Baby marrow-and-fennel trifolati
This dish, which is just soft veg gently cooked in olive oil, sounds fancier than it really is, but delivers on full flavour. Mix up the veg for whatever you’ve got to hand – kale and broccoli would also work wonders here.
Get the recipe for baby marrow-and-fennel trifolati here.
Cauliflower-and-pine nut salad
Cauliflower really is the MVP of the vegetable world, and here it proves just how substantial it can be when tossed with nuts and a punchy dressing. Feel free to swap the pine nuts for any other you prefer.
Get the recipe for cauliflower-and-pine nut salad here.
Sesame-cured broccoli salad
When sitting down to a meal of rich roast meat, this side dish is like a breath of fresh air. Bright and crunchy, it only improves in flavour as it sits.
Get the recipe for sesame-cured broccoli salad here.
Whether you cook them on the braai or in a grill pan over a high heat, you should be grilling your greens.
Get the recipe for grilled greens here.
Crunchy fried Brussels sprouts
As divisive as they may be, there’s no denying that it’s just not Christmas without Brussels sprouts. Give them a makeover with the addition of croutons and crispy onion sprinkle.
Get the recipe for crunchy fried Brussels sprouts here.