20 Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes

Try one of these healthy vegetable side dishes for your next meal or gathering. It’s easy to make and it will add color to your dinner plate.

healthy vegetable side dishes
Try one of these healthy vegetable side dishes for your next meal or gathering. It’s easy to make and it will add some color to your dinner plate. #healthyvegetablesidedishes #sidedishrecipes #healthysidedishes

20 Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes

When it comes to eating healthy, you don’t have to feel any guilt about piling your plate high with these healthy vegetable side dishes! They are perfect for any meal and are so easy to make! I find they are perfect for my family and they also work great for any pot luck or barbecue.

In the past, I would dread when I got assigned a side dish for a family gathering. I would opt for a bagged salad from the store that just wasn’t that exciting. I try to get vegetables into our diet as much as possible so I began my search for some healthy side dish options. Not only did I find there are a ton of options out there, I was able to put together a top 20 list of healthy and delicious side dish recipes.

All of these healthy vegetable side dishes are packed with so much flavor and they’re the kind of recipes you’ll reach for over and over again. Here are 20 healthy vegetable side dishes for whenever you need a little extra something to go with your meal.

1. Italian Pasta Salad

Full of beautiful color, this Italian Pasta Salad is from healthyseasonalrecipes.

2. Easy Roasted Root Vegetables

Easy Roasted Root Vegetables is one of the simplest healthy vegetable side dishes there is from playpartyplan.

roasted root vegetables

3. Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Grab yourself an air fryer and try these Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts  from how2doketo.

4. Bake Avocado Fries

Baked Avocado Fries can be made gluten free by substituting the bread crumbs from inthekidskitchen.

baked avocado fries

5. Easiest Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots

Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots from thesoccermomblog is one that my kids request often because they kind of taste like candy!

Glazed Ginger Ale Carrots

6. Healthy Guacamole

This list of healthy vegetable side dishes wouldn’t be complete with out this Healthy Guacamole from saltandbaker.

Healthy Guacamole

7. Healthy Five-Minute Arugula Salad

Get this Five-Minute Arugula Salad tossed together quick from thecraftathomefamily.

arugula salad

8. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries from amandascookin uses panko, but you can use ground up pork rinds to make this a keto, gluten free option. Be sure to get yourself an Air Fryer because they can make so many healthy vegetable side dishes!

air fryer zucchini fries

9. Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad from disheswithdad is another one of those oh so colorful and beautiful salads.

Greek ortho pasta

10. Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus from spendwithpennies has the best texture and a little bit of crisp to the tips.

Air Fryer Asparagus

11. Thai Style Cabbage Salad

Add a little heat with this Thai Style Cabbage Salad from smallfarmbiglife.

Thai style cabbage salad

12. Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Garlic Beets

This little bowl of Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Garlic and Beets is packed with flavor from veganicpanic.

13. Air Fryer Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Air Fryer Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is golden and delicious from wholesomemadeeasy.

14. Skillet Corn with Jalapeno

Jazz up that corn with a little heat in this Skillet Corn with Jalapeno from fromvalerieskitchen.

Roasted corn with jalapeno

15. Tomato Basil Salad

Yes I know tomatoes are a fruit, but I had to make this Tomato Basil Salad in my top list for healthy vegetable side dishes from theforkedspoon.

16. Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Apple and Carrot

I will never understand why red cabbage is actually purple in color, but Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Apple & Carrot the the bomb from therisingspoon.

Red Cabbage Coleslaw

17. Roasted Carrots

Another way to make carrots are these Roasted Carrots from thecozycook.

Roasted Carrots

18. Roasted Butternut Squash with Carrots

Roasted Whole Butternut Squash with Rosemary is a sweet and savory dish from diycandy.

19. Air Fryer Jicama Fries with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce

Feel no guilt with these low carb, gluten free and keto Air Fryer Jicama Fries with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce from summeryule.

jicama fries in the air fryer

20. Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Pan Sauce

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Pan Sauce go great with a steak or chicken breast from nourishnutritionblog.

Roasted mushrooms

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