11 VEGGIE SIDES FOR YOUR NEXT DINNER PARTY

asparagus-tarragon-butter

It’s easy to focus on the main course when entertaining. Most recipes are geared toward the center of a meal, whether it be animal protein or some sort of veggie dish. What about all the wonderful little sides that can create variety and add spice and flare to your meal? We’ve rounded up 12 delicious veggie sides that not only provide nutrients that are important for your health, but also have an excellent balance of color and flavor. Get ready to liven up your dinner parties!

Your friends will be sure to remember this asparagus and tarragon butter side! (via Donna Hay)

shaved-fennel-dill-cucumber-salad

This delicate shaved fennel, dill, and cucumber salad is a perfect starter for a spring dinner party. (via Feasting at Home)

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Mexican style corn on the cob is a great alternative to the classic veggie side. (via The Seaside Baker)

spring-pea-radish-salad

Peas have such a lovely, bright color for spring dishes. Liven them up with radishes and slivered almonds! (via Running with Tweezers)

grilled-potatoes

Potatoes are an easy and filling go-to side. Grill them instead of frying for a healthier option! (via Skinny Taste)

korean-carrot-slaw

This Korean carrot slaw is an Asian inspired side that pairs well with any protein. (via Flickr)

pea-herbed-goat-cheese-tart

Instead of just serving loose veggies as a side, get creative with this pea and goat cheese tart. (via Gourmande in the Kitchen)

winter-salad-citrus-vinaigrette

Pomegranate seeds add a great contrast of color to this pear, pecan, and avocado salad with a citrus vinaigrette. (via Simply Love Food)

crispy-cauliflower

Cauliflower has never been more decadent than when baked with capers, raisins, and breadcrumbs. (via Bon Appetit)

pear-fennel-salad

Pear and crumbled feta combine with fennel in this salad to create a light and complex dish with lots of variety in flavor. (via Love and Lemons)

asparagus-peas-radishes-tarragon

A medley of greens is complemented by radishes in this pea and asparagus side. (via Martha Stewart)

What’s your favorite veggie side to make when entertaining?

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