Quick and Easy Side Dishes, Salads & Vegetables

Quick and Easy Side Dishes - a colourful, simple and tasty way to brighten up your dinner table.

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Quick and Easy Side Dishes, Salads & Vegetables - The more creative you get with salads and vegetables, the more fun they can be. Kids respond to colour and freshness and I found that my children would eat more fresh veggies if I made them interesting.

You can dress up a salad by adding nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts - anything goes!) or dried fruits (raisins, cranberry raisins, dates, figs ... I can go on and on), or even fresh fruits or berries.

You'll find salad recipes in this section with fresh fruit and interesting combinations of vegetables. In most cases, a simple lemon and olive oil dressing works for any salad - experiment and see where it takes you!

Recipes for Quick and Easy Side Dishes, Salads & Vegetables:

More Recipes to Compliment Your Quick and Easy Side Dishes

Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter Sauce
If you have ever asked how to cook asparagus without losing the flavor, try this amazing Baked Asparagus with balsamic-spiked butter sauce!

Avocado Salad Recipe
A favorite at our home, accompanied by crackers, veggie sticks, or spread on bread, this avocado dip has the prettiest shade of green you've ever seen!

Baked Camembert Cheese
Baked Camembert Cheese is such a simple way to WOW your dinner guests!

Baked Potato Wedges
Crispy baked potato wedges with spicy curry flavor and a honey-mustard dipping sauce – DELISH!

Bean & Cauliflower Salad
This is a simple Bean and Cauliflower Salad that is delicious and nutritious and really easy to throw together.

Beet and Pear Salad
This wonderful beet salad can be a classy starter to a festive meal or a light summery lunch!

Purple Beet Salad Recipe with Cabbage and Kohlrabi
Really Simple and Really Yummy – this brightly coloured and delicious Purple Beet Salad Recipe with Cabbage and Kohlrabi is simple to prepare and will be a fresh and tasty side-dish for any meal!

Broccoli Salad Recipe
This Broccoli Salad Recipe is simply delicious and very easy to make!

Broccoli Cauliflower Recipe with Asian Cashew Dressing
This is a wonderful Raw Food vegan Broccoli Cauliflower recipe that is simple and nutritious and simply delicious!

Broccoli Waldorf Salad Recipe
This Broccoli Waldorf Salad Recipe is an interesting take on the classic Waldorf Salad.

Bulgur & Sweet Potato
This Bulgur Sweet Potato recipe is a great side dish that can accompany any meal.

Cold Pasta Salad Recipe
This fabulous cold pasta salad recipe is bursting with wonderful veggies like broccoli, carrot, corn and cabbage – makes a colourful and delicious summer salad.

Roasted Carrot Recipe
Minimum ingredients and maximum flavour in this fabulous Roasted Carrot Recipe!

Easy Cauliflower Recipe
This easy cauliflower recipe is about as simple as food preparation can get. Using this simple cooking technique, vitamins and nutrients are retained and you don't loose any of the flavour in the cooking process – win-win all around!

Marinated Cauliflower Salad
This marinated cauliflower salad is a super side dish - it is simple to prepare and oh-so-tasty.

Cabbage Mushroom Onion Recipe
This is so simple – just three main ingredients – a few minutes on the stove top and that’s the whole deal!

Chickpea Salad
This has got to be the simplest salad-side dish recipe ever and it's packed with protein and flavour!

More Quick and Easy Side Dishes

Curried Rice
This is one of the most simple rice recipes to prepare and Oh, so Yummy!

Greek Salad
Greek Salad is one of many simple & fresh vegetable salad recipes you will find in this section.

Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Dip
AKA Tzatziki Cucumber Dip – delicious, tangy, totally Greek Tzatziki.

Grilled Eggplant and Tahina
Authentically Mediterranean and Totally Delicious! So simple yet so yummy – this Grilled Eggplant Recipe is sure to be a hit!

Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Vegetables! Is there anything easier than throwing sliced veggies on the grill and serving up a wonderful side dish or appetizer of delicious Grilled Veggies!

This is an easy Hummus Recipe – it is quick to prepare and always turns out great.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potato mixed with White Potato, rosemary, garlic and butter and topped with parmesan make for an aromatically delicious twist on the classic mashed spuds!

Jerusalem Kugel Noodle Pudding
This sweet and savoury noodle pudding is also known as "Jerusalem Kugel". The interesting combination of sugar and black pepper makes you want to eat more and more of this typical Sabbath delicacy.

Lemony Greek Rice
One of the best rice side dish recipes out there!

Lentil Salad
This is a lovely lentil salad recipe with delicious root veggies and a wonderful lemon-herb dressing.

Turkish Lentil Bulgur Kofte
This is a wonderful recipe for Turkish Lentil Bulgur Kofte which are delicious, fragrant balls made from lentils and bulgur and served up as finger-food appetizer or even a delicious vegan meal!

Olive Tomato Pate
Oh so easy – this fragrant, garlicky delicious Olive Tomato Pate made with black and green olives and sun-dried tomatoes is wonderful served as a dip or even just spread on a thick slice of bread!

Mushroom Risotto Recipe
A simply delicious vegetarian mushroom risotto recipe made with mushrooms and onions - and a twist - truly delicacy and truly simple to prepare.

