Roasted potatoes are a classic match for lamb since they complement the intensity of the meat without taking over. If you’re bored with simple spuds, try these roasted Greek lemon potatoes that Ivy Manning discovered at a dinner party (via The Kitchn). We love unique twists on regular dishes! The secret ingredient in this delicious recipe will definitely surprise you.
Another common accompaniment for lamb is mint sauce. Why not include mint in your side dish for a different take? Betsy Andrews shares a recipe for Portuguese-style mint rice inspired by a trip to Portugal (via The Kitchn). This side dish is a great idea because it includes an iconic pairing with a starchy side, perfect for soaking up the lamb juice. You could even take it a step further and make the rice with ground lamb.
Green bean casseroles are commonly served as a side with meat, but the preparation can often be rather weighty. Caroline Lange at The Kitchn shares a fresh and crunchy variation that will make you forget all about the creamier alternative. Her blistered green beans with pickled shallots and toasted breadcrumbs sound like the perfect side for lamb. Fresh green beans, tangy shallots, and a crispy topping make every bite a feast for the taste buds. They won’t weigh you down so you’ll be able to have seconds! What’s wrong with having more vegetables?!
Whatever you choose to serve with your lamb, look for inspiration from classic pairings and add your own spin!