Whether you’re a Vegan for health, religious or ethical reasons or because you really love your veggies (and why shouldn’t you show-off), having Vegan sides as options can be a surprisingly addition to your Thanksgiving Spread. I set out to find some I thought were amazing and awesome enough to try. I also decided to add a little twist; I set up a challenge for myself to see if I could find recepies that would meet the two following criteria
- Most of the items had to have something, if not everything, in season
- The items had to be something I could get locally
Here’s some epic vegan sides for Thanksgiving to give a try.
- Andrea’s Raw Brussel Sprouts – Maple syrup based dressing? Hell Yes
- Minimalist Baker Vegan Mashed Potatoes – Obviously, you’re gonna need potatoes for your dinner, give this one from The Minmalist Baker a try
- Spinach Artichoke Dip – A great starter before dinner time. Who doesn’t love a gooey, “cheesy” treat before the feasting begins?
- Gena Hamshaw’s Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potato, Kale and Pesto Vinnagrette – Combines Sweet Potato and Kale, which should be in season by the time Thanksgiving week kicks in. While you’re there, be sure to give her cookbook a look
- Roasted Root Vegetables with Romensco Sauce – Romenesco is a spicy sauce from Spain that gives these Autumn root vegetables some kick.
- Vegan Pomegranate Quinoa Salad – Pomegranate might seem a bit out of place on the thanksgiving table, but it adds a sweetness to otherwise savory sides.
- Vegan Apple Pie recipe – Ending this list and your meal on a sweeter note.
Credits to the LA Times seasonal produce guide for the list of seasonal fruits and veggies available to us now. Credit also goes to the websites above for sharing with the world via the internet these recipes for us all to enjoy.
What did you think about our list? Did we miss anything? Are there any other sides you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments below.