17 side dishes that will steal the whole show

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Stop focussing on the main event! Your side dishes are equally important, too. If you’ve never really given your side dishes more than a fleeting thought before, this is for you.

NOT-YOUR-AVERAGE SALAD

Grilled halloumi, chunky tomatoes, earthy shavings of fennel and sweet strawberry are a flavour match made in heaven.

Get the grilled halloumi, sweet strawberry and tomato salad recipe here.

THE NO-BOIL MASH

Quicker than traditional mash, this butter-bean mash takes just 15 minutes to whip up – no peeling and boiling required! Expect the same creamy texture as traditional mash, but with a rich, buttery flavour. Simply add some lemon juice, garlic and a glug of olive oil. Voilà!

Get the butter-bean mash recipe here.

ROAST POTATOES WITH A DIFFERENCE

The Swedes sure know how to roast a spud! These are whole-roasted potatoes with a slight difference: potatoes are thinly sliced and roasted with duck fat and fresh sage leaves. They’re heavenly hasselbacks and you’ll never make roast potatoes the same way again.

Get the hasselback potatoes recipe here.

TANGY FRESH GREENS

A hearty side salad of quick-pickled radishes, creamy avocado and peppery wild rocket leaves.

Get the pickled radish, avocado and rocket salad recipe here.

13 More showstopping sides

Whole harissa-roasted cauliflower recipe Vegetable spaghetti slaw with buttermilk dressing recipe Roast black garlic with poached carrots and honey radishes

Discover more sensational sides here.

Melissa Scheepers Article by: Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.

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