You know how it goes. We're all urged to eat a whole lot more vegetables. (I wish they'd say that about waffles.) But if you're like me, sometimes it takes a visual boost to get your mouth in the mood for plant-based food. And so, ladies and gentlemen, here are 14 top-rated vegetable dishes that qualify as eye candy from the produce aisle. But their rave reviews also prove that they taste as good as they look.

Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

"Wow! My recently-turned-vegetarian boyfriend said this was one of the best things he's ever eaten. I was pretty blown away by its deliciousness, too." -- Mizzy cat

Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
Photo by Linda

Calabacitas Guisada (Stewed Mexican Zucchini)

"This dish is way too easy for how good it is." -- Janette

'Calabacitas Guisada' (Stewed Mexican Zucchini)
Photo by Cookies

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

"This is as good as acorn squash gets. Who knew the skin was edible?" -- poshlynne

closeup of wedges of golden brown roasted squash
Photo by mj
| Credit: mj

Butter-Roasted Cauliflower

"I have a confession...I ate the whole thing myself!" -- Baking Nana

roasted cauliflower florets on a square white plate
Photo by Baking Nana
| Credit: Baking Nana

Byrdhouse Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

"Most awesome. I ate my portion and wanted everyone else's." -- Sarah Jo

Byrdhouse Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Photo by larkspur
| Credit: larkspur

Tasty Collard Greens

"Its true. I read the reviews and said this is too simple to be in-law-competing kind of good, against Southern women who have been doing this for years, but the greens ARE that good." -- jonesgirl305

Tasty Collard Greens
Photo by Holiday Baker
| Credit: Holiday Baker

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

"Delicious! Trying to get my bf to eat better and this is the first vegetable he's loved." -- Green Witch

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar
Photo by sassyoldlady
| Credit: sassyoldlady

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

"Not sure I can eat corn any other way after trying this." -- Reynardine

Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole
| Credit: Soup Loving Nicole

Beets and Greens

"I thought I hated beets but I was completely wrong." -- Nashville Nosher

Photo by Nashville Nosher

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"Why oh why did I not double this?" -- StableBoy

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Photo by naples34102

Roasted Vegetable Medley

"Outstanding! I have never written a review before and who would have thought it would be over vegetables instead of chocolate!" -- Luv2B8k4Fam

Roasted Vegetable Medley
Photo by danalizen

Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

"Perfect! Just like my Grandmother's." -- runnerk

Photo by island jen

Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

"Wowee this is good. Cooked in oven, single layer of veggies, 425 degrees, 12 minutes total, flip at 6 minutes." -- AbeLincoln

Photo by mommyluvs2cook

Roasted Sage Broccoli

"If my mom had made broccoli like this when I was growing up I actually would have eaten it instead of feeding it to the indiscriminate dog!" -- jjlendvay


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