These delicious, healthy Easter side dishes are all easy to make and full of fresh ingredients.
From simple grilled vegetables to exciting salads, we've got some great ideas for your Easter table!
If you're hosting an Easter party, brunch, or dinner - there's a fantastic Easter recipe here for you. Be sure to check out our healthy Easter treats recipe as well!
Because Easter falls during mid-Spring, there is an absolute bevy of wonderful seasonal produce available. From carrots to asparagus to artichokes, the season is awash in fresh flavors. For more spring ideas, see our post on spring salads.
Rainbow Carrot Salad with Quinoa
This gorgeous rainbow carrot salad with quinoa and feta is a warm side salad.
The bright colors and fresh flavors make it a great Easter side dish. It pairs well with chicken, ham, a roast, or pasta. It's ready in 25 minutes (several minutes of which are hands-off time as you're cooking the quinoa).
It makes 4 generous side salad servings and if you're serving several side dishes, it can stretch to serve 6 people.
These delicious roasted radishes are a wonderful side dish. Radishes are sharply flavored but still delicate root vegetables that benefit from being lightly seasoned and roasted.
Use Easter radishes for bright pops of color!
Sautéed Yellow Squash
This simple sautéed yellow squash recipe allows the crisp, fresh flavors of the squash to shine.
The mildly sweet, nutty flavors of the squash are deepened over the heat.
This recipe serves 4 as a side dish, but can easily be scaled up to serve more. It's ready in just a few minutes, making it a great last-minute side.
Artichoke and White Bean Salad
This savory artichoke white bean salad with shaved Brussels sprouts is warm and flavorful.
The crisped roasted artichokes pair beautifully with the warm aromatics, Brussels sprouts, and white beans.
This filling dish serves 4 as a side and can easily be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
Grilled Asparagus Recipe
This easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes.
It's a delicious and classic side dish as asparagus is one of the most loved spring vegetables!
These delicious roasted turnips are a simple, flavorful side dish that's easy to make.
This will be your new favorite way to enjoy turnips - roasting them really brings out the delicate flavor and natural sweetness of the turnips.
Roasted Rainbow Carrots
These delicious honey roasted rainbow carrots are a stunning and tasty side dish.
They pair well with ham, chicken, and lamb.
Roasted Purple Potatoes
These roasted purple potatoes with garlic and herbs are a flavorful and beautiful side dish.
Purple potatoes are so fun to cook with because they keep their vibrant color even after roasting.
The pastel hues will look so beautiful on your Easter table!
This delicious green salad is made with tatsoi, shaved cucumber, and sliced radishes.
It’s topped with hemp hearts, furikake, and a zesty sesame soy ginger dressing.
This unique green salad will add some fun flavors to your meal.
Shaved Asparagus Salad with Quinoa
This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a delicious side dish!
It's topped with a zesty dressing made from orange juice and mustard - it adds a punch of flavor that pairs well with the subtle asparagus and quinoa.
Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe
This healthy, grilled baby bok choy is an easy recipe for a delicious side dish. It has a zesty, savory Asian sauce with a little chili kick.
The best part is, it’s ready in less than 15 minutes!
Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
These delicious parmesan green beans are topped with panko and roasted to perfection.
They're a crispy, savory, and tasty side dish that's ready in less than 30 minutes. The majority of which is hands-off time while the beans are baking in the oven.
Sautéed Garlic Scapes
These delicious garlic scapes are sautéed with a little olive oil, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar.
This is an easy and quick side dish that highlights the flavors of the scapes. Garlic scapes can be a little tricky to find, but if you do get your hands on some, they're well worth sauteing.
Baked Stuffed Artichokes
These delicious baked stuffed artichokes are made with a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, shredded parmesan (or pecorino), herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.
It's a savory combination that pairs perfectly with the grassy flavor of the artichokes.
Roasted Purple Cauliflower
This delicious roasted purple cauliflower recipe is an excellent side dish!
This recipe is as tasty as it is pretty! Purple cauliflower, which grows naturally, tastes the same as regular cauliflower but it's higher in antioxidants.
Crispy Roasted Sunchokes
Roasting sunchokes to crispy perfection is easy to do and requires very little hands-on time!
Sunchokes have a lovely, delicate, and sweet flavor for a root vegetable and taste great when roasted.
Melon Prosciutto Salad
This gorgeous melon prosciutto salad combines cantaloupe, honeydew, mozzarella balls, and prosciutto for a refreshing salad!
This beautiful recipe looks good on any table and is surprisingly easy to make. It takes a few minutes to ball the melons but you'll get the hang of it quickly and assembling the salad is a cinch.
Oven Roasted Root Vegetables
This delicious oven roasted root vegetables recipe is a fantastic, healthy side dish!
You'll love how easy it is to make this delicious side dish.
All the Radishes Salad
This radish salad has four kinds of radishes! The pastel colors really pop! If you love the peppery, crisp flavor of radishes, you've got to try this salad.
The bright flavors of thinly shaved radishes pair beautifully with the mellow olive oil and parmesan cheese.
The Best Green Salad Recipe
This is the best (and my favorite) green salad recipe - it's got crumbled pecorino, crunchy panko, soft butter lettuce, a bright jolt of spring onions.
It's the best green salad because it’s lush, easy to make, and is topped with a deliciously, mustardy dressing.
Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
These delicious, healthy mashed sweet potatoes are a fantastic side dish! They're surprisingly easy to make and are incredibly savory and satisfying.
Roasted Artichoke Hearts
These delicious, crisped roasted artichoke hearts are topped with parmesan cheese. They're a fantastic simple side dish or appetizer for Easter.
They will be gone in minutes because they're seriously so good!
Honey Roasted Baby Carrots
This delicious honey roasted baby carrots recipe is a fantastic, simple side dish. It requires very little hands-on time and results in the tenderest and tastiest carrots.
Healthy Easter Side Dishes
Try one of the most delicious, healthy Easter side dishes - this shaved rainbow carrot and quinoa salad.
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa (red or white)
- ½ pound rainbow carrots
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced or grated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 2 ounces crumbly feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
- While the quinoa is cooking, peel the carrots and then use a Y-peeler or mandolin to slice the carrots into long, thin strips.
- Combine the cooked quinoa and carrot strips in a mixing bowl. Top with parsley, dill, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, kosher salt, and paprika. Toss several times to combine.
- Spread the quinoa carrot mixture out on a large plate or shallow salad bowl. Top with the feta and pistachios. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
Which one of these Easter sides will you try?