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4 easy frozen vegetables side dishes to try in your next dinner party!

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

Incorporating frozen vegetables into your dinners has never been easier with these 4 nutrition-packed side dish recipes.

Looking for side dishes? Frozen vegetables are a great alternative to having nutritious vegetables on hand regardless of the season. Frozen vegetables are great because they are just as healthy as freshly harvested vegetables (given that these have been frozen on the day of harvest). They are also very convenient as storing them in your freezer for months without losing nutritional value or taste.

Frozen vegetables are also a cheap alternative to buying vegetables out of season. If you are looking at upping your vegetable intake in the easiest and most affordable way, stocking up in frozen vegetables is a great idea.

4 recipes recipes frozen vegetables served

Our freezers are always packed with frozen fruit, vegetables, meats, and of course – but not as healthy – ice cream! A short while ago, we made a list of our favourite healthy snacks from our favourite frozen fruits. This time, we use our selection of frozen vegetables to make some tasty vegetable side dishes.

For our recipes, we used Emborg frozen vegetables we used from Whatsinstore. We used broccoli florets, chopped spinach, peas and corn. Each of these frozen vegetables makes for great side dishes which complement a main meat or tofu dish.

Here is our selection of frozen vegetable side dish recipes we recommend for your next dinner.

Indian Creamed Spinach

If you’re looking for a quick side dish which takes you less than 40 minutes to prepare, this Indian creamed spinach recipe is the one for you. Not only is it full of flavour but also full of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, folate and potassium.

This side dish is based on the Indian Saag recipe and is very flavourful due to its blend of spices; onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, garam masala, turmeric and cayenne pepper. This dish is best served with some naan bread. You can easily convert this to a main course by adding some potatoes, lentils and, if you should like, some meat.

Here is the full recipe!

4 recipes recipes frozen vegetables creamed spinach

Cheesy Garlic and Bacon Broccoli

This cheesy garlic and bacon broccoli is one of our favourite side dishes because it includes a lot of our favourite ingredients; cheese, bacon and cream. Adding broccoli to our diet is a great way to pump our bodies with healthy vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate and Vitamins A, B6, B12, D, E and K.

This cheesy garlic and bacon broccoli side dish recipe takes only around 30 minutes to prepare. Make sure the frozen broccoli has thawed before preparing. The dish is the perfect accompaniment to most dishes, but most importantly it is very tasty and for sure all your guests will love it!

Make your way to the recipe here.

4 recipes recipes frozen vegetables broccoli

Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-dried tomatoes

Pea pesto pasta with sun-dried tomatoes is a spin on the traditional pasta with basil pesto recipe which includes peas in the pesto recipe to give it extra volume, vitamins and minerals, and taste, and sun-dried tomatoes to the pasta to give it extra taste and flavour. The joy of peas is that they are not only delicious, but also high in vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants.

You can easily convert this recipe to gluten free by using gluten free pasta. You can also convert this recipe to a dairy-free/lactose free/vegan recipe by using vegan Parmesan cheese. Apart from being a delicious side dish, you can upgrade on the size and have this as a main course.

For the full recipe, head over to the link here.

4 recipes recipes frozen vegetables pea pesto pasta

Corn Salad

This recipe is different from the typical salad based on greens. The vibrant yellow colour of this corn salad will not only brighten the dinner table, but also save you some time in the kitchen since it is so easy and quick to prepare. This corn salad takes only 25 minutes to prepare!

Corn is known to have many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, fibre, folate, thiamin, phosphorus and magnesium. In this recipe we use one of our favourite spices of the moment, sumac. Sumac is a spice which is made from dried berries and can be used in many delicious dishes. If you want to bring up the heat, feel free to add some jalapenos.

For the full recipe, follow this link.

4 recipes recipes frozen vegetables corn salad

We loved preparing these side dishes and felt all of them added extra flavour and vibrancy to the overall dinner table. Let us know if you prepare any of them (or hopefully all!) and which one did you enjoy the most. Feel free to suggest any changes or maybe some other side dish recipe using frozen vegetables you think we should try!


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