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12 easy side dishes you have to try

From our favourite roasted veggies, to lemony greens and a modern take on the baked potato, these savoury side dishes will be the star of your dinner plate.
12 easy side dishes you have to try

Modern baked potato
Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Vegetable-based side dishes

Roasted vegetables

A big platter of roasted vegetables offers everyone's favourites without the need to cook several dishes.

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A big platter of roasted vegetables offers everyone's favourites without the need to cook several dishes.Roasted winter vegetablesPhoto, Andreas Trauttmansdorff.

Modern baked potato

Jazz up the regular 'ol baked potato with some modern ingredients! Sweet potato and pimento peppers join with tradition (you can't forget the sour cream and onions) for an explosion of unforgettable flavours.

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12 easy side dishes you have to tryModern baked potatoPhoto, Roberto Caruso.
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Nutty tomato and spinach stew

A colourful side, packed with healthy veggies, that will brighten your dinner plate and make you forget about those dreary winter blues. 

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Nutty tomato and spinach stewNutty tomato and spinach stewPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Quinoa with wilted spinach

This recipe makes a great packed lunch or a satisfying side dish. For a meat option, try adding sliced chicken.

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This recipe makes a great packed lunch or a satisfying side dish. For a meat option, try adding sliced chicken.Quinoa with wilted spinachPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Swiss chard with lemon and almonds

Start using the abundance of citrus that's hanging around. Add toasted almonds to give this heathy side a bit of crunch.

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12 easy side dishes you have to trySwiss chard with lemon and almondsPhoto, Roberto Caruso.
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Black-eyed peas with feta

Make your meal complete with fresh and fun flavours. The mix of black-eyed peas, lemon and feta is a winning (and outrageously simple) combo we love.

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12 easy side dishes you have to tryBlack-eyed peas with fetaPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Squash and banana mash

Forget regular potatoes and try a colourful new mash-up: bananas and squash!

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12 easy side dishes you have to trySquash and banana mashPhoto, Roberto Caruso.

Coconut cashew rice

Mix and match ingredients to give your sides a bit of life. Rice with lightly toasted coconut and cashews adds an exotic note to dinner.

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12 easy side dishes you have to tryCoconut cashew ricePhoto, Roberto Caruso.
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Roasted beets and their greens

Perfectly roasted beets add bright colour and earthy flavours to any hearty winter meal. 

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12 easy side dishes you have to tryRoasted beets and their greensPhoto, John Cullen

Lemony rapini

Finished in the frying pan and drizzled with lemon and chili-garlic sauce, this dark green side dish is packed with nutrients and a bit of zing.

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Lemony rapiniLemony rapiniPhoto, John Cullen.

Smashed spiced rutabaga

Simple and delicious, this mash gets a hint of spice, making it the perfect complement to our rustic recipe for dill and mushroom steak.  

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Smashed spiced rutabagaSmashed spiced rutabagaPhoto, Erik Putz.
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Crispy roasted potatoes

One of our all-time favourites, potatoes — roasted to golden-crisp perfection. Try our classic recipe below, or these decadent goose-fat roasted potatoes!

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Crispy roasted potatoesCrispy roasted potatoesPhoto, Ryan Szulc.

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