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. Easy Vegetable Soup
Our Easy Vegetable Soup is ideal for a cozy night in!! It is comforting and easy-to-make, and promises to keep you warm and satisfied during the winter months. This bowl of soup has your every day hearty vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and celery, along with the rich flavors of fire-roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans.
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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. 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.
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.
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.
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?
9. Grilled Zucchini
It’s summer, that means it’s time to fire up the grill. And have we found the perfect side dish for the season, Grilled Zucchini!
Your favorite summer squash has never been more delicious. A little bit of seasoning is all it takes, then let your grill work its magic.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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!).
15. Chakalaka (South African Vegetable Dish)
Chakalaka! If your grilled meats need a new sidekick, this famous South African vegetable dish is the answer!
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!
17. Cherry Tomato Confit
Celebrate summer’s bounty with this amazing Cherry Tomato Confit. It’s so easy to make and is amazingly versatile.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
29. Fried Green Tomatoes
If you’re from the South, these Fried Green Tomatoesare a must in the summertime!
Well seasoned and super crispy on the outside, with a tender and succulent inside, they’re perfect as an appetizer or side dish, or even just an anytime snack.
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
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.
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…
33. Creole Coleslaw
This creamy Creole Coleslaw is a great variation on that classic potluck side dish. Your traditional slaw gets a zippy upgrade.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This easy Ratatouille recipe stars a variety of fresh summer veggies. It’s a classic French stew that’s perfect for a meatless dinner, or as a side dish.
42. Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)
Our Melitzanosalata recipe is going to be the new star of your dip spread. Creamy, smoky roasted eggplant along with a good dousing of good old EVOO and a few other flavor enhancers.
This Greek Eggplant Dip is so super simple, yet the end result is too good. All you need is a big pile of pitas to scoop it up.
43. Roasted Broccoli
This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is going to boost your side dish game big time! It’s tender and perfectly seasoned, and that little bit of caramelization takes it over the top.
44. Steak Fries
These easy baked Steak Fries are a breeze to make, and go with just about anything. They may be the perfect side dish.
You’ll love these tasty potato wedges, which are perfectly seasoned, then baked to crispy perfection.
45. 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.
46. Greek Salad (Horiatiki)
This traditional Greek Salad recipe, known to the locals as Horiatiki, is one of our summertime favorites!
Crisp cucumbers, sweet cherry tomatoes, red onions, briny olives and capers, creamy feta, and a simple herb dressing. That’s all it takes. And the results are top notch.
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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