Looking for new ways to cook with vegetables ? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve compiled this list of forty easy Vegetable Recipes to boost your repertoire. From fresh appetizers to tasty new sides to hearty meatless mains, these Vegetable Ideas have them all.
Whatever vegetable you have on hand, you’ll find something interesting to cook here. Go beyond the basic steamed veggies and make something new and interesting with your vegetables!
Cook your way through all these great vegetable recipes. Which one will become your new family favorite?
1. Green Beans Almondine
Starting of this list of vegetable recipes… Grean Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy? Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.
Meet Caponata – Sicily’s sweet & tangy cousin to France’s ratatouille. They are kinda similar, though the Sicilian one has loads of more flavor punch.
3. Southern Squash Casserole
This classic yellow Squash Casserole is a great every day side dish for your favorite Southern fare. Easy and delicious, this will be especially popular on your holiday spreads.
Sufferin’ succotash! This classic American side dish goes back centuries. The main ingredients are corn kernels and lima beans, but regional variations include other vegetables and meats such as bacon or corned beef.
5. Vegetable Korma
This is a creamy cashew based curry with a medley of veggies that would pair perfectly with rice or your favorite naan bread.
Try one of the most popular comfort foods out of India and you will be amazed with all the subtle flavors that goes in the making of this vegetable curry.
6. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Decadently delicious… Yes, that head of cauliflower can do that for you. This soup makes you feel like you’re eating a TREAT. Maybe it has something to do with that word “loaded”. Seriously, anything that says loaded has to be good right?
7. Zucchini Carrot Salad
Quick, easy, tasty and nutritious. This spiralized zucchini carrot salad will add a whole new dimension to your salad repertoire.
8. Eggplant Parmensan
Do you like Italian food? Do you like comfort food? This Eggplant Parmesan is the perfect combination of both! There are healthier ways to cook it, but why spoil perfection?
9. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta. They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite.
10. Cauliflower Peas Masala
This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!
11. Pico de Gallo
This pico de gallo is your ultimate fresh salsa. Great as an appetizer with chips or as a condiment to any of your favorite Mexican dinners!
12. Butternut Squash Blossom
This gorgeous Butternut Squash Blossom will be the new star on your holiday spread or at your next get together. Not only will it be the prettiest dish on the table, the flavors are absolutely amazing (psst, it has bacon!).
13. Chakalaka (South African Vegetable Dish)
Chakalaka! If your grilled meats need a new sidekick, this famous South African vegetable dish is the answer!
14. Corn Casserole
This easy 5 ingredient Corn Casserole is a great southern style side dish, and takes next to no effort. It’s especially good on your holiday spreads!
15. Cherry Tomato Confit
Celebrate summer’s bounty with this amazing Cherry Tomato Confit. It’s so easy to make and is amazingly versatile.
16. Mushroom Stroganoff
This mushroom stroganoff is a great meatless twist on the original dish. It’s creamy and delicious and makes great comfort food!
hat to do with all the peaches life gives you when they are in season? Simple… make this Peach Salsa. It’s fresh and sweet, it’s addictively delicious and it’s colorful and pretty to take it to all your summer potlucks and poolside parties.
18. Meaty Cabbage Soup
This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies. Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every time.
19. Aloo Palak
This mild Indian sauté, aloo palak, is a great vegetarian or vegan dinner option. It whips up in about half an hour. If you love curries give this quick dinner a try!
20. Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)
Zaalouk is an amazingly delicious eggplant dish out of Morocco. It’s typically used as a dip or salad, but once you taste it you’ll want to eat it with everything!
21. Balela Salad
Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.
22. Fruity Nutty Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Who knew Brussels Sprouts could be THIS good. Well, ok… we added bacon, candied pecans, craisins, apples, onions and goat cheese. Your new holiday go-to!
23. Cherry Tomato Gratin
This Cherry Tomato gratin is the newest star on your appetizer spread. It’s the perfect combination of easy, tasty and pretty. You’ll want to gobble it up before the guests arrive!
24. Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
These colorful Stuffed Peppers are packed with your favorite Mediterranean flavors like feta cheese, kalamata olives and pine nuts. Impress your guests with these fancy treats… but don’t tell them how easy they are!
