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15 Healthy Easter Side Dishes

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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.

Rainbow carrot quinoa salad in a white serving bowl.

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.

Sautéed yellow squash topped with herbs in a white serving bowl.

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.

White bean artichoke salad on a green plate with a spoon.

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!

An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

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!

Roasted purple potatoes on a white platter topped with fresh herbs.

Tatsoi Salad

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.

Tatsoi greens salad in a blue serving bowl next to a napkin and chopsticks.

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.

Shaved asparagus and quinoa salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

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!

A closeup shot of a bowl of grilled baby bok choy with a silver spoon.

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.

Parmesan panko green beans in a blue serving bowl.

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.

An overhead shot of a plate of cooked scapes.

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.

Four baked stuffed artichokes in a dutch oven.

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.

A bowl of roasted sunchokes.

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.

Melon and prosciutto salad on a white serving 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.

A large salad bowl with sliced radishes, parmesan, and micro greens.

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.

best green salad recipe

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!

Roasted artichoke hearts with lemon slices on a plate.
Yield: 4 side salad servings

Healthy Easter Side Dishes

A healthy Easter side dish of shaved rainbow carrots and quinoa.

Try one of the most delicious, healthy Easter side dishes - this shaved rainbow carrot and quinoa salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, peel the carrots and then use a Y-peeler or mandolin to slice the carrots into long, thin strips. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Spread the quinoa carrot mixture out on a large plate or shallow salad bowl. Top with the feta and pistachios. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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