Vegan Side Dish Recipes

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Vegan Baked Beans

Rating: 3.7 stars
There is no meat in this hearty side dish, just the great sweet and tangy flavors of delicious baked beans.

Grilled Yellow Squash

Rating: 4.54 stars
This is a tasty way to use up all the yellow squash you have pouring out of your garden every summer. I also do this same thing with zucchini.

Vegan Curried Rice

Rating: 4.09 stars
Simple but delicious curried rice that will go well with essentially any meal.

Vegan Refried Beans

Rating: 3.81 stars
Refried beans, great rolled up in tortillas with avocado, cheese, lettuce, salsa and sour cream.

Sugar Snap Peas

Rating: 4.59 stars
Delicious and easy recipe for sugar snap peas!

Vegan Potatoes au Gratin

Rating: 4.43 stars
A vegan version of a popular dish that non-vegans will enjoy.

Baked Mushrooms and Potatoes with Spinach

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is a tasty, thrifty comfort food which is healthy and can be changed to fit any lifestyle. Add some cheese or bacon bits for a different twist.
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Ethiopian Cabbage Dish

Rating: 4.58 stars
My Ethiopian friend brought this dish to a potluck and I've been making it ever since. It is healthy and delicious. Do not add liquid. The cabbage and potatoes release enough moisture on their own.

Spanish Rice II

Rating: 4.47 stars
Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.

Country Style Fried Potatoes

Rating: 4.58 stars
These fried potatoes are the perfect companion for bacon and eggs. You may use oil instead of shortening if you wish.

Fried Plantains

Rating: 4.45 stars
Fried plantains are a traditional treat in many parts of the world. Try them once and you'll be hooked. Overly ripe plantains work best for this recipe.

Black Beans

Rating: 4.19 stars
Black bean stew to serve with rice and your desired meat dish. Makes large servings.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy, Healthy Indian Side Dishes

A great way to boost the nutrition in your meals is to pair main dishes with healthy vegetable sides instead of white rice or breads.

Crispy Baby Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars

Baby potatoes, garlic powder, dried parsley, and a little salt and pepper is all that you need for these little gems. Easy to prepare and they can be made well in advance, a bonus when planning a dinner party or for an easy night meal. I've used parsley and garlic but you can choose any seasoning that will complement your meal.