45+ Easy Side Dishes You’ll Love!

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Easy side dishes that everyone loves. From salads and vegetables to rice and spreads, we have them all here for you to check out. Serve these side dishes with a simple meal or for your next gathering. These tried and true recipes are delicious, healthy and easy to make.

Easy side dishes that everyone loves. From salads and vegetables to rice and spreads, we have them all here for you to check out. Serve these side dishes with a simple meal or for your next gathering. These recipes are delicious, healthy and easy to make.


 

Vegetable side dishes

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Oven baked sweet potato fries are crispy, easy to make and delicious. With a few tips and tricks, you can make the best sweet potato fries in oven. Serve as a healthy side or a midday snack.
5 from 6 votes

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Oven baked sweet potato fries are crispy, easy to make and delicious. With a few tips and tricks, you can make the best sweet potato fries in oven.
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Oven baked sweet potato fries are crispy, easy to make and delicious. With a few tips and tricks, you can make the best sweet potato fries in oven.

Eggplant caponata recipe

4.62 from 91 votes

Eggplant Caponata Recipe

Eggplant caponata is an easy recipe that’s full of flavor. This vegetarian eggplant recipe is made with fresh vegetables and is very simple to make. 
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Eggplant caponata is an easy side dish recipe that's full of flavor. This vegetarian eggplant recipe is made with fresh vegetables and is very simple to make.

Mediterranean roasted cauliflower salad

5 from 7 votes

Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted cauliflower salad with Mediterranean spices is so flavorful and easy to make. The cauliflower is seasoned with warm spices and roasted to perfection, then topped with a zesty yogurt dressing, making every bite extra delicious.
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Roasted cauliflower salad with Mediterranean spices is so flavorful and easy to make. The cauliflower is seasoned with warm spices and roasted to perfection, then topped with a zesty yogurt dressing, making every bite extra delicious.

Panzanella (Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad)

Panznella recipe.
5 from 10 votes

Panzanella (Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad)

Learn how to make panzanella salad using a handful of ingredients. Ready in 30 minutes, this panzanella recipe is perfect for hot summer days!
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Panznella recipe.

Grilled Caprese Stuffed Zucchini Boats

grilled caprese stuffed zucchini boats
5 from 10 votes

Grilled Caprese Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Grilled caprese stuffed zucchini boats are easy and delicious. Learn to fill zucchinis with pesto, cheese and tomatoes to make the perfect dish.
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grilled caprese stuffed zucchini boats

Beet Salad Recipe With Feta and Zaatar

5 from 13 votes

Beet Salad Recipe With Feta and Zaatar

This beet salad is colorful and so easy to make. The addition of feta and zaatar makes this salad a delicious choice, perfect for any gathering.
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This beet salad is colorful and so easy to make. The addition of feta and zaatar makes this salad a delicious choice, perfect for any gathering.

Briam – Greek roasted vegetables

5 from 16 votes

Briam Greek Roasted Vegetables

Briam is a Greek roasted vegetables dish cooked in olive oil. This easy and delicious recipe is made with just a few ingredients and is vegan, low carb and gluten free.
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Briam is a Greek roasted vegetables dish cooked in olive oil. This easy and delicious side dish recipe is made with just a few ingredients and is vegan, low carb and gluten free.

Roasted radishes

5 from 16 votes

Roasted Radishes Recipe

Roasted radishes are tender, delicious and perfect for a vegetarian side dish. This 30-minute recipe is easy to follow and will turn you into a radish lover!
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overhead shot of roasted radishes on a white plate on a grey backdrop. Easy side dish.

Grilled asparagus with lemon tahini sauce

4.94 from 15 votes

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Grilled asparagus – ready in just 15 minutes – is an ideal side dish for your summer grilling. Crisp on the outside with a smokey flavor, this tasty recipe is an easy way to add healthy veggies to your barbeque spread.
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Grilled asparagus - ready in just 15 minutes - is an ideal side dish for your summer grilling. Crisp on the outside with a smokey flavor, this tasty recipe is an easy way to add healthy veggies to your barbeque spread.

