A lovely lamb dinner should be served with more than just plainly steamed veg. These scrumptious sides are light and full of flavour

Roast leg of lamb can be elevated to a mouth-watering spring lunch with a few imaginative accompaniments. Cooking simple vegetables using clever ingredients like citrus fruits, bacon and mustard will transform your Sunday roast into a feast that takes less than an hour to put together

 

1. Dijon mustard glazed carrots

Tender baby Chantenay carrots are delicious steamed and served with butter, but when you toss them in a sticky Dijon mustard glaze, they’re extra-special. Get the recipe for dijon mustard glazed carrots.

 

2. Herby roasted jersey royals

New potatoes are a treat at any time, but they’re transformed when roasted with rosemary and black pepper. Finished with fresh herbs to serve. Get the recipe for herby roasted jersey royals.

 

3. Zesty spring greens

A quartet of spring treats – broad beans, asparagus, baby courgettes and peas – are tossed with lemon, butter and almonds for a luxurious addition to roast lamb. Get the recipe for zesty spring greens.

 

4. Roasted baby leeks with oak-smoked bacon croutons

Roasting leeks gives them a delicious caramel flavour. Garlic, rosemary, wine and smoky bacon turn them into a substantial side, and crispy croutons add a welcome crunch. Get the recipe for roasted baby leeks with oak-smoked bacon croutons.

 

5. Peas with pancetta

Four ingredients are all you need to make this wonderfully savoury side. Peas and crispy pancetta complement each other perfectly and the garlic adds another flavour dimension that goes brilliantly with lamb. Get the recipe for peas with pancetta.

 

6. Roast courgettes with lemon

Courgettes become more flavoursome with roasting. Here, they’re dressed with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing to make a lovely Mediterranean-style side dish. Get the recipe for roast courgettes with lemon.

 

7. Roasted garlic and clementine carrots

It may sound like an unlikely pairing, but citrus and garlic go hand in hand. Cook them with sweet Chantenay carrots and the result is even more delicious. Get the recipe for roasted garlic and clementine carrots.

 

8. Roasted butternut squash with garlic and parsley

Roast thick slices of butternut squash with a generous glug of olive oil until golden and tender. Spoon over a garlic and parsley dressing and serve warm for the ultimate side dish to any lamb feast. Get the recipe for roasted butternut squash with garlic and parsley.