7 Vegetable Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Step aside, green peas and corn

Grilled southwestern slaw

Veggies don’t have to be dull. They can (and should!) add texture, flavor, nutrients and a pop of color to any plate.

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And the best news of all? Many of these yummy vegetable recipes can be whipped up in no time.

Asparagus Salad With Lemon and Parmesan

This bright, lemony seasonal salad is best made with farm fresh asparagus. Look for stalks that are bright green with firm tips.

Zesty Carrots, Hot Peppers and Shallot Stir-Fry

Aromatic ginger, garlic and jalapeno pepper make this the perfect side dish to spice up any meal.

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Grilled Southwestern Slaw

Forget what you know about coleslaw. This one is bursting with nutrients, flavor and crunch and takes on a slightly smoky flavor when you put it on the grill (yes, slaw on the grill) for a few minutes.

Crisp Apple-Fennel-Mint Salad With Almonds

Tart Granny Smith apples, sweet fennel bulb and fresh herbs, topped with crunchy almonds and a creamy sweet-and-sour dressing, provide plenty of plant nutrients and good fats.

Red Leaf Lettuce Salad With Tahini Dressing

Time to change up your greens? Red leaf lettuce is a great alternative. But the real star of this recipe is the simple but flavorful tahini dressing.

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Roasted Cauliflower with Savory Red Pepper Sauce

Boiling cauliflower is a crime! Roasting it at high heat brings out its natural sweetness and adds a crispy texture. Here it’s topped with a savory roasted red pepper sauce, almonds and parsley.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Make this cruciferous veggie really shine by sautéing and dressing it lightly with a citrus dressing.

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