Persian Rice Brown Rice Recipe
Based on the traditional Persian rice, this vegetarian version of the aromatic original is a delicious rice side dish recipe.

Pineapple Salsa Recipe Recipe
This is a great Pineapple Salsa Recipe – it is both SIMPLE and DELICIOUS and works well with almost any summer meal!

Lentil Sweet Potato Salad
This delicious salad makes a great side dish or delectable light meal.

Mexican Style Potatoes Corn Recipe
This delicious vegetarian recipe for Potato Corn side dish will fast become a family favourite!

Nili Potatoes
Nili from Arad posted this recipe on my Add a Recipe page.

Easy Potato Recipe w/ Caramelized Onions
This is a rich and tasty Easy Potato Recipe with caramelized onions, seasoned with thyme and balsamic vinegar.

Easy Roast Potato Recipe with Sweet Potatoes
This savoury Roast Potato Recipe with Sweet Potatoes and White Potatoes is elegant and fragrantly delicious.

Mushroom Pate
This deliciously rich Mushroom Pate can be a starter for dinner or even a sandwich filler! It is full of flavour and texture with deceptively few calories.

Pita Vegetable Salad
The bright colours and fresh flavours of this easy vegetable salad recipe will impress your family and friends.

Quinoa, Corn & Avocado Salad
This simple Quinoa (kinwa) corn and avocado salad is bursting with protein, nutrients and lots and lots of flavour. Try this delicious quinoa salad recipe and you will be hooked forever!

Quinoa Stuffed Grape Leaves
This is a twist on the Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves we had in Greece.

Quinoa Mushroom Bundles
This makes an impressive starter or main dish – I love serving it for company and it really is a simple Quinoa Recipe to put together.

Easy Cauliflower Quinoa Recipe Side Dish
This lovely and easy cauliflower quinoa recipe with quinoa and pine nuts makes a simple and very tasty side dish for any meal… Simply Yummy!

Quinoa Salad
This is more of a suggestion than a quinoa recipe – you can add anything you like to this salad – it will always be great!

Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves
Garlicky and tangy, these Rice Stuffed Grape Leaves can be a great appetizer. Easy to make and delicious as well, this is a great vegetarian recipe.

Spinach Dip Recipe
This Simple Spinach Dip Recipe is a great starter for a meal or can be served with crackers, pita bread or foccacia as an appetizer.

Vegetarian Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
How often have you seen this Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe on restaurant menus and longed to be able to recreate this creamy delicious dip at home – but maybe a tad bit healthier version? Here it is – deliciously yummy and really EASY to make!

Stuffed Vegetables
This is a great recipe for an assortment of Stuffed Vegetables – the Stuffed Figs are a true delicacy!

Summer Salad Recipe
This fresh and simple salad recipe will instantly transport you to the rolling fields of Tuscany

Sweet Potato Appetizer
The sweet potato is so much more than a Thanksgiving mash with marshmallows! This sweet and savoury Sweet Potato appetizer recipe is tangy and garlicky and absolutely delicious!

Sprouted Tabouleh Salad
This wonderful Tabouleh Recipe for Sprouted Tabouleh Salad is fresh and sassy.

Summer Squash Side Dish Recipe
Simple and delicious side dish recipe with summer squash, tomato and peppers.

Sweet Potato Puffs
These simple Sweet Potato Puffs are simple to make yet very impressive to serve.

This is an easy Tahina Recipe with a simple twist that makes this an excellent source of protein.

Three Bean Salad
Three Bean Salad is one of those classic salads served at picnics and family gatherings. The combination of beans makes this a complete protein. And I have added the option of adding cheese to the recipe, which puts a twist on this Great American Calssic.

Bean Salad with Lima Beans and Green Beans
This is a Yummy Bean Salad made with lima (wax) beans, green beans, tomatoes and sweet onion and is a delicious and healthy side dish – or it can be a simple lunch just on its own!

Tomato Potato Dish
This Tomato Potato Dish is a quick and easy side dish recipe which takes just a few minutes to pull together.

Tomato Salsa Salad
I'm not sure if this a salad or a salsa – all I know is that this Tomato Salsa Salad is EASY and delicious and is always a hit at our dinner table!

Vegetable Bulgur Casserole
This is a super-simple dinner casserole packed with nutrients and protein – but don't forget the great flavour!

Wakame Seaweed Salad
Wakame Seaweed Salad is a simple variation on a traditional Japanese salad. It is spicy and tasty with the crunch of fresh vegetables and the aromatic flavours of the Asian kitchen.

Watermelon Salad
This is a simple recipe for an unusual salad - Watermelon Salad is both fresh and refreshing!

Watermelon Cups
Watermelon Cups Salad Appetizer is a refreshing & delicious starter for any summer meal. It is a beautiful presentation and will surely surprise & delight your diners. And it’s EASY!!

Wheat Berry Kale Recipe
This is a simple wheatberry kale recipe for a hearty and delicious Wheat Berry and Kale side dish.

Wheat Berry Lentil Salad
This salad is easy, interesting and delicious. Lentil Wheat Salad is made with black lentils and wheat berries is a delicious source of complete protein

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Mimi Avishai

I'm Mimi (that's me on the Nile River!) and this is my recipe collection. I love to be creative, love to cook and love to entertain. I'm also veggie which means that all of the above gets a bit more complicated – and a lot more fun!

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