Spring Side Dish Recipes

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 4.79 stars
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Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Green Risotto with Fava Beans

Rating: 4.67 stars
58
I can't stress enough how much better this is if it is stirred constantly. If one arm gets tired, switch arms. Taste the rice for doneness before serving. Nothing worse than a plate of crunchy risotto. Try it, and you will find it is well worth it!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Rating: 4.71 stars
628
My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken.

Chef John's Colcannon

Rating: 4.35 stars
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Colcannon is probably my favorite St. Patrick's Day recipe. It combines the lovely, spring-is-finally-here-greenness of kale and leeks with the always alluring comfort of buttery mashed potatoes.

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Rating: 4.61 stars
306
This colorful dish has the perfect blend of sweet and savory. It is simple to prepare and can be served as a side dish, salad, or light meal. Feel free to substitute whatever veggies and herbs you have on hand.

Killer Artichokes

Rating: 4.35 stars
108
These flavorful artichokes with their butter, garlic and shallot taste are sure to please any artichoke fan. I especially like the smokey flavor the grill adds.

Creamed Peas and New Potatoes

Rating: 4.62 stars
114
Just a recipe a local farmer suggested to me to use with his potatoes and peas. I slightly modified it and it's very tasty.

Radish Revival

Rating: 4.43 stars
14
Radishes are typically forgotten as a snack food in the U.S., instead being relegated to being diced up for salads. I recently went to Mexico, where radishes (and peppers) are served as frequently as french fries are in the U.S., and I think it's a lovely food tradition. So here's to a radish revival!

Mushy Peas I

Rating: 4.36 stars
88
Mushy Peas are a great side dish with fried cod or salmon. Note: You can add more liquid (water or cream) depending how mushy you want your peas. Use low fat milk if you're calorie-conscious.

Peas and Pancetta

Rating: 4.39 stars
38
An Italian side dish special. Simple but full of flavor.
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Instant Pot® Steamed Artichokes

Rating: 4 stars
19
Cook these quick, easy, and foolproof steamed artichokes in just minutes in your Instant Pot®! Artichokes are tender and perfect for any vegan meal.

Persian Sabzi Polo (Herb Rice with Fava Beans)

Rating: 4.23 stars
39
This is a Persian dish which I often make for my husband. It will taste much better if you use fresh herbs. It also goes very well with either fish or chicken. Hope you like it.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Green Risotto with Fava Beans
Rating: Unrated
58
"Lovely pale green! Delicious fresh taste." – Rachel Monfredo
Baked Asparagus with Balsamic Butter
Rating: Unrated
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"Yum! My kids actually asked for seconds!" – Tracy M

Pan-Fried Asparagus

Rating: 4.61 stars
1751

This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!