My best recipe for vegetables on the side

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Ottolenghi's roasted pumpkin with chilli yoghurt and coriander sauce

I have made up for a childhood of hating most vegetables in adulthood and loving them in abundance.  In summer I want salads with most meals, and in winter I love cooked vegetables.

My favourite way of eating vegetables in winter is simply oven-roasted mixed vegetables.  Olive oil, garlic (or not), herbs, and salt and then roast them until the outer flesh is slightly caramelised and the inner flesh is nice and soft.

I also like to think of ways to wake up and add flavour to simple vegetables.

As this has become such a popular post, I have decided to keep it updated with more recent recipes for side vegetables.

Roast pumpkin with chilli yoghurt & coriander sauce

See pic above 

The best BLT pasta salad

The best BLT pasta salad

Spinach salad with grilled zucchini, peas, feta & mint

This is the most versatile salad you can get and my favourite to whip up at any braai / BBQ. It goes with meat, chicken and fish and crowd-pleaser.

You will find a collection of all my salads to serve at a BBQ/braai here.

Spinach salad with grilled zucchini, peas, feta & mint recipe

Crispy noodle slaw with soy, honey & ginger dressing

Crispy noodle slaw with a soy, honey & ginger dressing recipe

My best Air Fryer roasted green beans

The best Air Fryer roasted green beans recipe

Roasted broccoli & green bean salad with burrata and lemon

Roasted broccoli, green bean and burrata salad with lemon recipe

Roasted tomatoes with mozzarella and basil

slow roasted tomatoes wth mozzarella and basil

Avocado salad with orange & fennel

a delicious avocado & orange salad recipe with fennel

Crispy roasted new potatoes with miso & chive sour cream

Crispy roasted new potatoes with miso & chive sour cream recipe

Morrocan carrot & fennel salad with sultanas & pistachios

Moroccan carrot & fennel salad with sultanas & pistachios recipe

Nutty black and white rice salad with peppers and raisins and ginger, soy and honey dressing

 Nutty black & white rice salad with peppers & raisins & a ginger, soy & honey dressing recipe

Roasted vegetable Provencal

roasted vegetables provençal

New potato salad with fennel & radish

New potato salad with fennel & radish | DrizzleandDip

The famous and world-best whole roast cauliflower recipe

how to make the very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

Roast sweet potato with coriander dressing and spicy yoghurt

Roast sweet potato wedges with coriander dressing & spicy lime yoghurt | DrizzleandDip.com

Roasted sweet potato with parsley & walnut pesto

Roasted sweet potato with parsley & walnut pesto recipe (vegan)

Esquites – the living best Mexican corn salad

Esquites - the living best mexican corn salad

zucchini linguine with parmesan

zucchini 'linguine' with Parmesan

Asparagus with anchovy butter & Parmesan

asparagus with anchovy butter and Parmesan

Bok choy and mushrooms with miso dressing (flash-cooked)

Flash cooked bok choy and mushrooms with a miso dressing

Sweet potato shoestring fries with garlic & rosemary

purple sweet potato shoestring fries with rosemary and garlic

Jamie Oliver’s crispy zucchini flowers with spicy ricotta & mint

Jamie Olivers crispy zucchini flowers stuffed with spicy ricotta and mint

Oven-roasted sweet potato ‘fries’ with orange salt

Oven roasted sweet potato 'fries' with orange salt

Oven-roasted beetroot (improved recipe) with pistachios and dukkah

roasted beetroot

the best-ever carrots cooked in carrot juice

the best carrots cooked in carrot juice

Broccoli pilaf with pomegranate & almonds

broccoli pilaf

Chermoula aubergines with bulgur & yoghurt

chermoula aubergines with bulgar and yoghurt

Hassleback potatoes with chipotle butter

hasselback potatoes with chipotle butter

peas with salsa verd

peas with salsa verde

Green beans with red onion & Pecorino

green beans with red onion and Pecorino

zucchini shoestring and ribbon fries

zucchini ribbon fries

Roasted aubergines with harissa & garlic

roasted aubergines with harissa and yoghurt

black mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese butter and dill

black mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese butter and dill

creamed onion gratin with blue cheese

creamy onion gratin

green and black bean stir fry with red pepper

bean stir fry

The best roast potatoes

The best ever duck fat roasted potatoes

cauliflower ‘couscous’

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19 Comments

  1. Beautiful post – it has renewed my love for veggies!

  2. Thanks Darling – I love veggies too and always nice to add a little twist. πŸ™‚

  3. Yummm! Those sweet potato fries look too good Samlet. I haven’t seen orange sweet potatoes up here before..I hope I can get my hands on some!

  4. Ally, I have found them in Checkers and they are so yummy, you wont want white sweet potatoes ever again.

  5. broccoli tossed in balsamic vinegar and parmesan is tasty. Just tried it recently and I enjoyed the melding.

  6. Some great ideas here! Although it’s hard to choose, I think the new potato & fennel one is my favourite.

  7. I love roasted veggies! They are so good for you. And who doesn’t love mushroom stuffed with goat cheese? Such a great combination of flavour!
    – Brittany

  8. Thanks so much Brittany πŸ™‚

  9. This is a post that must be shown to all veggie haters! πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you Paola πŸ™‚

  11. Hey take a look at my blog! Love the food and recipes btw! Amazing!! πŸ™‚

  12. Always pleasant to uncover a new site this fantastic! I will be coming back here for sure

  13. Thanks for the kind words Chhaya πŸ™‚

  14. The green and black bean stir fry with red pepper looks amazing! But there are so great dishes to choose from.

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