Quick Pickled Cabbage Recipe

5 from 12 votes

Quick Pickled Cabbage Recipe

This is the only pickled cabbage recipe you need! You'll only need 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this crunchy and tangy condiment. Use it in wraps, sandwiches, bowls and so much more.
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Mediterranean roasted vegetables

4.73 from 29 votes

Mediterranean Oven Roasted Vegetables

Mediterranean style oven roasted vegetables are so simple, yet hearty and delicious. They make for a wonderful side dish that's packed with flavor.
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Mediterranean style oven roasted vegetables are so simple, yet hearty and delicious. They make for a wonderful side dish that's packed with flavor.

Middle Eastern eggplant recipe

4.61 from 41 votes

Middle Eastern Eggplant Recipe

This is a great Middle Eastern eggplant recipe to always keep on hand. Perfectly roasted eggplant is served with a stunning tahini yogurt sauce and pomegranate arils. It's perfect as a side dish or an impressive appetizer!
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This is a great Middle Eastern eggplant recipe to always keep on hand. Perfectly roasted eggplant is served with a stunning tahini yogurt sauce and pomegranate arils. It's perfect as a side dish or an impressive appetizer!

Roasted butternut squash with honey and lemon

Roasted butternut squash.
5 from 8 votes

Best Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Honey and Lemon

Roasted butternut squash makes an elegant side dish for any occasion. Butternut squash cubes are tossed with olive oil and warm spices and roasted until caramelized, then topped with honey, lemon and cilantro.
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front shot of roasted butternut squash with a golden fork.

Mediterranean grilled vegetables

5 from 15 votes

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

Here is an easy Mediterranean grilled vegetables recipe with so much flavor! These grilled vegetables are served with a zesty dressing and make a delicious side dish.
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Here is an easy Mediterranean grilled vegetables recipe with so much flavor! These grilled vegetables are served with a zesty dressing and make a delicious side dish.

Lemon garlic oven roasted brussel sprouts

Roasted brussels sprouts.
5 from 5 votes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe with Garlic and Lemon

This roasted brussel sprouts recipe is easy and ready in 20 minutes. They're crispy and seasoned with lemon and garlic, making a delicious side dish that everyone loves.
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Oven roasted brussel sprouts are easy and ready in 20 minutes. Crispy brussel sprouts roasted in the oven with lemon and garlic make a great side dish.

Fasolakia (Greek green beans)

Fasolakia
5 from 15 votes

Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)

Fasolakia is a Greek green bean recipe that proves that green beans need not be bland. Tender green beans braised in olive oil and tomato make this a mouthwatering vegetarian and gluten free main or side dish.
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Fasolakia is a Greek green bean recipe that proves that green beans need not be bland. Tender green beans braised in olive oil and tomato make this a mouthwatering vegetarian and gluten free main or side dish.

Roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary and pomegranate

5 from 2 votes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary and Pomegranate

Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish. They're made with spices and olive oil, then roasted to perfection until caramelized.
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Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish. They're made with spices and olive oil, then roasted to perfection until caramelized.

Turkish zucchini stew

5 from 11 votes

Turkish Zucchini Stew Recipe

This Turkish zucchini stew is hearty, healthy and so easy to make. It's made in one pot and is ready in just 30 minutes.
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This Turkish zucchini stew is hearty, healthy and so easy to make. It's made in one pot and is ready in just 30 minutes.

Easy ratatouille recipe

5 from 25 votes

Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a hearty and healthy French dish that's packed with flavor. This recipe is made with hearty summer vegetables that you may already have on hand.
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Ratatouille is a hearty and healthy French dish that's packed with flavor. This recipe is made with hearty summer vegetables that you may already have on hand.

