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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

    4.52 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

    3.97 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

    4.27 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

    4.60 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

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    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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    Spicy Corn Skillet with Garlic and Chilis

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    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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    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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    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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    Grilled Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

    5 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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    Honey Chipotle Glazed Butternut Squash

    4.84 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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    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 Cabbage Soup Recipe

    4.38 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 in a bowl

    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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    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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    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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