80 Vegetable Side Dish Recipes {and a Challenge Update}

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80 Healthy Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

As we strive to increase our intake of vegetables during the vegetable eating challenge (and beyond), it becomes necessary to plan out meals and side dishes in a little more detail.

No more adding a token amount of warmed up frozen veggies to our plates as an after thought. No! We are intentionally making vegetables a part of our lives.

In order to help us plan ahead so we can all consume an abundance of delicious veggies, I'm sharing over 60 healthy vegetable side dish recipes today! Yes. 60. No chance of getting bored.

This ought to keep us busy for a while . . .

Happy Veggie Eating!

(Don't forget to give me an update on your veggie challenge this week. I've shared mine at the bottom of this post.)


Image via Keeper of the Home

Salads & Slaw

Veggie Slaw @ Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

Best Summer Slaw with Kale, Brussels, Apples & Almonds @ Keeper of the Home

Grilled Vegetable Salad @ The Organic Kitchen

How to Make a Chef's Salad @ A Delightful Home

Colorful Avocado, Mango, and Lime Summer Salad @ Whole Intentions

Simple and Fresh Tomato Salad @ Keeper of the Home

Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette @ The Organic Kitchen

Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad with Lemon White Balsamic Vinaigrette @ The Organic Kitchen

Fennel and Orange Salad: The Perfect Side Dish @ Here We Are

A Roasted Beet and Watermelon Salad @ My Humble Kitchen

Image via This is So Good

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Cauliflower with Gremolata @ The Organic Kitchen

Oven Roasted Vegetables @ Better with Cake

Roasted Baby Carrots with Honey and Ginger @ The Organic Kitchen

Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus @ My Cultured Palate

Citrus and Thyme Roasted Carrots @ This is So Good

Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts @ This is So Good

Roasted Beets with Greens, Raisins, and Pistachios @ This is So Good

A Simple Guide to Roasting Vegetables @ Traditional Cooking School

How to Roast Tomatoes @ A Delightful Home

Roasted Sweet Potato Purée with Coconut, Orange & Ginger @ And Here We Are

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Fries with Lime and Cilantro @ A Girl Worth Saving

Roasted Pepper & Eggplant Gazpacho (Grain-Free) @ And Here We Are

Easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower (& House Seasoning Recipe) @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Roasted Root Veggies @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Winter Root Veggies & Apples w/ Rosemary & Thyme @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Green Garlic, Brown Butter & Parmesan @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Broccoli w/ Meyer Lemon @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Beets @ Recipes to Nourish

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Carrots @ A Girl Worth Saving

Turmeric Roasted Carrots @ A Happy Healthnut

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries with Harvest Grains @ More then Mundane

Simple Roasted Vegetables @ The Organic Kitchen

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Skillet Vegetables

Spring Asparagus & Fennel Sauté + 31 More Asparagus Recipes @ Recipes to Nourish

Sweet Potato and Apple Puree w/ Streusel Topping @ Recipes to Nourish

Garlicky Green Beans @ My Cultured Palate

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Honey Balsamic Glaze @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Sautéed Cabbage w/ Sour Cream @ Recipes to Nourish

Sautéed Cauliflower Greens & Kale Chiffonade @ Recipes to Nourish

Sautéed Kale with Pasture Butter @ Recipes to Nourish

Avocado Fries With Spicy Dipping Sauce @ The Provision Room

Braised Swiss Chard with Apples @ Dr. Karen S. Lee

Eat Your Greens with Bacon! @ Eat Play Love … More!

Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts @ A Girl Worth Saving

Sassy Sweet Potatoes @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Red Peppers, Zucchini, and Eggs @ My Humble Kitchen

Easy 10 Minute Pan Seared Broccoli @ Don't Waste the Crumbs

Blanched Green Beans @ The Organic Kitchen

greenbeancasserole Image via A Girl Worth Saving

Baked Vegetables and Casseroles

Green Bean Bacon Bundles @ How Sweet Eats

Cauliflower Wings with Sriracha Coconut Glaze @ Dr. Karen S. Lee

Sp-egg-etti Squash Bites @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Baked “Sheepnose” Pimento Peppers with Cheddar Cheese @ Recipes to Nourish

Baked Creamed Spinach @ Carrie Brown

Sweet Potato Rosti @ Loula Natural

The Best Green Bean Casserole @ A Girl Worth Saving

Crispy Zucchini Sticks w/Creamy Avocado Dip @ The Nourishing Home

Remy’s Ratatouille @ My Humble Kitchen

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes @ A Girl Worth Saving

Gratineed Leeks @ Red and Honey

Family Favorite Green Bean Casserole (the Real Food Way) @ Keeper of the Home

Cauliflower Au Gratin Casserole with Bacon and Mustard Greens @ Eat Beautiful

Scalloped Potatoes (Gluten and Dairy Free) @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Mash and Rice Alternatives (and other Misc.)

Mexican Cauli-rice (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Paleo, Primal, SCD-Legal, Vegan Option) @ This is So Good

Making Cauliflower Rice: 3 Different Ways @ And Here We Are

Creamy Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower @ Better with Cake

Three Ingredient Pureed Cauliflower @ The Organic Kitchen

Celery Root Mash @ Recipes to Nourish

Sweet Potato and Feta Mash @ A Delightful Home

Zucchini, Three Ways @ Back to the Book Nutrition

Kefir Pepper Cauliflower Mash @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Summer Staple: Babaganoush! @ And Here We Are

Grilled Eggplant @ The Greenbacks Gal

Pickles and Ferments

Cauliflower Pickles @ Keeper of the Home

Lacto-Fermented Roasted Red Pepper Hummus @ Traditional Cooking School

Kimchi: Korean Sauerkraut @ Traditional Cooking School

Fermented Veggies With A Fun Variation @ The Provision Room

Fermented Salsa @ The Provision Room

A Side of Soup

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Carrot mint Soup @ Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Cream of Potato with Roasted Almond Soup @ Dr. Karen S. Lee

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My Vegetable Challenge Update

I did much better this week that last week! I even snacked on broccoli and green beans today, which made me happy!

I'd love to hear how you did this week.

Link up using the linky below of share in the comments section. You may also keep me updated on your progress via social media, using the hashtag #delightfulveg


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  1. Wow, that’s a LOT of veggies! Thanks for putting together such an extensive list (and for including a few of my own) – definitely pinning and sharing this one! 🙂

  2. I did MUCH better! Adding 2 cups of spinach to my smoothie each morning was a great addition! It didn’t look that pretty, but I couldn’t taste the spinach at all!