At times the easiest recipes I make finish up currently being my absolute favorites. To me there’s almost nothing greater than a handful of fresh new substances and a killer seasoning or sauce, especially when it will come to sides! Today we’re ringing in spring with 17 of the ideal healthful side dish recipes that are best for pairing with basically any meal you make.

If you’ve ever opened your fridge and observed some chicken to cook, it’s possible experienced some leftovers laying all around, or had been just craving a big plate of veggies, these sides will be your new go-to’s. My beloved way to meal-prep is to prepare dinner protein in a single of these remarkable marinades, and pair it with 2-3 of these sides for the week — easy, and oh so delectable.

Quite a few of these recipes are excellent as-is for lunch (have you tried using this salad yet??) and I enjoy bringing them to functions. Truth of the matter be told I usually load up on a number of sides and ignore about the main dish. These are just THAT very good!

ALSO: if you need some Easter menu inspo I’ve obtained you covered with the side dish magic beneath.

Food prep today, or provide a handful of at your following gathering. Your guests will enjoy you for it. Get pleasure from, xo!

1. Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Sweet potatoes, black beans, cilantro and corn in a white bowl

2. Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad with New Pineapple Corn Salsa

Bacon-wrapped plantains with toothpicks in them on a silver platter

3. Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Potatoes, arugula, sesame seeds and lemon wedges in a white bowl

4. Roasted Garlic Basil Potatoes with Arugula

Broccoli salad with chickpea in a white bowl

5. Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Green beans on a silver platter

6. Saucy Stovetop Thai Environmentally friendly Beans

A salad with cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes and peppers in a teal bowl

7. The Simplest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad

French fries on a baking tray with a small bowl of ketchup

8. Healthful Baked French Fries with Garlic, Parmesan & Truffle Oil

A piece of basil, tomato, cheese and tuna stacked on a cucumber round with a toothpick

9. Pesto Tuna Caprese Cucumber Bites

Two plates of salad with arugula and sweet potatoes

10. Roasted Sweet Potato & Arugula Salad with turmeric Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Quinoa salad in a bowl with sliced almonds, cilantro and dried cherries

11. A person Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Roasted vegetables on a sheet pan

12. Wonderful Roasted Veggies with Parmesan, Olive Oil & Garlic

Roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts, bacon, pecans and blue cheese in a bowl

13. Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

Pesto quinoa salad in a bowl with mushrooms, onions, chickpeas and tomatoes

14. Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

Rainbow carrots with goat cheese and pistachios on a baking tray

15. Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Sweet potato fries with cilantro leaves on a plate with a bowl of white sauce

16. Sesame Garlic Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Curry Dip

Quinoa salad with cashews, cabbage, cilantro and red pepper

17. Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

If you make any of these recipes, be confident to leave a comment below and let me know how you favored it! You can also tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Thank you, xo!