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Vegetarian vegetable side dish ideas please!

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BlueCowWonders Thu 24-Oct-19 19:48:10

So not eg sprouts with bacon!
I'm out of inspiration with my veg sides - how to make broccoli/ courgettes/ kale a bit more interesting!
Root veg are fine, but need help with greens please.
(I thought there was a thread on this bur can't find it)

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Simonsaysitschristmas Thu 24-Oct-19 21:13:44

I assume you want warm sides? My favourite is tenderstem broccoli pan fried with a bit of chilli and garlic! Cauliflower roasted is lovely (just drizzle in oil and turmeric and then in the oven for 25 mins). I also coat carrots in olive, salt, pepper and honey and then roast for 30 mins.

BlueCowWonders Thu 24-Oct-19 21:17:31

That's 3 new ones already!
Thank you 😊

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MaybeitsMaybelline Thu 24-Oct-19 21:27:41

Frozen peas boiled and lightly massed with a bit of butter or vegan spread and a little mint sauce salt and black pepper.

ColdRainAgain Thu 24-Oct-19 21:40:25

Sprouts and chestnuts (boil sprouts, then flash fry with chestnuts, sprinkle with orange zest).

Kale works like the tenderstem broccoli above.

MissHemsworth Thu 24-Oct-19 22:04:16

Tenderstem broccoli with crushed hazelnuts.
Griddled asparagus with chilli & Parmesan.
Spinach & potatoes with paneer cheese.
Creamed spinach.
Edamame with sesame seeds.
Roasted Mediterranean veg. with garlic, olive oil & oregano.
Corn on the cob with soy sauce & butter.
Celeriac mash.
White bean mash with garlic oil.
French bean 'fries'
Crispy fried courgette slices.
Kale with lemon & chilli.

MrsBertBibby Thu 24-Oct-19 22:08:40

Broccoli, french or similar beans, any other veg you fancy, stir fried with teriyaki sauce, some sweet chilli sauce, maybe even a bit of peanut butter.

Also, braised red cabbage is delicious and freezes well. Make a big pot full, that's side veg for ages. I like the Mildreds recipe, but there are millions to pick from.

NumberblockNo1 Thu 24-Oct-19 22:10:47

Oooh youre making me want ti cook! Ive always anted to roast cauliflower and never known how to. And I love bang bang cauliflower wagamamam do

IceniSky Thu 24-Oct-19 22:17:16

Roasted cauliflower with turmeric and marjoram.

Sauteed green beans with garlic.

Peas cooked in passata and garlic.

Collard greens, veggie stock with raddish and carrots.

Roasted squash and sprouts with pecans, cranberries and maple syrup.

Spiralised courgette with pesto.

Courgette , peppers and onions roasted with oregano and garlic.

Roasted tomatoes in honey and balsamic vinegar.

Spinach sauteed with garlic.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 25-Oct-19 06:03:20

Courgette gratin
Cabbage with caraway

sashh Fri 25-Oct-19 06:16:51

Can you include dairy? Potatoes and parsnips mashed with garlic a bit of ginger and a bit of cream.

Yesterday I had asparagus, cabbage, sprouts and baby corn in a cheese sauce.

Red cabbage steamed with sultanas.

Is this for a roast or Xmas dinner or more generally? If the latter then baby corn, sweet corn, red kidney beans and green beans cooked with rice in coconut milk.

I've done little parcels with one carrot baton, one mange tout, one asparagus, 1 babycorn and tied together with a 'ribbon' of spring onion.

Red salad - radicchio lettuce, orange, beetroot, radishes, tomatoes in a dressing made with orange juice.

|Courgette stuffed with nuts, onion and peppers, can be served in a passatta sauce or on its own, nad can also be made into a main.

BlueCowWonders Fri 25-Oct-19 12:44:53

Yes Sassh to dairy or substitutes but I'm slightly horrified at doing anything with parsnips apart from roasting- the ultimate veg surelyshock grin
I'll definitely be trying the other ideas. Thank you!

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AtleastitsnotMonday Fri 25-Oct-19 15:14:56

I make a really nice cauliflower dish where I blanch the cauli and then pack it tightly in an oven proof dish. Sprinkle finely grated blue cheese and wholemeal breadcrumbs over the top and bake.

sashh Sun 27-Oct-19 02:55:57

Parsnips also make good chips, better still sprinkle with a little parmesan.

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