These deliciously fresh spring side dishes are bright-tasting, vibrant, and perfect for welcoming back warmer weather. We've rounded up the best vegetable spring sides that the season has to offer. They are easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Spring Side Dishes

There’s nothing like produce in season. Vegetables and fruits picked in their prime and served up from local farms (or your garden) are absolutely divine. Their taste is fresh, crisp, and flavorful.

With the warmer temperatures, the sunnier days, and the opening of local farmers' markets, we are eating fresh spring vegetables again. Some of you may even subscribe to CSA boxes and are looking for new ideas of how to spruce up the vegetables in this week’s box.

We’ve put together this wonderful list of the best spring side dishes so that you can take full advantage of all the fresh produce that shows up in spring.

What vegetables are in season in spring?

What's in season in spring will vary depending on where you live. Here are a few of our favorite spring vegetables that are widely available during the season:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Greens
  • Leeks
  • Lemon
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Radishes

The Best Spring Side Dishes

sauteed radishes in a serving dish with a spoon

Sweet Sautéed Radishes

These sweet sautéed radishes are so juicy and delicious. White balsamic vinegar, honey, and a touch of salt brings out their sweetness and milds their spice. If this is your first time cooking radishes, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this colorful spring side dish!
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Cooking radishes is a wonderful way to enjoy more of spring's spicy treat. Cooking them mellows their heat and the slightly sweet glaze in this recipe pairs with them perfectly. Also, try these spring radish recipes:

A pan of sauteed asparagus with garlic and shaved parmesan.

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan is a quick, easy, and healthy side dish recipe. The asparagus spears are fresh and flavorful and will be ready to eat in only 10 minutes.
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Asparagus is the iconic spring side dish. The tasty spears can be roasted with parmesan, steamed, pan-fried, or eaten raw. Here are a few other spring asparagus recipes we love:

Also, look for other green veggies at the market, like green beans near the end of spring. These green bean recipes are all delicious:

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Lemons and Almonds

This roasted broccoli salad has both roasted and raw broccoli, toasted almonds, sweet cranberries, and tiny pieces of tart lemon. It's delicious!
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While broccoli and broccolini can be found year-round in the grocery store, it tastes the best when you find it at your local market in late spring. You can roast broccoli for a super simple spring side dish, or try it in one of these recipes:

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Creamy Carrot Pasta Sauce

This vibrant, veggie-filled carrot pasta sauce is an absolute ode to springtime. Using carrots as a base for a creamy sauce and their bright green tops for a flavorful pesto, it's a delicious healthier take on mac and cheese that the whole family will love. It's easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes, and extra sauce can be frozen for easy weeknight dinners!
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Fresh, spring carrots make a wonderful addition to your spring side dishes repertoire. We often serve our creamy carrot pasta (pictured above) as a side dish to baked chicken to salmon. You can also turn the greens into carrot top pesto!

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Spring Mix Salad

This easy and beautiful spring mix salad features tender baby greens, crunchy radishes, and nutty sunflower seeds lightly tossed in a homemade honey lemon vinaigrette. It's perfectly simple for serving alongside main meals or you can transform it into a heartier meal-salad with your favorite add-ins. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and ready in under 10 minutes!
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After a winter of lackluster greens, it's always exciting to find fresh and flavorful lettuce at the spring market. Try making your go-to salad recipes with spring greens or try one of these spring side dish salads:

Roasted mini potatoes in a serving dish with lemon

Roasted Mini Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic

Don't let their size fool you! These roasted mini potatoes may be small but they're bursting with the flavors of fresh herbs, garlic, and a hint of lemon. They're golden and crispy on the outside with a soft center, making them the perfect easy side dish the whole family will love.
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New potatoes come into season as early as April. When you spot them, pick up a bag; They're wonderfully tender.

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