7 sensational side dishes

From salads to healthy vegetable fries and more, these easy-to-make side dishes are worth slipping into your weekly meal plan.

By Hannah Terry-Whyte

7 sensational side dishes

Photo: Andrew Grinton

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Make your sides special

If your family is anything like ours, you're always on the look out for new—and healthy—vegetable side dishes. These seven colourful recipes will please kids and adults alike.

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Quinoa, Corn and Lentil Salad

Pronounced "keen-wah," this quinoa and lentil salad with pops of fresh corn and mint is not only a healthy side, the leftovers are great for lunch the next day too.

Get the recipe here: Quinoa, Corn and Lentil Salad

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Zesty Roasted Broccoli

You won't believe how much more tasty broccoli becomes after being roasted. A little bit of salt, pepper and lemon zest does wonders.

Get the recipe here: Zesty Roasted Broccoli

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Cherry Tomato and Chive Guacamole

Okay, so guacamole might seem odd as a stand-alone side dish, but just think of how essential it is when you're cooking up speedy tacos or nachos for dinner.

Get the recipe here: Cherry Tomato and Chive Gaucamole

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Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

This superfood slaw stars carrots—the perennial kids' favourite—alongside craisins, kale and feta cheese. (Feta cheese makes everything better.)

Get the recipe here: Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

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Sweet and Sour Potato Salad

Got a mayonnaise-hater on your hands? This creative potato salad uses pickles, vinegar and a little sugar to create a side dish that will be gobbled up in no time.

Get the recipe here: Sweet and Sour Potato Salad

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Baked Zucchini Fries

Before the heat of summer strikes, fire up the oven to make these baked zucchini fries. The Parmesan cheese and panko make them truly crispy. Use normal bread crumbs if you can't find panko.

Get the recipe here: Baked Zucchini Fries

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Kale Salad with Bacon and Dates

A little sweet, a little salty, a lot green. This showstopper salad has everything going for it.

Get the recipe here: Kale Salad with Bacon and Dates

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More salad recipes

12 super simple salad recipes>
These super tasty salads will tempt even the pickiest of eaters.

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