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What to Serve with Pulled Lamb (23 Easy Sides)

Pulled lamb is a great, healthy, and easy way to make dinner.

But you can’t just serve pulled lamb on its own—it needs some sides to go with it!

what to serve with pulled lamb

I’m here to tell you that there are so many ways to pair pulled lamb with other foods.

What to Serve with Pulled Lamb

Pulled Lamb

Here are 23 easy side dishes and foods that pair perfectly with pulled lamb:

1. Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

This is a great option if you’re looking for something vegetarian or vegan.

It’s also super easy to make—just toss chickpeas with chopped onion and bell pepper, add salt and pepper, and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

You can serve it cold or warm!

My favorite way to enjoy this dish is over greens with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

2. Minty Quinoa Salad

Minty Quinoa Salad

Quinoa makes such a good base for salads because it absorbs the flavor of whatever you mix into it (see what I did there?).

For this recipe, just mix quinoa with cooked beets, cooked carrots, and chopped mint leaves—then add salt, pepper, and olive oil to taste.


This salad is great served warm or cold—and goes perfectly with pulled lamb on the main course menu!

3. Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

If you’re looking for something more substantial than just a side salad, try this simple pilaf recipe that uses quinoa instead of rice as its base.

  1. Just cook quinoa according to package directions—then add chopped onion, cooked carrots and peas (or other vegetables), salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Mix in some tahini sauce and serve!

4. Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad

This next recipe is super simple—just mash up 1 avocado with a dash of salt, pepper, and lime juice.

Then serve it alongside some sliced strawberries for an easy and healthy side dish that goes perfectly with pulled lamb on the main course menu!

5. Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Potato salad is another great option for people who don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen making dinner.

Related: 15 Creative Alternatives to Celery for your Potato Salad

Just boil some potatoes, mix them with mayonnaise and seasonings, and you’ve got yourself a delicious side dish that goes perfectly with pulled lamb!

6. Green beans

green beans

Green beans (Related: canned green bean recipes) are an excellent addition to any meal because they’re loaded with nutrients that help keep your body healthy!

Plus, they’re easy to prepare!

All you have to do is boil them until they’re tender (about 10 minutes), then toss them in some olive oil and salt before serving alongside your pulled lamb dish!

7. Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

I love baked beans because they’re so easy to make—just toss everything together in a pot and let it cook!

You can even make them in advance and reheat them when needed (perfect for last-minute entertaining).

If you’ve got leftover pulled lamb from dinner, throw those in too!

8. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

This recipe is really easy to make and takes just 20 minutes from start to finish!

  1. Just boil your pasta until tender; drain well; then toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and chopped parsley until evenly coated.
  2. Add diced tomatoes if desired (I recommend it).
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature—or even hot if you’re serving it with something else hot!

9. Potato Chips

Potato chips

Potatoes are a universal favorite!

If your guests aren’t big on vegetables or they’re really hungry after their main course, these chips are a great way to fill them up without getting in a rut.

  1. Just slice potatoes thin and fry them up until they’re crispy—then salt ’em up!
  2. Serve them alongside your pulled lamb for an easy side dish that everybody will enjoy!

10. French Fries

homemade French Fries

There’s something about the crispy crunch of a potato that pairs perfectly with pulled lamb.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to mix things up a little bit, try making your own fries with sweet potatoes instead!

All you have to do is slice them into sticks and toss them in a bowl with olive oil and salt—then bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until crispy brown on the outside (but still soft on the inside).

They taste amazing dipped in ketchup or mustard!

11. Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives (and Bacon)

Baked potatoes are always a good side dish choice for any meal—but especially if you’re serving pulled lamb as your main dish.

  1. Boil or bake some potatoes until they’re nice and soft inside but still have that crispy skin on top (you can also microwave them).
  2. Then slice open each potato lengthwise and top them with sour cream mixed with chives or scallions and salt/pepper to taste.

12. Corn on The Cob

Grilled Corn on The Cob

This recipe is so simple that you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen—except maybe for fresh corn on the cob.

If not, grab some from your local farmer’s market or grocery store (it’s in season right now).

  1. You’ll need about six ears of fresh corn on the cob for this recipe; just shuck them and remove all of the kernels from each ear by hand.
  2. Then place them in a large bowl and toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until evenly coated.
  3. Then roast them at 425 degrees for 20 minutes on each side—they’re ready when they’re golden brown!

13. Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

You can’t go wrong with fruit! Just grab whatever is in season and chop it up into bite-sized pieces—berries are always a good choice because they’re so colorful and they pair well with other fruits like apples or melons.

Then add yogurt (so creamy!) and top with nuts or seeds for crunchiness—and voila!

