Vegetarian Bean and Pea Side Dish Recipes

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad II

Rating: 4.39 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

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.

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Refried Beans Without the Refry
Rating: Unrated
Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.
Garlic Teriyaki Edamame
Rating: Unrated
One of my favorite sushi restaurants had this yummy edamame dish, so I tried to duplicate it at home. I think I came pretty close.

Air Fryer Falafel

Rating: 4.67 stars

Once you've soaked your chickpeas, you can use a food processor and an air fryer to quickly bake these spicy falafel patties. Serve with your favorite garnishes and sauce.