Roasted veggies make for smashing side dishes, and crunchy veggie chips are a healthy snack it’s hard not to start munching. But if you don’t feel like turning on the oven, you can’t beat a simple sauté of your favorite produce. From Brussels sprouts to spicy spinach, these 15 recipes will help you add a serving of the good stuff at every meal.
1. Thai-Infused Sweet Potato Noodle Sauté: Wean yourself off of refined carbohydrates with noodles made from sweet potatoes. Add in a spicy peanut sauce and crunchy sautéed snap peas and peppers for a balanced bite. (via With Salt and Pepper)
2. Blistered Shishito Peppers: Served on their own with a squeeze of lemon and generous sprinkle of salt or alongside a heartier meal, you can’t beat the fresh vegetal flavor of blistered shishito peppers. But be careful — about one in 10 of these peppers are fiery. (via Food Banjo)
3. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Zoodles: Quick-cooking shrimp and zucchini noodles are a natural pairing in this healthy weeknight meal. Flavor them both with liberal amounts of browned butter, cilantro, and lime juice. (via Rasa Malaysia)
4. Sautéed Kale With Bacon: Smoky, salty bacon elevates a simple dish of greens into something complex and craveable. Serve with a whole grain or side of grilled chicken or fish for a nutritious meal. (via The Schmidty)
5. Butternut Squash With Kale and Goat Cheese: Sautéed noodles made from spiralized butternut squash have a nice texture and sweet yet savory bite that works with a variety of flavors. Here, they’re paired with bacon, tangy goat cheese, and hearty kale for a simple, satisfying dinner. (via Garnished Plate)
6. 5 Minute Sugar Snap Peas With Chili Salt: Sweet sugar snap peas should be dealt with a delicate hand. A simple sauté and a pinch of homemade chili salt are all this dinner side dish needs. (via Sprinkles and Sprouts)
10. Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts: Roasted Brussels sprouts are all the rage, but they’re just as tasty on the stove top. The key is adding plenty of balsamic and honey, to help neutralize their more cabbage-y flavors. (via Rasa Malaysia)
12. Easy Sautéed Beet Greens: Whatever you do, don’t throw away the greens that come with your root veggies, especially beets. They get soft and tender after a quick trip in a frying pan, and the stems add elegant pops of jewel-like color to your plate. (via Maria Ushakova)
13. Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Smoky bacon adds just enough fat to infuse the veggies in this recipe with savory flavor. Add in fresh herbs for an elegant dish, or toss with pasta for a full meal. (via Food Done Light)
14. Sautéed Power Greens and Mushrooms: Browned mushrooms lend an earthy, umami punch to a combination of super-healthy greens (choose your favorite store-bought blend, or mix your own). A squeeze of lemon juice keeps the flavor bright. (via Erica Julson)
15. Spicy Sautéed Spinach: Fiery spinach, served over rice or tossed with the protein of your choice, shows that veggies don’t have to be boring. Roasted cumin adds a smoky flavor that brings complexity to the dish. (via Chef Jar)
Find even more ways to get in your veggies by following us on Pinterest.