The 20 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Lamb
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan
Sometimes, a simple and straightforward veggie side is best (especially when it’s coated with melted Parmesan cheese).
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts
We’re giving one of our favorite foods the cheesy-peppery treatment…and the results are glorious.
Pan Grilled Moroccan Pita Bread
Once you try the fresh stuff, you’ll never go back to the store-bought kind again.
Baked Brie Mac and Cheese
Aka the ultimate side dish for, well, anything.