air fryer.
There is truly nothing better than fresh asparagus. We always make extra to have leftovers for eggs the next day. Making Asparagus in the Instant Pot is no fail every time!
Roasted Rosemary Potatoes is a classic side dish that is a year round go to! So easy to make and so scrumptious
We all know that when food is pretty it just seems to taste better. Right? How pretty is the rainbow in this Roasted Vegetable Medley? So, that means it tastes even better.
Looking for a vegetable side dish that has a kick? Make Buffalo Cauliflower Bites in the air fryer!
Cabbage is a staple in our home. Trying to find recipes to mix things up is always fun. We are loving this one. This Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic will become a family favorite!
Sauteed Broccolini tossed with garlic, pesto, pine nuts and chili is so flavorful and delicious. Serve it with meat or fish.
You all know that tabbouleh is popular in my house. This Tabbouleh recipe uses cauliflower rice and you will love the fresh middle eastern flavors.
I’ve found the secret to cooking Roasted Brussel Sprouts so everyone loves them is to add a little parmesan and get them extra crispy!
Roasted Broccoli is a family favorite. We love to eat it with a baked potato for a meatless meal.
Sheet Pan recipes are so easy and this one for Roasted Carrots, Potatoes and Green Beans is delicious, too!
Crispy Herbed Hasselback Potatoes are impressive for holidays or even weeknights!
We have an abundance of green beans right now, fresh out of the garden. This Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon compliment almost any dish.
Three Bean Salad is not only a great side dish, but as a meal in itself.
Crispy Baked Eggplant is the perfect Italian side dish. Pair it with a salad or pasta.
This Easy Green Bean & Broccoli Stir Fry is perfect as a side dish or even use it as a main dish by adding some chicken!
Looking for a new vegetable to serve? Try Oven Roasted Okra.
These perfectly Baked Brown Sugar Carrots are almost dessert like!
Make this Italian summer side dish in your slow cooker. La Peperonata, bell peppers in a tomato sauce, can be served hot or cold.
Braised Red Cabbage is the perfect accompaniment to a roast, especially roast pork.
Now this is a must make! How delicious does this cheesy Cauliflower Risotto with caramelized leeks sound?
It is always okay in our home to enjoy all the goodness with carbs. These Breaded Mushrooms are a tasty appetizer or side dish.
Have you tried Bok Choy? Pak Choi (Bok Choy) is highly versatile and has a delicious flavor. Saute it with some butter, garlic, and chili flakes.
This one is not only a great side dish, but is delicious as a dip too. This Black Bean Corn Avocado Salad with lime cilantro dressing is a bright, refreshing side salad.
Almost too pretty to eat, this Balsamic Oven Roasted Asparagus recipe is loaded with flavor and topped with tomatoes, cheese, and pesto.
Nothing says summertime like cucumbers and tomatoes. Cucumber Tomato Salad is an old classic that’s a light and flavorful side dish.
You cannot beat Corn on the Cob. It is another summer staple in abundance and so easy to make in the air fryer.
Artichokes can be a vegetable that seems intimidating to most, but making them in the slow cooker is easy! Especially when you add a little garlic.
Sauteed Spinach and Garlic is such a simple side dish, but it sure is delicious!
Tired of the same old french fries? Well, no one really gets tired of fries. But, if you want to swap out potatoes on your plate every once in a while, try these delicious and bright BBQ Beet Fries instead!
Use Yellow Pole Beans from your garden or the farmers’ market to make this salad.
This Creamy and crunchy Broccoli Cranberry Salad is so delicious and is perfect year round.
Do you have any favorite summer side dishes?
I am a home cook that does things my way. In my kitchen, I make breakfast, pack lunches, prepare snacks, and cook dinner. During the week, we eat real food that is homemade, organic, and local. On the weekends we do explore more of our local restaurants. I bake my own bread, juice fresh oranges every other day, and make my own kombucha and other weekly favorites.