Nov 14, 2023
50 Thanksgiving Side Dishes – Recipes by Love and Lemons

Whether you’re seeking classic Thanksgiving recipes or something totally new, you’re sure to love one (or more!) of these 50 Thanksgiving side dishes.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes

Roast turkey and pumpkin pie may have permanent spots on your Thanksgiving menu, but if you’re anything like me, you like to throw new Thanksgiving side dishes into the mix every now and again. If you’re looking for new Thanksgiving recipes, read on to find over 50 of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. With ideas ranging from classics like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole to inventive stuffings and soups, you’re sure to find a dish (or two!) you’ll love.

Classic Casserole and Stuffing Thanksgiving Recipes

If you want a classic Thanksgiving menu, these side dishes belong on your table. They include staples like green bean and sweet potato casserole, as well as a few unique twists on homemade stuffing.

Best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe

Best Stuffing

Based on my mom’s classic recipe, this rich, savory stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. It’s moist and gooey in the middle, crisp on top, and brimming with flavor from leeks, celery, and fresh herbs. Try it once, and you’ll never get the boxed kind again!

Sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

You won’t miss the marshmallows in this savory sweet potato casserole. I top a creamy, gingery layer of sweet potatoes with a crisp, toasty pecan crumble and plenty of fresh herbs.

Green bean casserole

Green Bean Casserole

No canned soup here! This from-scratch green bean casserole recipe features fresh green beans, crispy baked onions, and a rich, creamy homemade mushroom sauce.

Baked mac and cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Our kiddo LOVES this mac and cheese recipe, so it’s a new staple among our family’s Thanksgiving side dishes. It’s insanely cheesy, so creamy, and baked with crispy breadcrumbs on top.

Mushroom and Sage Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Vegan Stuffing

This hearty stuffing is made with crusty bread, fresh herbs, celery, onions, and mushrooms for an umami kick. Olive oil acts as a flavorful substitute for the traditional butter.

Thanksgiving Cornbread stuffing recipe

Cornbread Stuffing

If having cornbread stuffing on your Thanksgiving table is a must, try this recipe for a fun twist! Mixed with poblanos and dried currants, it’s delectably spicy and sweet.

Potato Thanksgiving Side Dishes

4 mashes, plus 3 delicious recipes for crispy roasted potatoes! Try any of them—among these Thanksgiving side dishes, you really can’t go wrong.

Creamy mashed potatoes

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these are the best mashed potatoes I’ve tried! Loaded up with butter, milk, and sour cream, they’re ultra-rich and blissfully creamy. Serve them topped with (more) butter or savory mushroom gravy.

Oven Roasted Potatoes in bowl with serving tongs

Oven Roasted Potatoes

Crispy on the outside, creamy in the middle, and tossed in a zingy lemon-rosemary dressing, these easy roasted potatoes are always a hit.

Garlic mashed potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I make these creamy mashed potatoes without any dairy! They get their luscious texture and rich flavor from olive oil, roasted garlic, and a good splash of starchy potato cooking water.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Hasselback potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

These retro potatoes are cut into thin slices most of the way through but left intact at the bottom. They look impressive and taste DELICIOUS, with crisp edges, tender middles, and lots of garlic butter on top.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes - Instant Pot mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Score yourself some extra space on the stove this Thanksgiving, and make your mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot! They’re smooth, creamy, rich, buttery, and SO darn convenient. One of our new favorite Thanksgiving side dishes!

Smashed potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Served hot from the baking sheet, these tasty taters have ultra-crispy edges. Dress them up with sprinkles of Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and red pepper flakes.

Cauliflower mashed potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

If you’re a fan of creamy mashed potatoes, you’ll love this recipe! You can’t taste the cauliflower, but it makes these mashed potatoes extra fluffy, smooth, and light.

Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Not one for sweet potato casserole? Try one of these Thanksgiving side dishes instead!

Best Thanksgiving recipes - Mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Jack goes crazy for regular mashed potatoes, but me, I’m obsessed with these mashed sweets. They’re super smooth and creamy, and ginger and rosemary fill them with cozy fall flavor.

