Looking for new and unique vegetarian side dishes to have with dinner? Here are 20 healthy vegetarian side dishes including roasted vegetables, cold vegetarian side dishes and a few rice pilaf options.

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Looking to add some more vegetables to your menu? Look no further! I’ve assembled 20 healthy vegetarian side dishes recipes to go with your dinner. Vegetables don’t need to be boring and can add some much needed texture, color and flavor to your next dinner.

I’ve included a variety of vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts, a few rice side dishes and cold vegetarian side options too.

What do you serve these with?

There is a variety of main dishes you can serve these vegetarian side dishes with! They’d go great with Cajun Pork Tenderloin to have for dinner tomorrow, Pressure Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken to prepare for meal prep for work lunches or even to have with a sandwich like a Leftover Pulled Pork Cuban Sandwich.

Close up of roasted cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic
Roasted cauliflower with garlic is an easy and tasty low carb and vegan side dish to add to your favorite protein for dinner or meal prep. Roast cauliflower florets in a single layer on a sheet tray to get the best flavor and color!
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Close up of roasted cauliflower
Roasted zucchini with balsamic and halzenuts on a blue plate
Roasted Zucchini with Balsamic and Hazelnuts
Zucchini roasted in the oven and then topped with balsamic vinegar and hazelnuts is an easy dinner side for your favorite protein. When zucchini is baked in the oven, it becomes caramelized and never soggy pairing perfectly with tangy balsamic vinegar and crunchy hazelnuts.
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Close up of roasted zucchini and hazelnuts
One piece of corn on the cob next to butter and salt.
3 Minute Corn on the Cob
Three minute corn on the cob is cooked in the microwave with the husk on. This is method allows you to effortlessly cook corn on the cob and easily remove the husk. Perfect summer side dish for one or two people families.
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One piece of corn on the cob next to butter and salt.
A food storage bowl with salad inside.
Brussels Sprouts Meal Prep Salad
If you’re worried about your lunch salad being soggy all week, you need to try this recipe! The shaved raw Brussels Sprouts Meal Prep Salad is an easy make ahead salad for a healthy meal prep.
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One close up of the shredded brussels sprout salad and dressing
Fried rice in a brown bowl with soy sauce and chopsticks in the background
Better Than Takeout Fried Rice
Better than takeout fried rice is the ultimate “use what’s in the fridge” dinner or side dish. Add in any extra chicken, pork or beef plus the odds and ends of vegetables like broccoli or carrots to bulk up the rice into a dinner. This comfort food dish is pretty easy to make with a few standard Asian staples from your pantry. You won’t want the bland and flavorless takeout fried rice after trying this recipe.
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In a small bowl fried rice with chop sticks and soy sauce in the background
oven roasted broccoli close up on a sheet tray
Oven Roasted Broccoli
Roasted broccoli has a lot better texture and flavor than steamed or boiled broccoli. Roasting the broccoli on sheet trays gives a great caramelized flavor and crispy texture.
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oven roasted broccoli close up on a sheet tray
Close up of roasted brussel sprouts on a sheet tray with a wooden spoon
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Oven roasted brussel sprout with balsamic glaze is an easy fall vegetarian side dish. Perfect as a simple and cheap side dish for Thanksgiving or any dinner party.
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Roasted brussel sprouts on a plate, drizzled with balsamic glaze. A fork is on the plate and a wood spoon is in the frame.
Bad Boy Bombay Aloo Recipe
This seriously bad boy bombay aloo recipe is not only intensely delicious but it’s made in under 30 minutes and is perfect for almost every occasion!
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Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
This quick and easy Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower is made by steaming garlic and cauliflower inside a pressure cooker, and then preparing them to mimic mashed potatoes.
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Whole roasted carrots with pistachio herb relish
Whole roasted carrots recipe with pistachio herb relish! These simple oven roasted carrots will be your new favorite healthy side dish. Everyone at your table will devour these!
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Sauteed Green Beans And Mushrooms
This is a delicious and crunchy combination of green beans and mushrooms sautéed in olive oil and spiced with red peppers. It makes an excellent side dish for a simple meal at home or a holiday gathering!
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Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw with Apples and Fennel
Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw with Apples and Fennel is a crunchy and addictive cabbage slaw with apples and fennel, tossed in a creamy no mayo coleslaw dressing!
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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash
This Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is a sweet and flavorful winter squash side dish.
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Vegan Collard Greens
These delicious vegan collard greens are simple enough for a weeknight meal but have enough flavor to serve to guests. You can whip up this tasty side dish in less than 30 minutes.
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Roasted Garlic Bread
This oven roasted garlic bread recipe is made with a delicious roasted garlic butter spread over a crusty artisan french loaf for a show stealing side dish that’s perfect with everything – from pasta to soup!
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Instant Pot Mushroom Rice Pilaf
A quick, healthy meal you can make ahead! This Instant Pot Mushroom Rice pilaf is a cozy alternative to boring sandwiches for lunch and is delicious even the next day. A dish the whole family will enjoy!
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes
These crispy smashed potatoes have a crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Just a few simple ingredients is all you need for these delicious potatoes.
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Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf
Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf makes a nice side dish. Rice might seem like an uncreative and plain side dish, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little extra effort you can go from boring rice to delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf.
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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Looking for a healthy and delicious side dish? These Balsamic Roasted Vegetables are incredible! They have so much flavor and are so easy to make!
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Broccoli and Red Cabbage Slaw
This crisp and flavorful broccoli and red cabbage slaw is the perfect make-ahead side dish.
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