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Recipes » Side Dishes

Pineapple “Fried” Rice

The sweet, tangy pineapple brightens this fried rice dish, and serrano pepper brings the heat. It comes together especially fast if you keep a pot of cooked brown rice on hand in the refrigerator to use for stir-fries, wraps, and as a complement for bean dishes throughout the week.

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Texas Caviar

This is a wonderful summer salad that’s full of fresh garden flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients. The jalapeño peppers give it a little kick that pairs deliciously with the earthy sweetness of the black-eyed peas.

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Blueberry Chickpea Salad

Blueberries are nature’s candy, except their sweetness is all natural and they’re brimming with antioxidants and other nutrients. In this salad, they add a burst of freshness that’s perfect for the summer months!

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Oven “Fried” Tofu

This is a super easy and delicious way to bake tofu. Tossing the tofu cubes in almond meal and nutritional yeast before baking gives them a crispier texture, as well as a slightly nutty flavor. It’s a delicious addition to almost any dish that you would usually eat with tofu.

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Curried Rice Salad

The sweetness of the currants contrasts well with the lively curry flavor. If you don’t have currants, use raisins or any other dried fruit. Serve this salad on a bed of greens—such as spinach, arugula, or field greens—for a nice lunch.

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Tempeh With Ginger Marinade

The secret to making a really good marinade is finding the right balance between sweet, savory, and acidic elements. In this dish, the brightness of the orange and the ginger work really well together, and adding the slightest bit of sweetener brings out their flavors even more.

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Mango Ceviche With Kale

Ceviche is a raw fish dish traditionally prepared in countries like Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile. This plant-based ceviche is an easy and refreshing recipe that is great during warmer months. Even with very few ingredients, its flavor is exquisite!

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Baked Falafel

The fresh herbs in this baked falafel add a bright flavor and an ever so slight bitterness that goes really well with the warmer, slightly sweet cumin. Enjoy with your favorite whole wheat pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

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Buckwheat Bread

Buckwheat bread is a delicious, super healthy, gluten-free alternative to your traditional loaf. Despite its name, “buckwheat” isn’t actually in the wheat family.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes might not be something that many people would associate with healthy plant-based eating, but there’s no reason why they can’t be. This rich and creamy dish is wholesome, but also the epitome of comfort food.

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Smoky Beans

This dish has a perfect combination of smoky ingredients that goes really well with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the carrots. The secret to achieving a rich texture is to puree half of the beans.

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Bourbon Mushrooms

Bourbon mushrooms are traditionally prepared with butter, cream, and beef broth and served with a side of steak. In this recipe, it's the mushrooms that absorb the unique flavors of the savory sauce, while also adding a chewy texture.

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Baked Tomatoes with Lentils

Compared to other dried beans, lentils cook quickly and easily. They work well in stuffings and loaves. I especially like them with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and oregano. To make a heartier stuffing, I like to use whole grain bread crumbs.

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Potato Rolls

Potato rolls have a softer, more moist texture than the traditional dinner rolls you might be used to, and they’re versatile enough to go with almost any meal you would normally eat with bread.

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Pigeon Pea Escabeche

These marinated pigeon peas, high in protein and fiber, are ideal for the holiday season. Enjoy with baked cassava, baked tortilla chips, or as a filling for a burrito or wrap. The flavors intensify in the refrigerator overnight.

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Carrot Fries

These crispy carrot fries are a super quick and easy side dish or snack. Seasoned to perfection, these fries are packed with beta carotene and are anything but boring.

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Sweet Potato Cornbread

Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to chili and so many other comforting dishes. This version puts a new spin on an old favorite with the addition of sweet potato.

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Chorizo Hash

This healthy version of the traditional Mexican sausage makes a tasty side dish for your favorite brunch. It’s so fun to make, you can even get the kids involved. These can be prepared as patties or as a hash.

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