Baked sweet potatoes on a plate

Traditional Baked Sweet Potato

Good Thanksgiving recipes don’t have to be complicated! With crispy skins and smooth, sweet flesh, these easy baked sweet potatoes would be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

Roasted root vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

This easy side dish will be a sleeper hit on your Thanksgiving table. The medley of roasted sweet potatoes and humble root veggies looks unassuming, but it’s incredibly flavorful, drizzled with an infused sage oil and topped with crispy sage leaves.

Wild rice pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf

This simple pilaf is flecked with tender roasted sweet potatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, and herbs. It would be a fresh, festive alternative to sweet potato casserole–or even stuffing–on a Thanksgiving menu.

Vegetable Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Looking for the crispiest Brussels sprouts? The best-ever green beans? A few out-of-the-box recipes to freshen up your holiday rotation? These are the Thanksgiving side dishes for you.

Roasted Brussels sprouts in bowl with spoon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A zingy lemon Parmesan dressing takes these crispy roasted Brussels sprouts over the top.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes - Creamed spinach

Creamed Spinach

This recipe is the perfect last-minute Thanksgiving side dish. You can make it in 15 minutes, and it’s fresh, bright, and delicious. Use coconut milk to make it dairy-free!

Best Thanksgiving recipes - Roasted carrots

Roasted Carrots

A tangy yogurt sauce and sprinkles of nutty, aromatic dukkah balance the natural sweetness of these vibrant roasted carrots.

Sautéed Brussels sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Oven at its max? Sauté your Brussels sprouts instead of roasting them.

Thanksgiving sides - Roasted vegetables recipe

Roasted Vegetables

Sage, rosemary, and an apple cider vinaigrette add bold autumn flavor to these colorful roasted veggies.

Green beans almondine

Green Beans Almondine

Skip the green bean casserole this year, and add these glossy green beans to your Thanksgiving menu instead!

Best Thanksgiving side dishes - mashed cauliflower recipe

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

This creamy mash is lighter than mashed potatoes, but it’s no less delicious.

Mushroom gravy over mashed cauliflower

Mushroom Gravy

Even meat lovers will fall for this velvety (vegan) mushroom gravy! It’s perfect for ladling over mashed potatoes, stuffing, and more.

Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted with honey and balsamic, these sprouts are crispy, caramelized, and packed with amazing sweet and tangy flavor.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Roasted beets

Roasted Beets

The ultimate make-ahead Thanksgiving side dish! You can roast the beets up to 3 days before the big meal. Then, toss them with herbs, oranges, and a squeeze of lemon when you’re ready to eat.

Best Thanksgiving recipes - Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Dress up simple roasted cauliflower with lemon zest and fresh herbs, and it becomes a delectable Thanksgiving side dish! The cauliflower is good warm or at room temperature, so feel free to roast it up to a few hours in advance.

Sautéed green beans

Sautéed Green Beans

This recipe is one of the simplest Thanksgiving side dishes, and if you ask me, it’s also one of the best. Featuring a lemon dressing and fresh thyme, it’s bright, colorful, and easy to make.

Squash Thanksgiving Side Dishes

I can never plan a Thanksgiving menu without including a squash recipe. It’s one of the most versatile, flavorful veggies of the season. Why not show it off in our autumn feast?

Thanksgiving side dishes - stuffed acorn squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you’re serving vegan or vegetarian guests at Thanksgiving, this recipe would be a great one to add to your menu. The hearty stuffed squash is a fantastic meatless main, but if you’re tucking into turkey, it’ll make an excellent side dish, too.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes - delicata squash with apples and sage

Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples & Sage

This recipe falls into my favorite category of Thanksgiving side dishes: those that showcase fall produce at its finest. It’s a delicious, sweet and savory mix of squash, apples, kale, and fresh herbs.

Honeynut squash

Roasted Honeynut Squash

Have you tried honeynut squash? This mini butternut has exceptionally sweet, creamy flesh. Roasted with a maple glaze and served over whipped ricotta, it would be a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Butternut squash mac and cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This ultra-creamy macaroni and cheese will be a HUGE holiday hit! Pureed roasted squash, ground sage, and nutmeg add cozy fall flavor to the luscious sauce.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash on a serving platter

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted with maple syrup, olive oil, herbs, and salt and pepper, this acorn squash is a simple, elegant Thanksgiving side dish.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Roasted kabocha squash with sesame seeds and scallions

Roasted Kabocha Squash

My sesame ginger dressing adds savory, nutty flavor to these creamy wedges of roasted kabocha squash.