Fried eggplant recipe with tomatoes

5 from 12 votes

Fried Eggplant Recipe with Tomatoes

Fried eggplant with tomatoes are the easiest side dish. Fresh eggplant and tomatoes fried to perfection and are topped with crispy garlic.
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Fried eggplant with tomatoes are the easiest side dish. Fresh eggplant and tomatoes fried to perfection and are topped with crispy garlic.

Salads as side dishes

The best Mediterranean salad

4.83 from 29 votes

The Best Mediterranean Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean salad is loaded with fresh vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs. This fresh salad is flavored with a delicious dressing.
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This Mediterranean salad is loaded with fresh vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs. This fresh salad is flavored with a delicious dressing.
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Turkish sumac onion

4.95 from 17 votes

Turkish Sumac Onions Recipe

Turkish sumac onions are ready in 10 minutes and make an ideal companion to a wide variety of dishes. Crispy red onions are marinated with lemon juice, sumac and herbs – all you need to add a lot of bright flavors to any dish!
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Turkish sumac onions are ready in 10 minutes and make an ideal side dish to a wide variety of dishes. Crispy red onions are marinated with lemon juice, sumac and herbs - all you need to add a lot of bright flavors to any dish!

Mediterranean couscous salad

5 from 6 votes

Mediterranean Couscous Salad Recipe

An easy couscous salad packed with Mediterranean flavors. This couscous salad recipe comes together in only 15 minutes and makes an amazing side dish.
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An easy couscous salad packed with Mediterranean flavors. This couscous salad recipe comes together in only 15 minutes and makes an amazing side dish.

Salad Shirazi (Persian cucumber tomato salad)

4.84 from 65 votes

Shirazi Salad (Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad)

Shirazi salad is a Persian cucumber tomato salad that's easy to prepare and packed with flavors. This classic Persian salad can be served with any main dish. 
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Salad Shirazi is a Persian cucumber tomato salad that's easy to prepare and packed with flavors. This classic Persian salad can be served with any main dish.

Tabbouleh salad

4.93 from 13 votes

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Tabouli, also known as tabbouleh, is a beautiful Middle Eastern salad that's very simple to make. Fresh tomatoes, and finely chopped herbs, mixed with bulgur, lemon juice, and olive oil, are the ingredients of this simple yet delicious salad. This salad is ready in 20 minutes.
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Tabouli, also known as tabbouleh, is a beautiful Middle Eastern salad that's very simple to make. Fresh tomatoes, and finely chopped herbs, mixed with bulgur, lemon juice, and olive oil, are the ingredients of this simple yet delicious salad. This salad is ready in 20 minutes.

Mediterranean corn calad

4.93 from 13 votes

Mediterranean Corn Salad Recipe

This Mediterranean corn salad is easy, delicious ready in 10 minutes!. Drizzled with a zesty dressing, this is the perfect summer salad!
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This Mediterranean corn salad is easy, delicious ready in 10 minutes!. Drizzled with a zesty dressing, this is the perfect summer salad!

Cucumber tomato feta salad

cucumber tomato feta salad.
4.70 from 10 votes

Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad

This cucumber tomato feta salad is easy, simple ready in 10 minutes! It's made with just a few ingredients and is perfect for any day!
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This cucumber tomato feta salad is easy, simple ready in 10 minutes! This easy side dish is made with just a few ingredients and is perfect for any day!

Cucumber tomato avocado salad

4.86 from 14 votes

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

This cucumber tomato avocado salad is perfect for any day of the week. This easy and tasty salad comes together in 15 minutes and is full of flavor thanks to sun dried tomatoes and olives. 
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This cucumber tomato avocado salad is perfect for any day of the week. This easy and tasty salad comes together in 15 minutes and is full of flavor thanks to sun dried tomatoes and olives.

