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Lamb is a super-versatile red meat—you can go with classic Middle Eastern flavors or spice things up with some Latin American heat. And no matter how you cook it, lamb will pair fabulously with veggie-forward sides of all kinds. Here, our 20 favorite side dishes to serve with lamb.

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Cauliflower with Roasted Tomatoes, Parsley and Bread Crumbs

It’s one of our favorite veggies of all time, but sometimes we get bored of just roasting it with salt and olive oil. Spice things up with sweet-tart tomatoes and a little added crunch.

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Pomegranate Roasted Carrots with Feta and Brown Butter

A classic accompaniment to lamb? Tangy pomegranate seeds. We love the addition of roasted carrots and feta, too.

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Corn, Zucchini, and Cantaloupe Salad with Prosciutto and Herbs

Salad doesn’t have to be boring. Coterie member Liz Harris presents this prosciutto, cantaloupe and vegetable salad that makes a hearty side for your lamb entrée.

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Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

Sometimes, a simple and straightforward veggie side is best (especially when it’s coated with melted Parmesan cheese).

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Broccoli Rabe and Burrata with Lemon

Your family called. And we hate to break it to you, but your three standard side dishes (glazed carrots, roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli) are really boring. Give this tangy, cheesy masterpiece a whirl tonight.

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Salsa Verde Garlic Bread

Garlic bread isn’t only reserved for pasta nights. Katie Workman’s salsa verde twist pairs fabulously with chimichurri lamb.

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Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip)

For easy alfresco dining, serve your lamb alongside a smoky, flavorful dip. (Just add toasted pita and you’re good to go.)

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Tahini Mustard Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Arugula Salad

Coterie member Gena Hamshaw adds sweet potatoes and lentils, making this salad a hearty side dish for lamb.

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Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan and Thyme Roasted Potato Wedges

Low-maintenance? Check. After five minutes of prep time, pop these babies in the oven and they’ll be ready to go whenever your lamb is.

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Beet, Carrot, and Pomegranate Salad

This light and colorful salad from Coterie member Heidi Larsen makes a delightful bite alongside medium-rare lamb.

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Roasted Broccoli with Olive Tapenade

Coterie member Carlene Thomas’s olive tapenade adds an earthy tang to roasted broccoli and, of course, lamb.

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Mujaddara (Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions)

Lamb is frequently featured in Middle Eastern cuisine, so pair it with mujaddara, an Iraqi rice and lentil dish topped with caramelized onions.

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Blistered Green Beans with Tomatoes, Pounded Walnuts and Raw Summer Squash

Trying to get the kids to eat their vegetables? Top fried veggies with crushed walnuts and juicy tomatoes. We bet they’ll go back for seconds.

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Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower with Herb Whipped Feta

Now that we’ve discovered whipped feta, we want to eat it on every vegetable until the end of time.

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Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

This is far from that sweet potato casserole from Thanksgiving. Coterie member Monique Volz creates a new spin by adding chipotle peppers and smoked Gouda cheese.

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Little Gem Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Keep dinner light and healthy with Coterie member Ali Maffucci’s gem salad topped with ricotta salata, quinoa, and a walnut and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.

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Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts

We’re giving one of our favorite foods the cheesy-peppery treatment…and the results are glorious.

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Pan Grilled Moroccan Pita Bread

Once you try the fresh stuff, you’ll never go back to the store-bought kind again.

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Cucumber Avocado Salad

This cooling salad by Coterie member Maria Lichty shines thanks to mint, cilantro, peanuts and a rice wine vinegar-based dressing.

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Baked Brie Mac and Cheese

Aka the ultimate side dish for, well, anything.

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