We all know how important it is to get our daily dose of vegetables, so whynot add some variety and flavor to those vegetable dishes? Vegetables are naturally very colorful, and are full of texture; each one possessing its own unique flavor and form. It seems grocers are offering more varieties of vegetables on display these days, giving us plenty of opportunities to explore. Vegetables can be prepared in many ways, including stir-frying, steaming, baking, grilling, and baking. Vegetables can blend wonderfully with sauces, spices, herbs, cheeses, breads and meats. In essence, they go well with almost anything. You can also find plenty of dishes throughout this site that contain vegetables simply by browsing the various recipe categories. I look forward to discovering new tasty vegetable recipes and sharing them with you.
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Asparagus Tahini with Greek Olives is a unique and wonderful asparagus recipe featuring sautéed crisp-tender asparagus spears liberally drizzled with a mildly tart and full-flavored tahini and yogurt sauce, Tahini (also sometimes called sesame paste) freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic and honey. The spears are then topped with sliced kalamata (Greek) olives, giving this vegetable dish the perfect added touch of flavor.
This delicious Au Gratin Potatoes with Crumb Topping recipe makes a great side dish for most any meal. Also often referred to as Scalloped Potatoes or Potatoes Au Gratin, this potato and cheese casserole features thin slices of potatoes baked with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce that whips up on the stove in just minutes. A delicious cheese and bread crumb topping is sprinkled over the top, giving it a delightful cheesy crunch!
This Balsamic Grilled Vegetables recipe features broccoli florets, carrots, asparagus and garlic and snap peas, all of which are marinated in a seasoned balsamic vinegar and olive oil sauce, then cooked to tender-crisp. These vegetables can be cooked in a portable grill, wok, over your outdoor grill or on your stovetop, all producing delicious results. During BBQ season, this is a great way to add a vegetable side dish to your barbequed dish!
Black Bean & Corn Salsa is a vibrant and healthy salsa recipe that tastes delicious with tortilla chips, crostini or other crunchy dipping snacks. While most salsa recipes contain tomatoes and/or tomato sauce, onion and cilantro, this festive salsa recipe combines black beans, kernel corn, tomatoes, red bell pepper, diced green chiles and fresh chopped cilantro, giving it unique and delightful flavor and texture, not to mention vibrant color!
Broccoli Vinaigrette is a tangy and delicious way to prepare broccoli, featuring steamed (or any other cooking method) broccoli florets that are tossed with a light and vibrant sauce that takes just 3 minutes to prepare. This easy sauce is made with diced green onions, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, dry mustard and tarragon, and is quickly whipped up on your stove top, then drizzled over the broccoli.
Broccoli with Hollandaise Sauce can be served as a side dish or as an elegant appetizer for parties and events, and is a delicious way to add flavor and texture to this popular vegetable. The easy Hollandaise Sauce recipe is made with lightly seasoned egg yolks and butter briefly cooked together over low heat, and is flavored with a hint of lemon, giving the perfect complimentary flavor to crisp-tender broccoli florets.
Broccoli with Lemon Cream Sauce has delightful flavor and is a colorful and elegant way to serve broccoli. Broccoli florets are drizzled with a mild and creamy sauce made with whipped cream, sour cream, fresh lemon juice, dry mustard and grated onion. The florets are then lightly sprinkled with paprika and broiled just long enough for the lemon cream sauce to partially brown, giving this vegetable side dish flavor and visual appeal!
Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin (also sometimes referred to as "au gratin") is a delicious way to add cheesy flavor and color to these two popular vegetables. This easy vegetable recipe features cauliflower and broccoli florets baked with a homemade creamy cheddar cheese sauce that becomes hot and bubbly, while the top turns to a beautiful golden brown, giving this broccoli dish a light and tasty crisp.
It's easy to create variety and add some creamy and delicious flavor to a side of cauliflower, simply by serving it with an easy cheese sauce! This photo shows Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce made with white, orange, green and purple cauliflower, which clearly add color and eye appeal, but you can use any colors or only one color if you prefer. This cheese sauce compliments broccoli as well, and only takes a few minutes to prepare!
Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots are the perfect threesome for this cheesy, buttery and crumbly dish! Simply combine some cheddar cheese and butter with your veggies, top them with some buttered cracker crumbs, and pop it in the oven for a short time. This Cheesy Vegetable Casserole recipe nicely accompanies most any meat or seafood dish, or can be enjoyed as a meatless main dish. Kids will enjoy this as well!
Serving a variety of vibrant-colored vegetables can make getting your daily dose of vitamins and fiber a festive experience! Confetti Vegetable Stir-Fry features baby corn, snow peas, broccoli, small red potatoes, carrots, sweet red peppers and a combination of white, orange, green and purple cauliflower. These vibrant vegetables are stir-fried with a sauce made of cooking sherry, soy sauce, scallions, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.
Curry Yogurt Potatoes has a distinct and uniquely delicious flavor that your taste buds will applaud! Inviting new spices and flavors from different cultures is one of the best ways to keep the art of eating adventurous and exciting and make us fall in love with food over and over again. Made with a combination of some commonly used ingredients and a couple Indian flavorings, this potato recipe introduces a fabulous new flavor experience!
