Side Dish Recipes
Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads! We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad! It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious! I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!
I love roasted squash in the cooler months! It is packed with nutrients and has a naturally sweet flavor. This salad combines it with colorful pomegranate seeds, and a tangy spicy dressing. It is healthy, delicious and perfect for serving with your holiday meal!
Green bean casserole is a holiday classic I enjoyed growing up so now as an adult, I make a veganized version! The original one used a can of cream of mushroom soup and green beans, but for mine I make my own mushroom sauce and use frozen green beans and I think it tastes even better! Plus it is gluten and dairy free!
One of my favorite things to enjoy during the cooler months is root vegetables! They are good for you, and really delicious! I think they taste the best when roasted, because it brings out all of their sweet flavor. They make the perfect side dish, and would even be great for Thanksgiving dinner!
When the weather starts to get cooler, I love roasting vegetables to enjoy them warm instead of just cold in a salad. This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas is easy to make, healthy and so good! It is packed with fiber, nutrients, and contains anti inflammatory benefits thanks to the turmeric! This makes a nice side dish alongside something with protein, or it could even be a lighter main dish if you wanted to make it two servings, since the chickpeas have protein.
In late summer when the weather starts to cool off a little but it isn’t quite soup weather yet, it is the perfect time for a hearty grain salad. Like this wild rice and corn salad! This salad is filled with colorful veggies, crunchy hazelnuts and is coated in a tangy vinaigrette. It is delicious, healthy and easy to make!
This time of the year when fresh produce is abundant, I like to make lots of salads. I use tomatoes often, sometimes just by themselves, but I also like to combine them with other fruit like the nectarines in this one. I also add in sweet corn which is at its peak of season right now, along with fresh mint for freshness, and a little lemon to make the flavors pop. Lastly a bit of vegan mozzarella cheese for a little richness. This salad is so simple to make but so good and so healthy!
I love a good potato salad in the summer! But sometimes I like to switch it up and make something with a non-mayo based dressing. This potato salad has a light flavorful dressing with a bit of spice, and colorful veggies. It is the perfect side dish for a summer picnic!
I love sauerkraut! I used to always buy it at the store, but I decided to start making my own a while back and it is so easy and kind of fun, because you can add your own flavors to it! One of my favorites is to combine red cabbage and beets, like in this recipe here. I add ginger and garlic to give it loads of flavor, and it is good on sandwiches, as a side dish, on top of salads or Buddha bowls, or just to snack on!
Blueberries and sweet corn scream summer! I love them together in something like a blueberry cornmeal cake or corn cakes, but I like them together in a salad as well, like this simple easy to make salad! It is only 5 ingredients, comes together in a few minutes and it is so refreshing and delicious! It is even good made ahead of time to bring to a picnic or gathering the next day.