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    The 40 BEST Vegetable Recipes

    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?

    The 40 BEST Vegetable Recipes.

    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.

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    2. Caponata

    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.

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    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.

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    4. Succotash

    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.

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    5. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    The Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe is like next-level comfort food at its best!

    It’s so creamy, velvety, and packed full of flavors and textures. Enjoy this veggie-packed delicious soup, which gets ready in just 30 minutes.

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    6. Pasta alla Norma

    Pasta alla Norma is a famous Sicilian dish with a chunky, herb infused eggplant and tomato sauce. And it’s just too good!

    It’s a light, meatless pasta meal, yet the firm, buttery eggplant gives it a heartiness that will keep your appetite satisfied.

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    7. 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.

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    8. 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?

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    9. Zucchini Carrot Salad

    Quick, easy, tasty and nutritious. This spiralized zucchini carrot salad will add a whole new dimension to your salad repertoire.

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    10. 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?

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    11. 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.

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    12. 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!

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    13. 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!

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    14. 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!).

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    15. Chakalaka (South African Vegetable Dish)

    Chakalaka! If your grilled meats need a new sidekick, this famous South African vegetable dish is the answer!

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    16. 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!

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    17. Cherry Tomato Confit 

    Celebrate summer’s bounty with this amazing Cherry Tomato Confit. It’s so easy to make and is amazingly versatile.

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    18. Mushroom Stroganoff

    This mushroom stroganoff is a great meatless twist on the original dish. It’s creamy and delicious and makes great comfort food!

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    19.Peach Salsa

    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.

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    20. 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.

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    21. Roasted Asparagus

    These easy Roasted Asparagus are an essential veggie side dish you need in your repertoire. They’re the perfect accompaniment to your grilled or roasted meats, and they’re so easy!

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    22. Asian Cucumber Salad

    How about some refreshing, crisp and crunchy salad loaded with bold, umami flavors? This Asian Cucumber Salad is a perfect appetizer or side dish for all your Chinese or Thai mains, or just something to munch and cool off on any summer day. 

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    23. 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!

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    24. 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!

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    25. 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.

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    26. 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!

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    27. 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!

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    28. 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!

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    29. 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.

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    30.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

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    31. 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.

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    32. Moutabal

    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…

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    33. Creole Coleslaw

    This creamy Creole Coleslaw is a great variation on that classic potluck side dish. Your traditional slaw gets a zippy upgrade.

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    34. 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!

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    35. 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…

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    36. 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.

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    37. Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

    Palak Paneer, aka Saag Paneer. One of the most famous Vegetarian North Indian curries all over the world. Learn how to make restaurant style Palak Paneer right in your kitchen. It’s so much easier than you would think to make this delicious, finger licking Indian spinach and cottage cheese curry.

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    38. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Mexican Street Corn Salad, AKA Elote Salad, is an easy and tasty side dish that will be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.

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    39. Fall Pasta Salad

    Who says pasta salad is just a summertime potluck thing? Our Fall Pasta Salad is brimming with all the best flavors of autumn.

    Roasted veggies, crisp apples, sweet dried cranberries, and so much more. This is one of those salads where every bite brings a new combination of flavors.

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    40. Creamed Spinach

    This Creamed Spinach is going to be the new star of your side dish spread. It’s creamy, cheesy, and oh so comforting.

    With just a few simple ingredients you can easily whip up this recipe, which is so much better than store bought.

    And the best part is, it goes with so many things. This will be one of the most versatile sides in your repertoire!

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    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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    The 40 BEST Vegetable Recipes

    Need some new ways to cook with veggies? This collection of easy Vegetable Recipes is here to help! Our new favorite is this green beans almondine:


    • 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


      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. Stir in lemon juice and season green beans with salt and pepper to taste.
      5. Transfer the beans to serving platter. Top with toasted almond slivers and fresh lemon zest. Serve immediately


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