A healthy side dish that’s easy on the eye too!

14. Sautéed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach

Sautéing spinach not only makes it more flavorful, but also tenderizes the leaves so they’re easier to chew and swallow—which is especially important if you’re serving your meal to elderly guests who might have trouble chewing.

To make this side dish, just sauté spinach with garlic (or another herb) and oil until soft—then season with salt and pepper to taste!

15. Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes

Another great side dish to serve alongside your pulled lamb is baked sweet potatoes.

Just wash and scrub your sweet potatoes thoroughly before baking them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes depending on their size (make sure they’re soft when you poke them).

You can also sprinkle some cinnamon over the top if you want something extra special!

16. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are one of my favorite things ever!

All you need is a sheet pan, some olive oil and salt/pepper seasoning, and whatever veggies you want to roast (I recommend asparagus).

Just chop them up into bite-sized pieces and toss them with oil and seasoning before roasting them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until they’re tender but not mushy.

Roasted veggies go well with almost anything—especially when they’re served alongside pulled lamb!

17. Roasted Carrots with Lemon-Parsley Butter

Roasted Carrots with Lemon-Parsley Butter

Roasting is a great way to cook carrots because it brings out their natural sweetness while also making them tender enough to eat comfortably without any teeth!

In this recipe, I use carrots in combination with butter and lemon juice; they’re delicious on their own but even better when paired with a bowl of pulled lamb!

18. Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn

Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn

Fresh cilantro and lime juice give this grilled corn dish its kick—and the freshness of the herbs makes it a perfect pairing for something spicy like pulled lamb!

Plus, since this recipe only takes about 5 minutes of prep time, it’s also super simple if you’re looking for something quick and easy to serve alongside your lamb dish tonight.

19. Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad

Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad

This dish is perfect for springtime, when asparagus is in season and goat cheese is at its best.

To make it extra special, add some pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries for an extra pop of color and crunchy texture—both are perfect complements to asparagus’ natural sweetness.

Serve this dish alongside your pulled lamb for a delightful pairing!

20. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Butter (and Cheese)

Mashed potatoes are always a crowd-pleaser for dinner parties—and this version has a twist!

See Also: What Sauce Goes With Mashed Potatoes?

  1. Mix together 4 cloves of minced garlic with 8 cups of cubed peeled potatoes (about 6 medium) in a large pot; then cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat until tender when pierced with a fork (about 20 minutes).
  2. Drain well; then return to pot over low heat; add 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup milk or cream; mash with potato masher until smooth; season very well with salt and pepper; keep warm until ready to serve!

21. Caramelized Onion Risotto

Caramelized Onion Risotto

This is one of my favorite recipes for risotto—it’s so easy to make and so delicious!

  1. Just sauté onions in butter over medium heat until they turn brown; then add rice (or barley) and cook until translucent.
  2. Add chicken broth for about 20 minutes until most of it has been absorbed; then add parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Serve hot!

22. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Brussels sprouts are often overlooked at Thanksgiving—but now that we know how delicious they can be when roasted properly?

We’re never going back!

To make them extra special for your guests this year (and every year), toss these little guys in a bowl with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts (or walnuts), olive oil, salt and pepper before roasting in an oven at 400F for 20 minutes or until browned on top.

23. Roasted Carrots and Beets

Roasted Carrots and Beets

Roasted carrots and beets are delicious with any meat dish—and they’re super easy to make.

Just toss peeled carrots and beets with olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme sprigs, rosemary sprigs (optional) and roast them at 400 degrees F until tender (about 40 minutes).

You can even make these ahead of time if you’d like!

Pulled Lamb

What to Serve with Pulled Lamb (23 Easy Sides)

Pulled lamb is a great dish, but it can be boring on its own. That's why I think it's a great idea to serve a side dish with pulled lamb.
When you serve pulled lamb with a side dish, it makes your meal feel more complete and satisfying. When you add a little something extra, you get the full experience of eating your meal.
This helps you stay focused on enjoying what's in front of you instead of worrying about whether there are enough calories in each bite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 380 kcal


  • Chickpea Salad
  • Minty Quinoa Salad
  • Quinoa Pilaf
  • Avocado Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Green beans
  • Baked Beans
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Potato Chips
  • French Fries
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Corn on The Cob
  • Fruit Salad
  • Sautéed Spinach
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Carrots with Lemon-Parsley Butter
  • Cilantro-Lime Grilled Corn
  • Asparagus and Goat Cheese Salad
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Caramelized Onion Risotto
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts
  • Roasted Carrots and Beets


  • Pick any side dish from this list to serve with your pulled lamb.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Be ready to munch in no time!
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Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.