Japanese Vegetable Dishes

Vegetable dishes, often served with rice, are common in Japan. Cabbage, daikon, spinach, and peppers are a few of the vegetables the most often featured in Japanese cuisine.

See Popular Japanese Vegetable Dishes Recipes

Japanese Spiced Eggplant

Food & Wine

To enhance eggplant's savoriness, chef Allen Susser (an F&W Best New Chef 1991) glazes it with soy sauce and mirin and sprinkles it with togarashi, a tangerine-scented Japanese spice blend of chiles, sesame seeds, and dried seaweed.

Total: 25 mins

Grilled Tofu with Asparagus and Nori Vinaigrette

Food & Wine

Lee Anne Wong plays with an array of Asian ingredients to create a wonderful marinade for extra-firm tofu or high-fiber tempeh (cakes made from fermented whole soy beans). Tempeh's nutty flavor and grainy texture make it an acquired taste, but Wong loves it here.

Total: 50 mins

Roasted Kale and Red Onions

Better Homes and Gardens

This tasty side dish recipe is a perfect combination of balsamic vinegar, kale, and red onion.

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Atkins - Phase 2

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Total: 10 mins

Spicy Veggie Stir-Fry

Family Circle

Baked Vegetable Tempura

Diabetic Living

The wide variety of veggies in this tempura recipe provides vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting plant compounds. The mustard in the dipping sauce contains curcumin, a compound that makes mustard yellow and exhibits anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

Sideshow: 8 Super (Super-Easy) Vegetable Side Dishes

We all know that we could stand to eat more vegetables -- but let's face it, vegetable side dishes can be a pain in the you-know-what. Don't get us wrong: the idea of that tidy, pretty pile of veggies balancing out the plate is nice and all, but like spotless kitchen floors and wrinkle-free beds, not necessarily realistic. On busy weeknights, it's all we can do to get the main course on the table, let alone fish out another recipe that takes half an hour or more to make.

Summer Vegetable Side Dishes: A Bounty for the Making

What were we thinking of as kids, refusing to eat our vegetables? Whereas once our parents had to resort to an arsenal of tactics just to get us to take a bite, by turns cajoling, imploring and vacillating between reward (the promise of dessert!) and threat (go to your room!)

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sides for Perfect Easy Dinners

Think of healthy vegetable side dishes as members of a bigger dinner team. In fact, think sports. Michael Jordan, for example, was one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but without the rest of his teammates on the court, he wouldn't have amounted to much.

On the Side: 6 Easy, Elegant Green Bean Sides

Green beans are one of our favorite vegetable side dishes, and for good reason. For starters, they require very little prep time: no peeling or dicing, just wash and trim them. And they don't need a lot of time to cook, either.

Asparagus: Cook Once, Eat Twice

Asparagus is a key player in my spring-vegetable lineup. And it's so delicious that sometimes it shows up in more than one meal in the same week, first as a side dish and then as the main event. Here's my asparagus strategy:As winter slides into spring, I'm cooking the last of my cold-weather dishes, like braised short ribs.

Eggplant--Elegant, Easy & Utterly Delicious

I am crazy about eggplant, in all its sexy, purple glory. If you prepare it right, this beautiful vegetable is hearty and flavorful, too. Yeah, yeah, we all have that one bad memory of a tough eggplant, but you must banish that from your mind and consider instead the amazing variety of delightful dishes you can squeeze out of this simple veg.

Easy Healthy Collard Greens: Leftover Logic

This year, my resolution is to eat more healthy greens, specifically collards. What's so great about this nutrition-packed vegetable is that you can buy a ton of it, keep in on hand, and create all kinds of easy dishes without ever having to make up anything ahead -- think "rice" with way more goodness! Let's get started with a terrific recipe for Collard Greens and Smoked Turkey.

How to Cook Kale

Like other dark leafy greens, kale is a powerhouse of nutrition. It's loaded with vitamins A, C and K, and is even a good source of calcium and iron. Kale makes a popular dinnertime dish in many regions of the world. If you're not sure how to cook kale, try this simple sauteed version that delivers a deluxe combination of flavors, including subtle hints of garlic and red pepper juxtaposed with a blast of sherry vinegar.

How to Cook Asparagus

If your entree is like the star performer of your meal, then your side dishes are the supporting characters. But no matter how good your star is, you won't have a good show without interesting supporting characters, right? What does this mean when it comes to your meal? It means that same old boring steamed broccoli isn't going to cut it this time. But what can you choose instead? Learn how to cook asparagus, and your meal will be a sure-fire hit every night.

Viva Vegetarian! 10 Ultrasatisfying Meatless Meals

Erase that vision of a bland block of tofu! Whether you're trying to reduce the amount of meat in your diet or just want to shake up your nightly dinner routine, vegetarian dishes can be a delicious option. Eliminating meat isn't as difficult as you might think--some of your favorite dishes already have layers upon layers of flavor even before you add the chicken or beef.

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