Spring Side Dish Recipes

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 4.79 stars
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An Italian side dish special. Simple but full of flavor.
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Instant Pot® Steamed Artichokes

Rating: 4 stars
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
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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

Pan-Fried Asparagus

Rating: 4.61 stars

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