Best Thanksgiving side dishes - Roasted butternut squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

An easy, last-minute side dish that doesn’t skimp on flavor! You only need olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of herbs to make simple roasted butternut squash a Thanksgiving-worthy side dish.

Salad Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These Thanksgiving side dishes will add a bright pop of color and fresh flavor to your holiday meal.

Thanksgiving recipes - Arugula salad

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Don’t mistake this recipe for a plain old green salad! Even though it’s easy to make, it tastes sophisticated and complex. Sweet, juicy roasted grapes mingle with nutty Parmesan and crunchy roasted almonds, and a bright lemon vinaigrette ties it all together.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Homemade Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

This recipe is always a crowd pleaser! My easy Greek yogurt Caesar dressing fills it with tangy, briny flavor.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Farro salad

Farro Salad

Nutty farro plays off sweet apples and dates, a tangy dressing, and bitter greens in this simple, yet unexpected, salad. To get ahead, cook the farro and make the dressing a day in advance.

Thanksgiving side dishes - green bean salad

Green Bean Salad

A simpler, fresher alternative to classic green bean casserole.

Thanksgiving recipes - Roasted Beet Salad

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Balsamic

For a really gorgeous Thanksgiving side dish, make this salad with as many types of beets as you can find. Filled with jeweled yellows, pinks, and reds, it’ll be a stunning addition to your holiday menu.

Best Thanksgiving recipes - Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry Salad

This salad is basically fall in a bowl! It’s packed with roasted squash, nutty wheat berries, dried cranberries, fresh sage… Could anything be more autumnal?

Thanksgiving pear salad recipe

Pear Salad with Balsamic and Walnuts

Whisk together the balsamic vinaigrette a day or two ahead of time, and this pear salad will be a breeze to assemble right before you eat.

Roasted butternut squash salad

Butternut Squash Salad

A lightly creamy, cumin-spiced dressing adds earthy, aromatic flavor to this roasted squash salad.

Thanksgiving side dishes - Best Kale Salad recipe

Kale Salad

Add tons of color to your Thanksgiving table with this rainbow kale salad! To get ahead, you can toss the kale with the vibrant dressing up to two days in advance. Then, sprinkle on the toppings right before you eat.

Slaw Thanksgiving Recipes

When it comes to Thanksgiving side dishes, slaws are often overlooked. But in my opinion, they’re a fantastic addition to a holiday menu. They offer a crisp, refreshing contrast to heavier fare like stuffing and mashed potatoes. Plus, they’re perfect for making ahead!

Thanksgiving side dishes - Shaved Brussels sprout salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

I bring this salad to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner every year. It has 8 ingredients, it’s lemony and bright, and it keeps well if you make it ahead of time. What’s not to love?

Thanksgiving side dishes - best broccoli salad

Best Broccoli Salad

This recipe only gets better if you make it ahead of time. Toss the broccoli, onion, and cranberries in the lightly creamy, tangy dressing up to 2 days in advance. Just wait to add the smoky roasted nuts until right before you eat.

Best Thanksgiving recipes - kohlrabi apple slaw

Kohlrabi Slaw

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving sides that are easy to pull together at the last minute, this sweet and tangy slaw is for you. It’s made with just 10 ingredients and comes together in no time.

Soup Thanksgiving Recipes

Soup is a perfect way to start a Thanksgiving meal. It’s simple, comforting, flavorful. And conveniently, it almost always tastes better on the second day than it does on the first. If you can, I highly recommend making these Thanksgiving recipes ahead.

Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger, rosemary, and sage infuse this creamy butternut squash soup with warming autumn flavor.

Thanksgiving recipes - Cauliflower soup

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Your guests will never guess that this creamy cauliflower soup is totally dairy-free! It’s rich and velvety, but blended cauliflower – not milk or cream – creates its luscious texture.

Acorn squash soup

Acorn Squash Soup

I love the way that crunchy toppings contrast with this sublimely creamy, cozy soup. Pile your bowl with toasted pepitas or homemade croutons before you dig in!

