Cost per serving: 44¢
Not only are they delicious as a cool snack, cucumbers are delicious as a warm side as well, especially when paired with chopped fresh mint.
See recipe: Sauteed Cucumbers
Cost per serving: $1.91
Here’s your chance to take advantage of the summer’s-end bounty of squash. Slice each one lengthwise, add a delicious stuffing that features ground turkey and tomatoes, and bake.
See recipe: Stuffed Summer Squash
Cost per serving: 79¢
A bevy of herbs give this simple-to-make side dish tons of flavor.
See recipe: Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Herbs
Cost per serving: $1.12
If the stalks are very thick, peel the outer layer off with a vegetable peeler.
See recipe: Roasted Asparagus with Lemon
Cost per serving: 90¢
If you’re cutting up a head of broccoli, don’t toss the stem. Slice off the bottom, peel and slice it. It’s crunchy and delicious — you can eat the slices raw (they’re great for dips), toss them into a salad, or stir-fry them along with the florets.
See recipe: Stir-Fried Broccoli
Cost per serving: 88¢
To mimic the texture of potatoes, use a potato masher rather than a food processor. Try using a pastry blender if you don’t have a potato masher. Stir well just before serving.
See recipe: Mashed Cauliflower
Cost per serving: 87¢
Take advantage of seasonal (and cheap) vegetables like butternut squash, parsnips and sweet potatoes for a delicious and easy side dish.
See recipe: Roasted Winter Vegetables