This Four Bean Salad recipe has a sweet and tangy flavor, and is a perfect salad to serve at picnics and BBQ's (can last all day with no refrigeration), or as a side dish to any main course anytime. Sliced green and wax beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans (chick peas) along with slivered green bell pepper and green onion (optional, but delicious!), are tossed with a dressing made with a combination of oil, vinegar, sugar and salt.
Here's a quick way to turn green beans into a delightful tangy vegetable side dish! This Garlic & Ginger Green Bean recipe features sliced green beans that are stir-fried with minced garlic and ginger, then cooked with a sauce made with soy sauce, dry sherry (or water), olive or other oil and a dash of sugar until the beans are crisp-tender. The beans are then topped with toasted sesame seeds, giving this dish added flavor and texture.
These Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are as easy to make as they are delicious! Simply cut some Russet potatoes lengthwise to create wedges, toss them in some olive oil, then toss them again with a super easy mixture of parmesan cheese, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper and pop them in the oven for 35-40 minutes, and you've got a fantastic tasting side dish, snack or appetizer!
Green Beans Caesar is an easy green bean recipe that will add tangy flavor and a delightful crispy and cheesy crunch to this popular vegetable side dish. Pulling this dish together is simply a matter of steaming the beans, transferring them to a casserole dish, adding an easy tangy sauce, then topping them with a buttery Parmesan and bread crumb topping. After 15 minutes in the oven, you'll have a tasty new green bean dish all ages will love!
Green beans dress up very nicely with this flavorful Green Beans with Orange & Basil recipe! The beans are first cooked to al dente, then topped with a delicious and creamy sauce made with plain yogurt, fresh (or dried) basil, orange zest and orange juice and a small amount of mayonnaise. For convenience, the sauce can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook the beans.
Grilling corn in its own husk over hot coals has got to be the best way to cook corn. It's simply a matter of trimming off the loose husk leaves from the top, and placing the entire cob wrapped in its own husk on the grill. Even better, you can cook the corn while you're grilling meats. The corn husks have a natural way of protecting the corn from burning, while sealing in all the flavors and natural juices. Crisp, tender and amazingly juicy!
Here's an easy way to prepare some tasty vegetables while you're cooking your main course on the grill! This grilled vegetable recipe features zucchini and yellow squash, but can be made with only zucchini or only yellow squash as well. The squash is combined with herbs, seasonings and Parmesan cheese and cooked over hot coils in individual foil pouches, providing a fun, creative and easy way to serve your guests!
This easy Ham and Cheese Potato Cakes appetizer recipe features mashed potatoes combined with ground (or shredded) ham, shredded cheddar cheese, a little prepared mustard and some salt and pepper to taste. For an added kick, a dash of cayenne pepper and/or some minced or finely diced green onions can also be added for more flavor and texture, if desired. These little potato appetizers are also great served with dips!
Ham and Scalloped Potatoes is an easy casserole recipe that feeds plenty, has fabulous flavor, and is enjoyed by all ages. This scalloped potato recipe features thin slices of potato, bite-size chunks of ham, sliced onions and cheddar cheese. All of these delicious ingredients bake together with a simple milk and flour sauce for about 1 hour, resulting in a wonderful bubbly golden casserole with a beautiful caramelized and crunchy top.
Hash Browns are very easy to make, are a great hot addition to any breakfast, and will provide a good amount of hunger-quenching comfort food for your dollar. There's a trick to making hash browns that are crispy on the outside and light and perfectly cooked on the inside, which this recipe reveals. Hash Browns can be made with Russet potatoes as shown in the above photo, or use any other type of potato you prefer.
Hominy Casserole is a quick and easy skillet recipe that can be put together in just 10 minutes! This creamy and cheesy vegetable casserole is made with hominy (either yellow or white hominy), cheddar cheese, onions, diced green bell peppers and sliced ripe or green olives (photo shows this recipe made with green olives). The olives are optional, but highly recommended, because they add a wonderful complimentary flavor.
Mashed potatoes are always delicious with a little pat of butter, some chives, salt and pepper or perhaps with your favorite gravy or even a cheese sauce - but wait until you try them after adding some horseradish, garlic, cream and milk and a few spices and herbs! The taste of horseradish in this Horseradish Mashed Potato Recipe is subtle, yet offers awakening flavor, giving mashed potatoes a very delightful "zing!"
Indian Spiced Cauliflower is an Indian cauliflower recipe that adds unique flavor and color to this bright yet otherwise colorless vegetable. It can be served hot as a vegetable side dish to various Indian main course recipes or any type of main course, as a healthy snack, or as a cauliflower salad. As a salad, though Indian Spiced Cauliflower can be chilled, it actually doesn't require refrigeration, so it's great for picnics.
Onion Bhajis are an Indian version of traditional onion rings, and are served with an easy yogurt dipping sauce seasoned with some Indian spices. These crispy-fried onion bhajis are made with thinly sliced onions that are coated with a batter made with gram flour (also called besan or chickpea flour), an egg and some Indian spices and herbs. The sliced onions are tossed with the batter and quickly fried until golden and crispy.
