Looking for something healthier to serve with your pulled pork? I bet you'll find a few new favorites in this list of 23 amazing healthy sides for pulled pork. From veggies and potatoes to salads and sauces, here you've got everything you need for a great, healthy, dinner!
Regardless of how you like your pulled pork - in sandwiches, between hamburger buns, with corn bread or mac and cheese - sometimes you just want to have your pulled pork as a main dish and something healthier too. When that feeling comes on - don't worry. I've got you covered!
Below you will find 23 great healthy sides for pulled pork - all easy to make, all pretty quick, and sorted in order of how long they will take you to make.
Grab one, grab two, grab as many as you like - and enjoy your pulled pork meal!
Veggies & Potatoes
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Shishito peppers are a fun and easy side - with a surprise factor, as about 1 in 10 is really spicy! All healthy and seasoned with just a little bit of oil and salt.
Air Fryer Broccoli
Broccoli pairs so well with pulled pork, and this easy recipe is made with frozen broccoli for an even easier side.
Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic
Green beans is another veggie that pairs super well with any type of meat - and it's so easy to make. This version with garlic and lemon will make a great side for pulled pork.
Air Fryer Cauliflower
This roasted cauliflower side matches the flavors of pulled pork with a rub made from smoked paprika, cumin & cayenne.
Sweet corn on the cob just got a makeover - it became more fun, and easier to eat! Corn ribs might just be the best idea this year and I can't wait to throw them on the grill this summer.
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon
Sweet potatoes of any kind is a great side for pulled pork - and this delicious alternative to sweet potato fries is no exception. Easy to make in your air fryer, with an extra flavor twist from cinnamon.
Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes is delicious with pulled pork, but can get a bit heavy with all that cream and butter. This recipe uses yoghurt instead, for a lighter, healthier version that's just as delicious!
If your craving tater tots but want to keep it a bit healthier, these cauliflower tots are just what you need! Make them in the air fryer or in the oven.
Oven Roasted Vegetables
Mix up your favorite veggies and roast them in the oven until tender - it's a side as old as time, but for good reason! This version has a touch of both Parmesan cheese and gorgonzola to kick it all up a notch, as well as cherry tomatoes which might be the best veggie to roast - ever.
Crispy Potato Wedges
Potato wedges might be the healthy version of french fries - but I say it's the best version of french fries. This version has a touch of Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs, and the option to serve with a spicy chipotle sauce that will go great with your pulled pork as well!
A classic side for pulled pork, this version of baked beans has pineapple, bacon and maple syrup. Loaded with flavor and sure to hit the spot!
Arugula & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
This super quick green salad is loaded with acidity, which will work wonders to cut the heaviness of your pulled pork. Peppery, salty & sweet this is my go-to for any dinner that's heavy on the protein!
This Asian slaw has all the crunchiness of a coleslaw, and none of the mayo. Instead it's loaded with delicious Asian flavors from soy sauce and sesame oil - and will give your pulled pork dinner a fun twist.
Avocado Mango Salad
This Avocado Mango Salad is almost like a salsa, topped with crunchy peanuts for extra texture. The sweet mango, creamy avocado and salty peanuts will complement your pulled pork perfectly.
Broccoli Crunch Salad
Loaded with nutrients this Broccoli Crunch Salad is a great bet when it comes to healthy sides. Cranberries, sunflower seeds and bacon give it an extra interesting taste and texture.
Caulislaw is a fun take on a classic coleslaw. With cauliflower instead of cabbage, it's loaded with a mayonniase dressing packed full of flavors. Great as a side, and even better for topping your pulled pork sandwich!
Corn Tomato Avocado Salad
Another salad with simple ingredients that packs a punch of flavors. Easy to make with only healthy ingredients.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Not only does this Cucumber Salad have pickled onions for loads of extra flavor, but it's also healthier and lighter made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Cool flavors perfect to balance a spicier pulled pork!
Sweetheart Cabbage Salad
Roasted Sweetheart Cabbage is a perfect side for pulled pork, either served as on its own or in a salad, like here - with spinach, spicy flavor packed chickpeas and Parmesan cheese.
Creamy Vegan Potato Salad
A creamy potato salad is a must-have side for pulled pork - and why not go for a healthier option, entirely without mayonnaise? This version is super creamy, vegan, and with a good touch of pepperiness from Dijon mustard.
Barbecue sauce is a must for bbq pulled pork! Not only is this version all done in 2 minutes, it's also gluten free and easy to just mix together without any simmering.
Blue Cheese Sauce
Cool blue cheese sauce is perfect for spicy pulled pork. This version is super easy to make in under 5 minutes, and has just 6 ingredients.
Tzatsiki is another great sauce for spicy pulled pork. It's quick and easy to make, but requires a bit of time for the flavors to really settle - so make sure to make it well ahead of time!