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.
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.
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.
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!
6. Healthy Guacamole
This list of healthy vegetable side dishes wouldn’t be complete with out this Healthy Guacamole from saltandbaker.
7. Healthy Five-Minute Arugula Salad
Get this Five-Minute Arugula Salad tossed together quick from thecraftathomefamily.
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!
9. Greek Orzo Pasta Salad
Greek Orzo Pasta Salad from disheswithdad is another one of those oh so colorful and beautiful salads.
10. Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Asparagus from spendwithpennies has the best texture and a little bit of crisp to the tips.
11. Thai Style Cabbage Salad
Add a little heat with this Thai Style Cabbage Salad from smallfarmbiglife.
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.
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.
17. Roasted Carrots
Another way to make carrots are these Roasted Carrots from thecozycook.
18. Roasted Butternut Squash with Carrots
Roasted Whole Butternut Squash with Rosemary is a sweet and savory dish from diycandy.
Feel no guilt with these low carb, gluten free and keto Air Fryer Jicama Fries with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce from summeryule.
20. Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Pan Sauce
Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Pan Sauce go great with a steak or chicken breast from nourishnutritionblog.