Spring Side Dish Recipes

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Baked Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
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

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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!
Baked Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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

Chef John's Colcannon

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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.
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Sweet Potato Side Dishes

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Rating: Unrated
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.
Vegetable Side Dishes

Killer Artichokes

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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.
Green Pea Side Dishes

Creamed Peas and New Potatoes

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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.
Vegetable Side Dishes

Radish Revival

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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!
Asparagus Side Dishes

Pan-Fried Asparagus

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

Grilled Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
The special thing about this recipe is that it's so simple. Fresh asparagus with a little oil, salt, and pepper is cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. Enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies.
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Asparagus Side Dishes

Simply Steamed Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
Makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.
Baked Asparagus

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

Rating: Unrated
This garlicky red potato and asparagus dish is easy and delicious served either hot or cold. Rosemary and thyme give it a sophisticated flavor. Try adding a little chopped red pepper, too...yum!

Inspiration and Ideas

Goat Cheese and Arugula over Penne

Rating: Unrated

This is a quick, easy, and elegant dish. Serve as a main course with a good loaf of bread, or as a side dish.