Healthy Spring Side Dishes

Fresh twists for early spring vegetables

Healthy Spring Side Dishes

Healthy Spring Side Dishes

These recipes feature the flavors of the season and will bring a fresh addition to tonight's meal. Try them alongside grilled chicken or broiled fish. The potato wedges are particularly good with a healthy turkey burger.

Sweet Carrots
Here's a flavorful way to dress up carrots without a lot of fuss. Simply steam the good-for-you veggies, then season with butter, brown sugar, vinegar and a sprinkling of chives. The Sweet Carrots are not only colorful, but they taste good, too.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Parmesan Potato Wedges
These Parmesan Potato Wedges are perfect for a family dinner, yet light enough to keep you on your diet.
—Beth Ask, Ulster, Pennsylvania

Italian Rice
Bring a bit of Italy to the table without the usual pasta and sauce. This colorful side Italian Rice dish blends fluffy rice, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers. The amount of garlic can be adjust to fit your personal taste. For me, the more garlic, the better!
—Michelle Armistead, Marlboro, New Jersey

Snappy Green Beans
This streamlined Snappy Green Beans side dish is a great way to serve fresh beans from the garden. It's simple yet looks elegant. With its mild seasonings, it complements most any dish.
—Tammy Neubauer, Ida Grove, Iowa

Balsamic Asparagus
This tasty Balsamic Asparagus is a snap to make with only a small amount of ingredients.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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