This collection of 30+ easy, healthy vegetable side dish recipes will help elevate any meal! Each of these recipes uses simple ingredients that pack in a TON of flavour + nutrition benefits. Everything is vegetarian + gluten-free, with many vegan options.
Looking for some easy vegetable side dishes to serve at your next family gathering or weeknight dinner? You’ve come to the right place!
I’ve rounded up 30+ healthy vegetable side dish recipes from my website for you below. Each of these dishes use minimal ingredients that pack in a TON of flavour – think lots of toasted nuts, fresh herbs, spices, simple sauces, and sprinkles of cheese.
As a dietitian, I hope to show you that eating vegetables can be tasty and fun! There’s no boring or bland vegetables around here – I promise.
All of these recipes are vegetarian and gluten-free, with many vegan options available.
There’s something for everyone – plant-based eaters, meat-eaters, and picky eaters alike. I’d love to know which ones you end up making 🙂
This delicata squash stuffed with quinoa and kale is a delicious vegetarian side dish. Topped with goat cheese, pomegranate, and a simple red wine vinegar dressing, this recipe is packed with nutrients and full of flavour.
These oven-roasted sweet potatoes and carrots are paired with sweet and savoury flavours, like maple syrup, cinnamon, rosemary, and thyme. Recipe requires only 15 minutes of active time – the rest is in the oven!
This easy oven-roasted broccolini (tenderstem broccoli) recipe with crispy kale is a delicious and super simple vegetable side dish. A drizzle of honey after roasting adds the perfect touch of sweetness to the cooked veggies. Ready in just 20 minutes! Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
It couldn’t be easier to make perfectly roasted and tender asparagus with this healthy 6-ingredient recipe. Nutrient-packed asparagus is seasoned with a cheesy vegan pecan parmesan made with nutritional yeast!
This roasted beet and fennel side dish is topped with a simple orange vinaigrette and toasted almonds. It's an easy-to-make and healthy recipe idea that's gluten-free and plant-based (with the exception of honey in the dressing).
This Roasted Broccoli Salad is made with chewy farro, dried cranberries, crumbled feta, and a simple red wine vinegar + oregano salad dressing. It's easy, healthy, and the perfect side to add to your meal!
These honey-roasted Brussels sprouts elevate your standard green vegetable side dish by tossing them in garlic and honey, and pairing them with crumbled blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts. A twist on classic roasted Brussels sprouts, this recipe is delicious, easy to make, and PACKED with flavour.
These Maple-Roasted Carrots are tossed in pure maple syrup and paired with a spicy harissa yogurt sauce, chopped pistachios, lemon zest, and parsley. The sweet and spicy flavours come together beautifully in this easy carrot side dish!
This roasted delicata squash recipe is made with maple syrup, cinnamon, goat cheese, toasted pecans, and thyme. It's sweet, savoury, and packed with so much flavour. An easy, healthy, vegetarian side dish!
This Curry-Roasted Cauliflower is paired with raisins, chopped cashews, and a minty yogurt sauce. The cooling sauce is the perfect contrast to the curry spices and sweetness from the raisins. A fun and delicious way to enjoy a cauliflower side dish!
This recipe for garlic sautéed green beans is tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette for an easy, healthy and incredibly flavorful vegetable side dish. Finish with toasted almonds and fresh herbs. Ready in under 30 minutes!
This easy roasted miso broccoli recipe is SUCH a delicious vegetable side dish. Broccoli is roasted until it's crispy and lightly charred, then tossed in the most luscious, umami-flavoured miso sauce. All you need are 6-ingredients and under 30-minutes to make it!
These oven-roasted sweet potato wedges are paired with the most flavourful and creamy curry tahini dressing! This is such a simple, healthy vegetable side dish to pair with a variety of meals. Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
This recipe for roasted, savoury slices of acorn squash is easy to make, and a nourishing vegetarian side dish. The slices of acorn squash (with the skin on!) are tossed in a garlic-thyme-parmesan cheese seasoning, and baked until lightly browned and fork-tender. The roasted squash is then drizzled with a simple homemade sage butter. Serve hot, and enjoy!
These oven-roasted eggplant (aubergine) halves are paired with a delicious chermoula sauce and a drizzle of honey. It's a simple vegetable side dish recipe that's packed with both sweet and savoury flavours! Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
This oven-roasted bok choy recipe is SUCH a delicious, nutritious vegetable side dish. Bok choy is topped with an Asian-inspired sauce made of sesame, soy, and garlic, then baked until tender and lightly caramelized.
This carrot, parsnip and potato mash recipe is a healthy and vegan vegetable side dish! It's a tasty alternative to classic mashed potatoes. It’s creamy, full of flavour and spices, and uses fiber-rich white russet potatoes.
These Easy & Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes are made with freshly grated parmesan, rosemary, garlic, and lemon zest. They're a fun way to elevate a simple, healthy russet potato side dish – your family or guests will love the shape and flavour of these guys!PS. do not be intimidated by the long cooking time – 60 minutes of this is spent in the oven!
These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are paired with a refreshing yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic. It's an easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!
Oven-roasted radishes are an absolute game-changer. If you don’t love raw radishes, you may be surprised at how sweet and juicy these taste! This simple recipe is the perfect veggie side dish, or a colourful addition to any grain bowl or salad.
These oven-roasted Japanese sweet potato cubes are paired with a delicious miso maple tahini dressing. They're so easy to make, perfect for a comforting and healthy vegetable side dish! Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
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Get the Recipe:30+ Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes, Including Balsamic Roasted Beets
This roasted beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts is simple, healthy, and lightly tossed in a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad or vegetable side dish!
Remove greens, stems, and rough ends of beets. With a vegetable peeler, remove skins and cut into ~1-inch chunks.
In a large bowl, toss beets with olive oil and salt until evenly coated. Spread beets onto lined baking sheet, ensuring space in between each piece. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through. Beets are done once they are fork-tender.
While beets cook, make balsamic dressing by adding ingredients into a small jar and shaking vigorously.
Once beets are cooked, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Transfer beets to a bowl and toss with balsamic dressing. Sprinkle beets with crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, and freshly chopped herbs. Enjoy!
*Recipe will make 4 small servings or 2 large ones. Serve beets alongside your favourite protein, add to grain bowls, or use as a salad topper!*While best enjoyed fresh, leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Reheat in the microwave or enjoy cold! If possible, I would recommend adding the walnuts and goat cheese fresh, right before eating.*Do not let those beet greens go to waste! Simply wash them and use as you would other leafy greens. I love sautéing them in a pan with olive oil, salt, and garlic powder. By doing this, you will get 2 yummy side dishes out of one vegetable 🙂
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
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