Looking for the best green vegetable side dishes? I prepared a list of 27 of one of the best side dishes you can prepare in the air fryer, skillet, or oven. I picked different variations and used different ingredients so you can choose the recipes that will fit your needs better.
When you start cooking, you should focus most of your attention on the taste of the dishes. After figuring out how to make your food taste good, you start playing and experimenting with the color combinations on your plate.
Today, I will share with you some good ideas for green vegetable side dishes that you can prepare and serve near a piece of meat or fish. No matter what word you have for the main, these side dishes will look amazing near them.
Let’s get started!
1. Frozen Asparagus in Air Fryer
This asparagus recipe comes excellent if you’re limited on time and have some frozen asparagus in your freezer. You can have them ready to serve on the table in just 15 minutes. And the best part is that you can experiment with the added spices and make the recipe exactly how your family prefers.
2. Frozen Green Beans in Air Fryer
Another great green side dish that you can keep in the freezer, and when needed, start cooking it directly from the frozen in your air fryer. It will save you soo much time. The green beans in the air fryer will go well with almost any type of meat or fish you plan to serve.
3. Spicy Broccoli in Air Fryer
Are you a big lover of broccoli? Have you tried making them in the air fryer and adding a note of spiciness over them? This recipe of spicy broccoli will have a similar taste to the oven-roasted ones, but by making them in the air fryer, you will have the broccoli ready to put on your table in less than 10 minutes. How cool is that?
4. Zucchini Chips with Parmesan and Garlic
If you need a crispier texture from your side dish, consider serving your meat or fish near some delicious and crispy zucchini chips that are topped with shredded parmesan and garlic. Also, don’t forget to experiment with different spices and make these zucchini chips exactly to your liking.
5. Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Garlic
If you don’t have an air fryer under your hands, you may consider this broccoli recipe roasted in the oven. It is an easy recipe that will require from you only 5 minutes of prep time. The rest of the work will make your oven. If you have parmesan, a few garlic cloves, and a broccoli package, you should try this recipe!
6. Fresh Spinach Salad
Try this recipe if you’re a big fan of spinach salad. All you will need is to cook the spinach in a skillet on the countertop and add some squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest over the spinach. It is an easy but delicious recipe you can have ready in just a few minutes.
7. Garlic Ginger Snow Peas
This ginger snow pea recipe will fit perfectly when you need to serve a delicate and good-looking side dish. This will look awesome when served near a piece of fish or a fine-cut piece of meat. All you will need for this recipe is snow peas and a few spices. You will have it ready in just 10 minutes of your time.
8. Sesame Ginger Green Bean Salad
What can be more greenish than a plate full of green beans? It has a vibrant green color, and as it has a neutral taste, this sesame ginger salad with green beans will go well with almost anything. You can consider serving this salad at room temperature or even cold. Give it a try!
9. Springtime Buttered Beans and Lima Beans
Another great side dish if you plan to make something more different. You will need only a few simple ingredients and 20 minutes of your time to make this beautiful-looking dish.
10. Charred Broccoli Salad
Are you a big lover of broccoli? Then you must give a try to this broccoli salad with dates, almonds, and cheddar cheese. The explosion of tastes and textures will amaze you.
11. Sauteed Spinach Salad
If you have fresh spinach under your hands, you may consider making a sauteed spinach salad from them. All you will need besides the spinach will be a few onions, garlic, olive oil, and a little butter. It is a low-carb and healthy green side dish that you can prepare in less than 10 minutes.
12. Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
Delicious, healthy, and good-looking sugar snap peas side dish. You will need only a few simple seasonings for it and a sliced red onion that will give a sweet taste and an even better looking on the plate because of the contrast of the colors between the snap peas and the red onion.
13. Thai Cucumber Salad with Sesame and Ginger
Are you in love with Thai dishes? Then you should know how simple and tasty this cucumber salad is. It is very light and refreshing. And the best part is that you will have the salad ready in just 5 minutes from start to finish.
14. Crunchy Edamame Salad
Another refreshing green salad made from crunch edamame, snap peas, and cucumbers. In the end, you will need to sprinkle the sesame seeds with rice vinegar and soy sauce. Check the recipe for more tips on how to make this simple and delicious salad.
15. Pea & Edamame Salad
If you like edamame, consider also making this salad. It is a bit more complex than the previous one, as you will need to cook the ingredients, but you will love the result. It is tasty and looks fabulous even though the ingredients are simple and easy to find.
16. Asparagus and Pea Spinach Pesto Quinoa Salad
Another fresh and vibrant green salad made from asparagus, fava beans, peas, and spinach. And everything is tossed in pesto for an extra flavor and greenish color. Check the recipe for more details on it.
17. White Bean Salad with Herb Dressing
Great vegan salad from white beans mixed with spring-green lemon herb dressings, rucola, naan and shallots. If you’re looking for an explosion of freshness, try this salad.
18. Broccoli Edamame Salad
Another bright broccoli salad that is packed with edamame, peanuts, and broccoli. You will have it ready in less than 15 minutes and can serve it with almost anything you like.
19. The Greenest Chopped Salad
Were you looking for the greenest chopped salad? You just found the right recipe. Just imagine a few cups of chopped greens, a green apple, cucumber, edamame, green onions, avocado, broccoli, green grapes, and pistachio. What can be more greenish than that?
20. Spinach salad with ginger dressing
A flavorful spinach salad that is loaded with nutrients and seasoned with a ginger dressing. It is a very versatile dish that goes well with almost any dish. And the best part is that you will need less than 10 minutes to make this salad from start to finish.
21. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Edamame
A low-calorie side dish full of crispy parmesan cheese mixed with garlic. A great combination that you can’t go wrong with. Also, this recipe is made in the oven, so you don’t need any other special kitchen tools. A great green side dish if you are looking for something clean and low in calories.
22. Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
A similar recipe like was the previous one, but in this recipe, we will use brussels sprouts instead of edamame, and for the cooking method, we will use a skillet instead of an oven. You can serve them as is or near a balsamic glaze. Read the entire recipe for more tips on how to make this simple but delicious brussels sprouts recipe.
23. Tik-Tok Green Goddess Salad
If you are watching some of the Tik-Tok videos from time to time, I think you have seen this salad at least a few times in your recommendations. It is a crunchy green salad that went viral for a reason. It is delicious! If you still didn’t try making it, now is the time to give it a try.
24. Lemon Kale Salad
Another great green kale salad mixed with chickpeas and avocado. You should check the original recipe to find a few more suggestions that will give you a few ideas for making this salad more unique and exactly to your taste.
25. Arugula Salad With Shaved Parmesan
Are you looking for a super fresh salad? Consider giving a try to this arugula salad with shaved parmesan over it. To make the salad even better, consider adding an apple, lemon, and onion. Add a few spices over all the ingredients, and your guests or family at the table will be impressed by how good this recipe is.
26. Arugula Salad with Lemon Zest and Parmesan
Another great green salad that has as a base arugula. You will need only six ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time to make this fresh arugula salad that will be a perfect addition to any dinner table.
27. Baby Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Garlic
Are you looking for a restaurant-style green side dish? Try making this baby bok choy with soy sauce and garlic. Read the recipe to find the best tips for preparing this simple and delicious green side-dish.
I hope that you found a green vegetable side dish that will fit perfectly near your main one. I tried to vary them as much as possible the side dishes to give you more options to choose from.