Brooke Marie

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Boars Head Vegetable Side Dishes

Boars Head Vegetable Side Dishes

I love smoked. The smoky flavor of meat especially. For this side dish recipe post I utilized Boars Head SmokeMaster™ Black Forest Ham because a little smokey meat can add something exciting to any vegetable side dish.

My smoke house rules always include pre-smoked proteins. My reasoning for this is because well…it’s more convenient. Picking up a pack of Boar’s Head is a lot simpler than buying a smoker and smoking something myself. Not to mention Boar’s Head does a pretty good job at keeping things delicious and interesting.

You should definitely check out Boars Head’s campaign and enter for your chance to win…all you need to do is give them a rundown of your own smokehouse rules. Which as chefs, foodies, home cooks…we all have a set of rules that we live by, right?

In all three of these vegetable side dish recipes, you’ll enjoy a flavor rarely experienced in America with our SmokeMaster Beechwood Smoked™ Black Forest Ham. Crafted with the finest ingredients and exceptional care, this ham is naturally smoked with imported German beechwood. The result, a ham with a delicious, distinct flavor that is rich and smooth. And pairs perfectly with what I’ve got going on here…

Boars Corn Ingredients

First lets start off with a smokey and sweet grilled corn and vegetable salad. So simple to put together, and grilling the boars head meat before chopping really seems to bring out more of the smokey beechwood flavor.

Boars Corn Combo 4

After lightly grilling all of the ingredients and tossing your garlic in a hot oiled skilled for a couple of minutes before chopping, let your ingredients come down to room temp, and mix them all together. Season with salt and pepper and pop in the fridge to cool. Once cooled, you get a sweet, smokey combo of corn and smoked meat.

Boars Corn 2

Now that we’ve covered a Boar’s Head Recipe on the grill, let’s head over to the stove. A simple sautéed green vegetable side dish that utilizes Boars Head Smoke and enlivens the dish with something unique and as always, delicious.

Boars Spinach Ingredients

For this recipe, all you need to do is cook down your onions and garlic until translucent, toss in your greens, and mix in your chopped Boars Head Smokemaster Ham for a deliciously smokey result.

I sprinkled a little finely grated mozzarella on mine, but a shaved parmesan would also pair really well.

Boars Kale

Lastly, we head over to the oven and to a sweet glazed side dish.

Boars carrots ingredients - text

For this recipe, you’ll caramelize your carrots in honey before adding the smokey flavor of Boars head. This smoked ham really adds depth to this sweet and toasty dish. Sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds and indulge!

Boars Carrot 4

There you have it. Three super simple side dish recipes with one through line… Boars Head SmokeMaster™ Black Forest Ham. Don’t forget to head over to Boar’s Head to enter their sweepstakes. There’s so many ways you can use Boar’s Head to turn up your weekday dinners up a notch. Get started, and share it with all of us!

Boars Head Trio

Boars Trio 6

Printable recipes below:

Grilled Corn and Vegetable Salad with Boar's Head Smoked Ham


  • - 2 ears of corn, boiled and lightly grilled
  • - 3 cloves garlic - roasted and chopped
  • - 4 slices Boar’s Head SmokeMaster™ Black Forest Ham - lightly grilled and diced
  • - 1/2 red onion, lightly grilled and chopped
  • - 1 tomato, lightly grilled and chopped
  • - 1 tbsp olive oil
  • - 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • - salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil your corn for about 5 minutes and remove from cob. Set aside.
  2. Lightly grill your red onion, tomato, and Boar’s Head SmokeMaster™ Black Forest Ham until they have light char marks. Dice all ingredients.
  3. Combine your ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Let cool, top with some chopped cilantro and enjoy!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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