Turkish tomato salad Gavurdagi

4.93 from 14 votes

Turkish Tomato Salad Gavurdagi

Turkish tomato salad made with fresh, plump tomatoes, cucumbers and crunchy walnuts is absolutely delicious. Flavored with pomegranate molasses and ready in 15 minutes, this is the perfect side dish.
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Turkish tomato salad made with fresh, plump tomatoes, cucumbers and crunchy walnuts is absolutely delicious. Flavored with pomegranate molasses and ready in 15 minutes, this is the perfect side dish.

Roasted butternut squash salad with burrata and grapes

5 from 4 votes

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Burrata and Grapes

Roasted butternut squash salad is a great fall salad recipe. With burrata, grapes, and a balsamic based vinaigrette, this salad will excite your taste buds!
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Roasted butternut squash salad is a great fall salad recipe. With burrata, grapes, and a balsamic based vinaigrette, this salad will excite your taste buds!

Green goddess salad recipe

5 from 12 votes

Green Goddess Salad Recipe

This viral TikTok green goddess salad is delicious! Ready in 15 minutes, this salad can be served as a side, dip or sandwich topping.
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This viral TikTok green goddess salad is delicious! Ready in 15 minutes, this salad can be served as a side, dip or sandwich topping.

Turkish ezme

4.91 from 33 votes

Turkish Ezme Recipe

Ezme is a classic Turkish sauce, condiment and appetizer that’s usually served on the side of kebabs with some fresh bread. It’s ready in 10 minutes and is so delicious thanks to tomatoes, peppers and herbs.
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Ezme is a classic Turkish sauce, condiment and appetizer that’s usually served on the side of kebabs with some fresh bread. It’s ready in 10 minutes and is so delicious thanks to tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

Turkish white bean salad

White bean salad piyaz.
4.82 from 32 votes

Turkish White Bean Salad

This Turkish white bean salad is ready in just 10 minutes. It's an easy and tasty side dish that pairs nicely with many Mediterranean flavors.
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This Turkish white bean salad is ready in just 10 minutes. It's an easy and tasty side dish that pairs nicely with many Mediterranean flavors.

Mediterranean green bean salad

5 from 16 votes

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad Recipe

Here's a green bean salad recipe with a Mediterranean twist that can be ready in 20 minutes. Topped with crispy shallots and feta, this salad is packed with a lot of bright flavors. This salad keeps well, so it's fine to make it ahead of time.
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overhead shot of green bean salad with tomatoes and walnuts.

Fattoush salad

4.86 from 28 votes

Fattoush Salad Recipe

This authentic Lebanese fattoush salad is a Middle Eastern classic. Fresh chopped salad is flavored with crispy toasted pita and a bright, zesty dressing.
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This authentic Lebanese fattoush salad is a Middle Eastern classic. Fresh chopped salad is flavored with crispy toasted pita and a bright, zesty dressing.

Potato side dishes

Greek potatoes

4.96 from 22 votes

Greek Potatoes Recipe

These Greek potatoes are probably going to be the best roasted potatoes you've ever had. Give roasted potatoes a Mediterranean twist by making them Greek style with garlic, herbs and lots of lemon!
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These Greek potatoes are probably going to be the best roasted potatoes you've ever had. Give roasted potatoes a Mediterranean twist by making them Greek style with garlic, herbs and lots of lemon!

Garlic butter mashed potatoes

4.91 from 11 votes

Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes will be your next go-to side dish. This easy and simple recipe is buttery, creamy and bursting with roasted garlic flavor!
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Garlic Butter Mashed Potatoes will be your next go-to side dish. This easy and simple recipe is buttery, creamy and bursting with roasted garlic flavor!

Batata harra (Lebanese spicy potatoes)

4.88 from 8 votes

Batata Harra (Lebanese Spicy Potatoes)

Batata harra is a spicy Middle Eastern potato side dish. It calls for just a few ingredients and is easy to make. Crispy and tender potatoes are tossed in a spicy garlic and cilantro sauce and finished with a squeeze of lemon.
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Batata harra is a spicy Middle Eastern potato side dish. It calls for just a few ingredients and is easy to make. Crispy and tender potatoes are tossed in a spicy garlic and cilantro sauce and finished with a squeeze of lemon.

