20 5-Ingredient Side Dishes

Twenty 5 ingredient side dishes that are not only delicious, but are good for you also. Make one this week and bookmark the rest for later!

5-ingredient side dishes- mushroom salad.

Whether you’re planning for the holidays or are simply in need of more easy side dish recipes, look no further! Side dishes are a great way to add variety, flavor, and nutrition to your meals. To help you out this season, I’ve compiled a list of 20 5-ingredient side dishes that are not only delicious, but are good for you also. Make one this week and bookmark them for the holidays!

5-ingredient side dishes- roasted brussels sprouts.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are good sides for kids?

If you introduce it to them young enough, almost any side is good for kids! If you do have picky eaters, try offering them tiny pieces and bites of things to taste, don’t ask them to eat a lot!

What is a good side for dinner?

Sides are a great way to make sure your meal is balanced, so depending on what you’re having, the perfect side will change. If your main dish doesn’t includge any greens, pick something like asparagus or Brussels sprouts. If it’s protein heavy, go with something that includes a variety of veggies.

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20 5-Ingredient Side Dishes

Fresh Mushroom Salad with Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette

4.54 stars average
10 minutes
This easy and fresh mushroom salad is made with bright lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley. 
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Fresh mushroom salad

Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers

4.03 stars average
30 minutes
Roasted Asparagus with Red Peppers is sweet, tender, and melts in your mouth as the flavors caramelize in the oven.
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Roasted asparagus with red peppers

Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes

4.28 stars average
25 minutes
A twist on a classic main dish, this vegetarian side dish of Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes is made with warm spices including cinnamon and allspice.
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Lebanese green beans with tomatoes

Orange, Fennel, and Red Onion Salad

4.50 stars average
10 minutes
Simple, bright, and delicious, this orange, fennel, and red onion salad makes a great side, snack, or appetizer.
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Forkful of orange fennel and red onion salad

Lemon Dill Green Beans

4.50 stars average
17 minutes
An easy and flavorful side dish, these green beans with lemon and dill is the perfect vegetarian side dish to add to any meal.
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lemon dill green beans vertical close up

Spicy Corn Skillet with Garlic and Chilis

5 stars
5 minutes
This 5 minute side dish recipe is jam packed with garlicky flavor and perfect for using up fresh or frozen sweet corn.
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corn skillet having garnish sprinkled onto

Buttered Dill Potatoes

4.75 stars average
30 minutes
Potatoes are steamed until tender then lightly tossed in butter and fresh dill to create this fast and easy side dish recipe.
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buttered dill potatoes

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan

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35 minutes
Roasted cauliflower boasts flavorful parmesan, fresh herbs and seasoning for a mouthwatering bite. An easy, nutritious side dish your family will love.
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Roasted cauliflower parmesan with fork in view

Grilled Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

4.67 stars average
20 minutes
Asparagus is grilled until charred and slightly caramelized then tossed with spicy arugula and creamy goat cheese in this fresh and flavorful summer salad.
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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese and Arugula

Charoset (Apple and Walnut Salad)

5 stars average
5 minutes
Traditionally served on the Passover Seder plate, charoset is an apple and walnut salad made with sweet honey and red wine.
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horizontal charoset bowl

Honey Chipotle Glazed Butternut Squash

4.86 stars average
35 minutes
Roasting this honey chipotle butternut squash until everything caramelizes provides so much flavor and texture, you won't believe what you're eating!
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honey chipotle butternut squash

Step-by-Step Guide to Roasting Brussels Sprouts

5 stars
50 minutes
This step-by-step guide to roasting Brussels sprouts will show you the tips and tricks to tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts every single time!
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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Garlicky Bok Choy

4.34 stars average
10 minutes
Ideal for any greens you have on hand, bok choy is tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce until tender and fragrant. Ready in 5 minutes!
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Fragrant Bok Choy

Asian Chicken Soup with Cabbage

4.39 stars average
20 minutes
This 10-minute Asian chicken cabbage soup recipe is full of classic flavors like fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil. No noodles required!
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Asian Chicken Soup with Cabbage

Greek Spinach Rice

4.78 stars average
20 minutes
Greek Spinach Rice is a 15-minute side dish recipe made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Perfect for serving with roast chicken, grilled lamb or fish.
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Greek Spinach Rice Side Dish Recipe

Farro Caprese Salad

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20 minutes
This hearty caprese grain salad is made with whole grain farro, tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. Ideal for making ahead!
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Farro Caprese Salad Recipe

Vegan Roasted Garlic Hummus Mashed Potatoes

5 stars average
25 minutes
Made with just three simple ingredients, these vegan roasted garlic hummus mashed potatoes are creamy and delicious. Perfect for entertaining!
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Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Hummus

Little Hasselback Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

5 stars average
35 minutes
The ultimate appetizer or snack recipe, little potatoes are sliced Hasselback style, roasted until golden then drizzled with a lemon-garlic tahini sauce.
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Baby Hasselback Potatoes with Tahini Sauce recipe

Lebanese Rice Pilaf With Vermicelli

4.38 stars average
20 minutes
A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, Lebanese Rice Pilaf is made with vermicelli noodles toasted in clarified (rendered) butter.
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Lebanese rice pilaf 2

Greek Baked Hummus Dip

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30 minutes
An easy five-ingredient appetizer recipe, this Greek-inspired baked hummus dip is loaded with lamb and feta then topped with loads of crunchy veggies.
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Greek Baked Hummus Dip - an easy appetizer recipe
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One response to “20 5-Ingredient Side Dishes”

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    KalynsKitchen

    Thanks for including me, will share!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.