Thanksgiving side dishes - Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

This cream of mushroom soup is too good to hide in a green bean casserole! Savory, tangy, and

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Nov 8, 2023
35 Best Soup Recipes – Love and Lemons

If there’s one thing I love about cold weather, it’s soup! Read on to find over 30 easy soup recipes I’ll be making all fall and winter long.

best soup recipes

Soup season is here! There’s a lot to love about fall – beautiful weather, changing leaves, cozy baked goods, and hot drinks – but the soup recipes are hands down my favorite part. I adore soup. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love packing up the leftovers so that I can enjoy it again the next day. When I’m stressed, I turn to soup because I find it meditative to cook. When I’m snowed in, I turn to it because I keep a stash stored away in my freezer. And when I’m in need of a healthy reset, I turn to it because it just makes me feel good inside.

To celebrate the start of soup season, I’m sharing my best tips for making soup recipes, as well as 35 of my favorite soups. In addition to classics like French Onion and Butternut Squash Soup, you’ll find a host of inventive, veggie-forward soup recipes like Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup and a creamy White Bean Chili. I love them all, and I hope that you do too.

Best Tips for Making Soup Recipes

1. Season to taste. Raw vegetable ingredients need seasoning, and vegetable broths vary in salt level. If your soup is bland, don’t hesitate to add generous pinches of salt and lots of fresh black pepper. Taste as you go!

2. Drizzle with olive oil. I always finish soups with a generous drizzle of olive oil. It adds richness and makes the flavors sing.

3. Save some for lunch! Soup often tastes better on the second day, so be sure to make enough to have leftovers. Most soup recipes also freeze well for up to a few months. Check out this post for my best freezing tips!

4. Spice to your level. Customizing your soup is the fun, creative part of cooking soup recipes. If you’re making a recipe that calls for lots of spice but you prefer milder flavors, start with less. If you like things spicy, add more! Taste as you cook, and adjust the flavors to make something you really love.

Favorite Autumn Soup Recipes

In Chicago, soup season lasts from September to…well, way later than it should. I make soup recipes the whole way through, but I especially crave them now, in the heart of autumn. These 5 easy soup recipes are my favorites at this time of year. They’re cozy, comforting, and/or filled with aromatic flavor from herbs like rosemary, sage, and thyme.

Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger, rosemary, and sage fill this soup with cozy autumn flavor. Lightly creamy, warming, and nourishing, it’s my go-to recipe for a cool fall night.

Wild rice soup

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

It might not look like it, but this soup’s base isn’t made with dairy. Instead, it gets its creamy texture from blended white beans, cashews, and savory miso paste.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Don’t even think about adding this cream of mushroom soup to your next green bean casserole! Brimming with rich, savory flavor, it’s meant to be enjoyed all on its own.

Potato leek soup

Potato Leek Soup

If you see a bunch of beautiful fall leeks at the farmers market or store, snatch them up to make this recipe. It’s a lighter version of the classic soup, made with blended white beans instead of heavy cream.

Broccoli cheddar soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

You can whip up this rich, cheesy soup in right around 30 minutes, which makes it one of the quickest recipes on this list. Top it off with homemade croutons for an easy, comforting cold weather meal.

Smoky, Spicy Soups and Chilis

Bring on the heat! Seasonings like smoked paprika, canned chipotles in adobo sauce, and fresh and dried chiles fill these hearty soup recipes with bold flavor.

Vegetarian chili

Easy Vegetarian Chili

Do we count chili as a soup? I’m on the fence, but I still had to include this recipe here. It’s super quick and easy to make, and on a cold night, its smoky/spicy flavor will warm you up in no time.

Best Corn chowder

Yellow Split Pea Soup

Yellow split peas mingle with the fresh corn kernels in this vegan riff on corn chowder, making it extra-hearty and super fun to eat. It’s delicious on its own, but I like it even more with crispy, smoky coconut bacon on top!

White bean chili with cilantro and avocado

White Bean Soup

This white bean soup is my spin on creamy chicken chili (minus the chicken, of course). Green chiles and fresh lime juice fill it with addictive zingy flavor. Pile your bowl with avocado, cilantro, and jalapeños, and serve with tortilla chips!