Parmesan Broccoli Balls are fun vegetable appetizers with fantastic taste, and are loved by all ages. They have a slightly crispy outer shell, and are chewy and cheesy on the inside, with the added subtle flavor of broccoli and a wonderful blend of other ingredients. Parmesan Broccoli Balls are are made with a simple combination of chopped broccoli flowerets, prepared stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, onions and egg.
If you like Twice-Baked Potatoes, then you'll love this Potato Cheese Casserole! This easy potato casserole recipe features boiled and grated potatoes, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, sliced green onions, sour cream and a little butter, all mixed together and placed in a casserole dish. To top it all off, a delicious buttery seasoned bread crumb topping is sprinkled over the top, turning golden brown and crispy as it bakes.
What could be better as a tasty and fun appetizer or side dish than some crispy potato skins filled with all the right goodies?! These Potato Skins are first baked, then cut into halves. Some of the pulp is removed, then they're then deep-fried until crispy. The crispy potatoes are then seasoned and filled with crumbled bacon, diced green onion and shredded cheddar cheese, then placed under the broiler until the cheese melts. A big hit!
This easy Potatoes Au Gratin recipe features thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce, baked until hot, golden and bubbly. This potato casserole serves as a perfect side dish for meat, poultry and seafood dishes, and is a popular side dish for holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. If you own a vegetable slicer (or mandolin slicing tool), you can whip this dish up in no time!
Red Potato Cups make a finger food great appetizer or snack or even a side dish in place of potato salad. This baby red potato recipe features boiled small red potatoes that have been hallowed out and stuffed with a tangy red potato salad made with diced red potato, fresh herbs, bacon, peas, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar and olive oil. These adorable snacks are small enough to pop in your mouth all at once or can be eaten with a fork.
Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic and Thyme is a fabulous potato recipe you will not want to pass up! Small red potatoes are cut into halves or quarters (depending on their size), then drizzled with olive oil and baked in the oven for about 45 minutes. Once baked, the potatoes are drizzled with a fresh sautéed sauce made with butter, garlic, thyme and parsley. This potato dish beautifully accompanies most any main course.
Looking for a new potato side dish? This healthy Roasted Red Potato with Raita recipe features red potato wedges that are coated with an olive oil and Dijon mustard mixture, then tossed coated with a wonderful combination of herbs. After just 25 minutes in the oven, they are drizzled with a Raita made with plain yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic and lemon juice and topped with crumbled feta cheese and fresh chopped parsley.
This Roasted Root Vegetables recipe is very easy to prepare and produces a vegetable dish with beautiful color and savory flavor! This vegetable dish can be made with any variety of root vegetables and a variety of herbs and seasonings. Shown in this photo are red potatoes, golden potatoes, Russet potatoes, carrots, beets, yams, sweet potatoes, parsnip and cloves of garlic, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
Sliced Baked Potatoes with Herbs are delicious and an attractive way to serve baked potatoes. Potatoes are sliced, seasoned, brushed with melted butter, then sprinkled with a mixture of chopped fresh herbs and baked until tender. A combination of cheddar and Parmesan cheese is then sprinkled over the tops of the potatoes, then the potatoes are returned to the oven for a short time just until the cheeses melt. Elegant!
This Smashed Red Potatoes recipe features small baby red potatoes that have been baked in a hot oven until soft, then coated with some olive oil and gently smashed down. A mixture of melted butter, sautéed garlic and fresh thyme leaves is then drizzled over the tops of the potatoes, seeping into the cracks and openings. The potatoes are then seasoned with some salt and pepper and roasted until brown and crispy.
For those who love the flavor of potato chips but are not particularly fond of the calories, Soy and Sesame Kale Chips are a great healthy and tasty alternative! This healthy and easy snack recipe features kale that is tossed with olive oil and soy sauce, then baked in the oven until they become crunchy. During the last few minutes of cooking, sesame seeds are sprinkled over the tops, giving this healthy snack added flavor and texture.
Crisp-tender, diagonally-sliced carrots taste delightful combined with thinly sliced onions in this simple Sweet and Sour Carrots recipe. In just a few minutes, you can prepare this bright and colorful vegetable side that will accompany most any meat dish. Carrot and onion slices are cooked until crisp-tender, then stir-fried with a sweet and tangy sauce made wtih chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, oil and cornstarch for thickening.
Sweet & Sour Cucumbers are great as an accompaniment to any main course, especially spicy dishes, such as Thai, Indian or Mexican. They can be used in Thai Lettuce Wraps as one of various filler ingredients. Sweet and Sour Cucumbers can also add a "kick" to a turkey, chicken or tuna sandwiches, giving them a nice crunch as well as added flavor. The easy marinade is made using sugar and rice vinegar.
This Twice-Baked Potatoes recipe is truly delicious, and can be made using any type of potato. Potatoes are baked, then the potato meat is removed and mixed with a blend of bacon, green onions, sour cream, butter, milk and cheddar cheese. This mixture is then placed back into the potato cavities, and the potatoes are baked again just long enough to heat the potato mixture and allow the cheese to melt. Outstanding!