Vegetarian Bean and Pea Side Dish Recipes

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad II

Rating: 4.38 stars
Quick, easy, refreshing and healthy! Most of the ingredients you already have in your home!

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
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Vegetarian Bean Curry

Rating: 4.41 stars
This is a basic recipe that you can play with for seasonings and ingredients. My first batch was good, but since then I've experimented with more or less spice, other veggies like mushrooms, and meat. It's different every time I make it now. Serve over basmati rice with naan bread.

Tofu Salad

Rating: 4.39 stars
This salad has tofu, snow peas, ginger and garlic!

Pav Bhaji

Rating: 4.1 stars
This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. You may have to go to a nearby Asian Indian store to get the 'Pav Bhaji Masala' that is the special spice to bring the flavor (Masala means spice). Pav is actually the buns. Bhaji is the vegetables cooked with spice.

Pakistani Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.34 stars
This cheap and very easy Pakistani meal is usually eaten with Basmati rice, tossed salad, and hot pickles. It is relatively quick to make, and tastes even better the second day.

Chaat - Dahi Batata Puri

Rating: 4.92 stars
Chaat is a broad term that encompasses many different dishes. This recipe is made of yogurt and potatoes and other chaat sauces. You may need to make a trip to an Indian grocery store to stock up on spherical 'puris' (also called as pani-puri puris), 'sev', green chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney. I have tried here to give as many substitutions as possible, if you are unable to go to an Indian grocery store. However, you will definitely lose the authentic taste if you make substitutions. If you can find them, use black salt in place of the rock salt, spherical puris in place of the wheat crackers, and plain sev in place of the crushed potato chips.

Real Hummus

Rating: 4.55 stars
This hummus is a family recipe passed down from many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Vegetarian Refried Beans

Rating: 4.44 stars
Traditional vegetarian refried beans that taste great with hardly any fat!

Moroccan Lentil Salad

Rating: 4.44 stars
A quick, colorful and spicy protein-rich salad or side dish

Best Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.63 stars
This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese.

Quick and Easy Refried Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Green Beans with Cream Cheese
Rating: Unrated
With only 3 ingredients, these easy-to-make green beans will have even the pickiest of kids eating them. Adults love them too!
Cream Peas
Rating: Unrated
In my search for a good cream pea recipe, I found many, but none that quite matched what I wanted. So I took to my own creativity and came up with this absolutely fabulous recipe. We love it so much we have this on the side quite often.

Escarole and Beans

Rating: 4.67 stars

This is a creamy concoction of escarole and beans. It's rich, and it's divine! It's also best served with a warm crusty Italian bread.