25. Tomato Cucumber Raita
This traditional Indian dip will cool your palette when you are eating those spicy tikkas and curries. Then again, you just might like it so much that you make it your go-to summer cool-down dish.
26.Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto
Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing
27. Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet
If your breakfast table needs sprucing up, try this fresh and exciting breakfast skillet. It’s tasty, packed with veggie power and it’s even keto friendly.
Moutabal is a classic Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Creamy roasted eggplant enhanced with lemon juice, yogurt, tahini and a good dousing of olive oil. This one is a great addition to your appetizer spread…
29. Creole Coleslaw
This creamy Creole Coleslaw is a great variation on that classic potluck side dish. Your traditional slaw gets a zippy upgrade.
30. Thanksgiving Kale Salad
Last but not least on our list of veggie recipes is our Thanksgiving kale salad. The wide array of flavors combine for a salad that tastes as beautiful as it looks. You’ll be coming back to this one year round!
31. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
These golden yellow Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash are a beauty to the eyes. These gorgeous veggie bowls with their scalloped, caramelized edges are stuffed with the most delicious sausage stuffing…
32. Pipirrana (Spanish Summer Salad)
Here to celebrate tomato season this summer is a tribute to all those luscious summer tomatoes, ripening on the vines in warm sunshine. Mixed with just a few more cool crunchies, and you have yet another colorful popular traditional dish, pipirrana, all the way from the south of Spain.
33. Brussels Sprouts Mac & Cheese
This is a brilliant way to sneak some veggies into your food… Brussels Sprouts with Mac & Cheese. The flavors somehow mingle so great with each other. Have this cheesy gooey dinner ready in 30 minutes.
34. Garlic Butter Mushrooms and Cauliflower
Just because it’s a side dish, doesn’t mean it isn’t as good as the main dish. This garlic butter mushrooms and cauliflower recipe is full of vegetables, easy to make, and filled with garlicky-buttery flavors and goodness.
35. Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia)
Greek green beans, properly known as fasolakia, make a tasty dish out of fresh green beans braised in extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, and herbs. It works great in a large size as a main course meal, or as a side dish to accompany something else.
36. Corn and Zucchini Chowder
If you’ve never used zucchini in a chowder before, you’re missing out! It uses corn that’s light and fresh, as well as, of course, zucchini! The two vegetables pair very well, and they are a match made for each other.
37. Ravioli with Tomatoes Asparagus Garlic and Herbs
This four cheese ravioli with tomatoes, asparagus, garlic, and herbs is paired with fresh vegetables and coated in a buttery garlic herb sauce, balsamic vinegar, walnuts, and perfect parmesan.
38. Thai Butternut Squash Soup
Now don’t you want to slurp this deliciousness away in no time? It’s gorgeous and delicious. This creamy, coconut milk based Thai inspired soup is the way to go if you like squash and Thai food. Top it with crunchy peanuts and fresh cilantro and you have one cozy bowl to cuddle up to.
39. Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots
These roasted brown butter honey garlic carrots feature and amazing depth of flavor. They might become your new favorite side dish!
40. Ultimate Vegetable Pizza
If you’re vegetarian, or if you just want something lighter, we’ve got you covered! This ultimate veggie pizza is bursting with flavor, and it has cherry tomatoes, artichokes, bell peppers, olives, red onions, and baby spinach.
There you have it, forty easy and delicious vegetable recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.
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- 1 green beans
- 3 shallots, halved and sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup almond, slivered or sliced
- 1-2 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 3 Tbsp butter, divided
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Set a large bowl of ice water nearby. Add green beans into boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and immediately put them in the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain them once cooled off.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium high heat and add in slivered almonds. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Plate them out.
- In the same skillet, add in 2 more tablespoons of butter and sauté sliced shallots and garlic for 5-6 minutes, until they start turning brown. Add in green beans and cook for a minute, or until they warm back up again.
- Stir in lemon juice and season green beans with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer the beans to serving platter. Top with toasted almond slivers and fresh lemon zest. Serve immediately
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