8 Underrated Side Dishes That Will Save a Lackluster Dinner

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Brussels sprouts roasted until caramelized and crispy, then drizzled with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.

Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Vegetables

Nutty quinoa mixed with roasted vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and carrots, seasoned with herbs and a splash of lemon juice.

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

Cauliflower mashed with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a hint of butter until smooth and creamy.

Honey Glazed Carrots

Carrots cooked until tender and glazed with a mixture of honey, butter, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Lemon Herb Orzo Salad

Orzo pasta tossed with fresh herbs (such as parsley and dill), lemon zest, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese.

Sauteed Green Beans with Almonds

Green beans sautéed until crisp-tender and tossed with toasted almonds, garlic, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Zucchini cut into fry shapes, coated in Parmesan and breadcrumbs, then baked until crispy.

Herbed Couscous with Chickpeas

Couscous flavored with herbs like mint and parsley, mixed with chickpeas, diced cucumbers, and a lemon vinaigrette.