Creamy potato soup - easy Soup Recipes

Creamy Potato Soup

Can comfort food be…healthy? This recipe answers with a resounding, “YES!” It’s thick, creamy, and packed with smoky flavor, but it’s entirely plant-based. Instead of heavy cream, blended white beans and potatoes create its luscious texture.

Tortilla soup topped with avocado, radishes, and crispy tortilla strips

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Potentially one of my all-time favorite soup recipes! A blended corn tortilla thickens its rich, flavorful tomato and chile broth. Don’t skip the toppings here – crispy tortilla strips, avocado, sliced radishes, and Cotija cheese take this soup to a whole new level.

Best Black Bean Soup Recipe

Black Bean Soup

This black bean soup is creamy, spicy, and satisfying, but best of all, it’s really darn easy to make. It has a permanent spot in my regular recipe rotation, and I think it will in yours, too!

Easy Blended Soup Recipes

Traditional puréed soup recipes commonly call for butter, heavy cream, or whole milk, but you won’t find any of those ingredients in the creamy soups below. Instead, blended vegetables give each one its smooth, velvety texture. Yum!

Acorn squash soup

Acorn Squash Soup

Butternut isn’t the only squash that can blend into a delicious soup! Roasted acorn squash gives this one its sublimely creamy texture and rich flavor.

Homemade Tomato soup recipe

Tomato Basil Soup

This rich, savory soup stars roasted fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones. I love to make it in late summer to preserve the last tomatoes of the season. It freezes perfectly!

Sweet potato soup

Sweet Potato Soup

Two bowls for me, please! Given that I’m a massive sweet potato fan, it’s probably not surprising that I adore this soup. It’s tangy, sweet, and smoky, and the blended sweet potato gives it a mouthwatering velvety texture.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Soup

Tasting this soup, you’d never guess that it’s totally dairy-free. It’s creamy, tangy, rich, and satisfying—everything cheesy broccoli soup should be!

Tomato soup

Tomato Soup

This classic tomato soup calls for basic pantry ingredients, so it’s a staple in my kitchen all soup season long. It’s the perfect partner for a gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

You only need 7 ingredients to make this energizing, refreshing carrot ginger soup! If you can get your hands on a bunch of carrots with good greens, make sure to blend up the carrot top pesto to drizzle on top.

Healthy soup recipes - roasted red pepper soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

A fan favorite from our first cookbook, this bright red soup is super easy to make! Serve it with homemade focaccia or a big hunk of crusty bread for a quick, healthy, and comforting dinner.

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower Soup

Roasted garlic, shallots, and miso fill this creamy veggie soup with nutty, savory flavor.

Homemade Curried Soup Recipes

If you have a jar of red curry paste or a jumble of curry spices in your pantry, you’re well on your way to making a flavorful pot of soup!

Best Lentil Soup

Best Lentil Soup

If you open your pantry, you’ll likely find all the ingredients to this bright, warming, and weeknight-friendly lentil soup inside. It’s one of our favorites and a fan favorite, too!

Homemade soup recipes - Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin Soup

This fall, Jack and I have eaten this ultra-creamy pumpkin soup more times than we can count. Still, we’re nowhere near tired of it. Spices like turmeric, ginger, cumin, and cardamom pack it with warm curry flavor.

Red Curry with rice

Red Curry Lemongrass Soup

1 soup, 3 ways! Make this Thai-inspired recipe as written for a light, brothy vegetable soup, bulk it up with baked tofu, or add coconut milk for a creamy broth. Whichever option you pick, serve it with a scoop of freshly cooked rice.

Easy soup recipes - Curried Cauliflower Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup

The beauty of this soup isn’t just its creamy texture, golden color, and bright curry flavor. It’s also a breeze to make! On a busy weeknight, you can get it on the table in 30 minutes flat.

Coconut carrot gazpacho

Carrot Coconut Soup

I think of this recipe as a “gazpacho” because it comes together easily in the blender. Chill it if you want to eat it gazpacho-style, but if you’re craving something warm, it’s equally good after a few minutes on the stove.

