Spring Side Dish Recipes

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Staff Picks

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 5 stars 3207
Parmesan cheese adds a salty, savory component to sweet, tender asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.

Green Risotto with Fava Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
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!
By DJFoodie

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 626
My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Colcannon

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
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: 4.5 stars 308
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: 4.5 stars 109
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: 4.5 stars 115
New potatoes and fresh peas are simmered in a cream sauce in this simple farmer-inspired recipe.

Radish Revival

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
A simple way to serve fresh radish as a healthy sprig snack.

Mushy Peas I

Rating: 4.5 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.
By Stella

Peas and Pancetta

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
An Italian side dish special. Simple but full of flavor.
By Allrecipes Member

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 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.

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 2534
"Yum! My kids actually asked for seconds!" – Tracy M
Grilled Asparagus
Rating: 4.5 stars 884

Asparagus is grilled with a little oil, salt, and pepper for a simple summer side dish.