vegetable recipes

try some delicious vegetable recipes –
on their own or as a side dish

There are many French vegetable recipes to enjoy whether you want them for a side dish or as a meal in themselves.  The French also choose and cook them with great care. They are not simply boiled and served as they are but are cooked in such a way so as to preserve their natural flavour and colour.

If you love vegetables you will love them cooked and served the French way. They are sometimes served with a delicious sauce or simply with a little melted butter and lemon juice. Either way they are delicious.

Of course they are always absolutely fresh. The French housewife is very particular about what she buys for her table. This way they are at their very best and will be full of flavour.

Often vegetables are stuffed and served as a first course. Aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage and mushrooms are used for filling with meat or rice to make a tasty starter or side dish.


When you know how to cook asparagus you will have a beautiful vegetable to include in your family meals. I assure you that this little vegetable will make a big impression on everyone.

Vegetable tian

A delicious vegetable tian full of fresh summer flavour! An old Provençal dish which can be used as a side dish or on its own with a green salad or fresh crusty bread.

Garlic mashed potatoes

This is a creamy, dreamy, garlic mashed potato recipe that will be great with any of your favourite meat dishes. It is light and delicious and you will love this one.

Aubergines au gratin

A delicious mixture of aubergines and tomatoes with a golden cheesy topping. Serve hot or cold for a starter or main meal. Try it on it's own with fresh crusty bread.


Caponata is a recipe of aubergines and black olives and comes from the Provençal area of the south of France. Serve hot or cold as a starter or main meal.

Vegetable bake

A tasty Provençal courgette and tomato bake or tian which is a traditional peasant dish made with fresh in-season vegetables and herbes de provence.

Rice pilaf

A rice pilaf that produces perfect rice every time! It is a great vegetable side dish to accompany meat, poultry or fish.

Beetroot with onions

A simple beetroot recipe with onions. A colourful and appetising recipe to serve with your favourite meat, poultry or fish.

Brussels sprouts

An appetising dish of Brussels sprouts that will melt in  your mouth. A tasty vegetable dish to accompany your favourite meats or poultry.


Aligot is a traditional dish from the Aveyron region made with potatoes and cheese from the area. It is said that it was first made by the monks who made it for the pilgrims who passed by. This is for everyone who loves potatoes – and cheese!


You will be sure to fall in love with this simple, easy ratatouille recipe. Full of the goodness of the colourful Mediterranean vegetables – a magnificent dish for any table!

Cauliflower su gratin

Cauliflower au gratin is so easy to make and is a classic supper dish in the French home. It also makes a great accompaniment for other dishes of meat or chicken too, so is very versatile for you – and scrumptious!

...and how about these...?

Balsamic peppers are a great accompaniment to a hearty meal.

Caramelised onions - great for French onion soup and a range of other dishes, too.

Make the most of seasonal chanterelle and girolle mushrooms in this buttery recipe.

Green beans (Haricots verts) can be often overlooked, but make a superb side dish cooked, as here, with onions.

Vichy carrots are a delicious and slightly different side dish that will enhance any meal.

Roasted vegetable and mozzarella Pithivier, a slightly different take on this regional dish.


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