8 Awesome Vegetable Side Dishes ...


Vegetable side dishes can be nothing more than basic, boring veggies. Or they can be fantastic dishes, bursting with flavour and interesting in their own right. You'd expect to be served some tasty vegetable sides in a restaurant, wouldn't you? So why not serve them up at home? Here are some awesome veggie side dishes that will make you wish they were the main course …

1. Easy Maple Glazed Baby Carrots

If you're like me, you grew up being fed boring boiled carrots, then here's a recipe to show what an amazing vegetable side dish the humble carrot can provide. It's a very simple recipe, involving nothing more than steaming the baby carrots and coating in a maple glaze.


1 16 ounce bag baby carrots

water for steaming carrots

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tso maple syrup

sea salt and black pepper to taste

dash nutmeg and cinnamon


Steam the carrots until soft, about eight minutes.

In a large skillet, whisk together the vegetable oil and maple syrup over low heat. Add steamed carrots, and sautee for just a minute or two, until heated through, stirring well to coat the carrots with the maple glaze.

Season generously with sea salt (it really will taste better than regular table salt, I promise!) and a dash of black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon to taste.

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