Cheesy scalloped potatoes

4.75 from 4 votes

The Best Homemade Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

This cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe is a keeper. It's rich and creamy, with so much flavor and makes any meal so much better!
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This cheesy scalloped potatoes recipe is a keeper. It's rich and creamy, with so much flavor and makes any meal so much better!

Mediterranean potato salad

4.72 from 42 votes

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Mediterranean potato salad is so easy and simple. It’s made with only a few ingredients and is packed with flavor thanks to a homemade zaatar dressing. 
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Mediterranean potato salad is so easy and simple. It's made with only a few ingredients and is packed with flavor thanks to a homemade zaatar dressing.

Rice side dishes

Turkish rice pilaf with orzo

4.79 from 14 votes

Turkish Rice Pilaf with Orzo Recipe

Turkish rice pilaf with orzo is a simple side dish you can serve with almost anything. It calls for only 4 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes. 
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Turkish rice pilaf with orzo is a simple side dish you can serve with almost anything. It calls for only 4 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes.

Turkish bulgur pilaf

bulgur pilaf.
4.71 from 110 votes

Turkish Bulgur Pilaf Recipe

Turkish style bulgur pilaf is a classic hearty and healthy side dish dish that is very easy to make. It’s a great alternative to rice and can be served with many dishes. 
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Turkish style bulgur pilaf is a classic hearty and healthy side dish dish that is very easy to make. It's a great alternative to rice and can be served with many dishes.

Spanakorizo Greek spinach rice recipe

5 from 16 votes

Spanakorizo Greek Spinach Rice Recipe

Spanakorizo is a classic Greek spinach rice that's easy and comforting. You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious vegetarian recipe.
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A pan or Greek spinach rice and a plate with a side of tomatoes and olives.

Persian one pot tomato rice – Dami gojeh farangi

Persian tomato rice dami gojeh farangi.
4.72 from 46 votes

Persian One Pot Tomato Rice – Dami Gojeh Farangi

Persian tomato rice is an easy vegetarian dish full of amazing flavors. This one pot rice recipe uses very few ingredients and can be prepared in no time!
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Persian tomato rice is an easy vegetarian dish full of amazing flavors. This one pot rice recipe uses very few ingredients and can be prepared in no time!

Instant pot brown rice

4.77 from 26 votes

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Instant pot brown rice is easy and absolutely no-fail. It includes less than 5 minutes of preparation and you will end up with delicious and fluffy brown rice every time. 
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Instant pot brown rice is easy and absolutely no-fail. It includes less than 5 minutes of preparation and you will end up with delicious and fluffy brown rice every time.

Greek lemon rice

5 from 6 votes

Greek Lemon Rice Recipe

This Greek lemon rice is ready in 30 minutes. The lemon and garlic add a lot of flavor to this Greek-inspired dish, which can be served on the side or as the main meal!
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This Greek lemon rice is ready in 30 minutes. The lemon and garlic add a lot of flavor to this Greek-inspired dish, which can be served on the side or as the main meal!

Instant pot white rice

5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot White Rice Recipe

Instant pot white rice comes out perfectly every time. Learn how to make white rice in instant pot, the cooking time is only 5 minutes. 

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Instant pot white rice comes out perfectly every time. Learn how to make white rice in instant pot, the cooking time is only 5 minutes.

Persian steamed white rice – Chelow

5 from 32 votes

Persian Steamed White Rice – Chelow

Persian rice is the key element of Persian cuisine. This post will help you master the essential Persian rice with a crispy golden crust, known as tahdig.
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Persian rice is the key element of Persian cuisine. This post will help you master the essential Persian rice with a crispy golden crust, known as tahdig.

Easy Lebanese rice and vermicelli