All About the Onions

You’ll find onions in almost every recipe in this post, but most often, they’re playing a supporting role. In the recipes below, they’re finally front and center, filling each soup with rich flavor.

French onion soup

French Onion Soup

This easy French onion soup recipe will rival any you’ve had at a restaurant. Topped with crispy, cheesy baguette, it’s rich, comforting, and packed with umami flavor.

Best Mushroom Soup Recipe

Oyster Mushroom Soup

This brothy soup is light and nourishing, but that doesn’t mean it’s bland. A whole lotta leeks create its savory, umami base, and miso, lemongrass, celery, ginger, tamari, and rice vinegar amp up its flavor even more.

Potato Leek Chowder

Vegan Potato, Leek & Artichoke Chowder, page 91 of Love & Lemons Every Day

This hearty soup is like a plant-based cross between potato leek soup and clam chowder. Blended potatoes and cashews give it its rich, creamy texture, while leeks, artichokes, and capers pack it with briny, savory flavor.

Nourishing Noodle Soup Recipes

You won’t find any chicken in these noodle soup recipes, but trust me, you won’t miss it. Each one is wholesome, energizing, and fun—the perfect pick-me-up for a cold, cloudy day, or anytime you’re under the weather.

Tortellini soup

Tortellini Soup

Chewy, cheesy tortellini make this brothy soup a satisfying meal on its own. Serve it with dollops of kale pesto to take it over the top.

Vegan ramen

Vegan Ramen

Homemade mushroom broth creates a flavorful base for this savory, slurp-able vegan ramen.

Vegan Pho

Easy Vegetarian Pho

In Austin, we lived just down the street from a Vietnamese restaurant that made the most amazing vegetarian pho. After ordering it on repeat for years, I finally developed my own version at home. Made with an aromatic broth, it’s light, nourishing, and delicious.

Pasta e fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

Filled with veggies, beans, and pasta, this classic Italian soup is a meal in a bowl! Tip: Toss a Parmesan rind into the simmering pot to add rich, umami flavor.

Best Noodle Soup Recipe

Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup

This invigorating recipe will brighten up the darkest days! Sunny turmeric and tangy citrus juices give the broth its vibrant color and flavor.


Minestrone Soup

To me, classic minestrone soup is pure comfort. The herb-flecked tomato broth is so flavorful, and I love the way the chewy noodles play off the creamy beans and tender veggies. Serve it with crusty bread and a shower of Parmesan cheese for a soul-warming winter meal.

Ginger Miso Soup Recipe

Ginger Miso Soup

Craving a classic miso soup? This recipe is for you. With ginger, soba, mushrooms, and tofu, it’s a simple, wholesome lunch or dinner.

Homemade Lasagna Soup Recipe

Lasagna Soup with Vegan Ricotta, page 93 of Love & Lemons Every Day

Soup recipes don’t get more fun than this vegan lasagna soup! I love eating through the big, curly, sloppy noodles. Tasty and nutritious, it’s the perfect easy way to satisfy a weeknight lasagna craving.

Brothy Veggie Soup Recipes

When I’m craving a light, fresh meal in the dead of winter, I make these brothy soup recipes. On a cold night, they’re the perfect way to eat your veggies, as they’re warming and comforting, but still packed with produce.

Cabbage soup

Cabbage Soup

If you’ve had a head of cabbage hanging out in your fridge for a few days (erm…weeks), this easy soup is the perfect way to use it up. It’s bright and flavorful, and it uses an

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Nov 8, 2023
51 Best Salad Recipes – Love and Lemons

A big, bountiful salad is the best way to celebrate delicious seasonal produce! Here are 51 stunning salad recipes I love to make again and again.

Salad Recipes

Salad recipes are my favorite way to showcase vibrant, in-season produce—fruits and veggies that taste so good on their own that it doesn’t take much to make them into a delicious meal. On cold winter nights, I like to brighten up our table with a colorful mix of root veggies and hearty greens. On beautiful, warm days when I’d rather be outside than in the kitchen, summer salads are the perfect lunch or dinner: they’re simple to toss together, but they’re super flavorful nonetheless.

Whether you want to add more plant-based meals to your diet or are simply looking to change up your salad game, you’ll find tons of inspiration in the salad recipes below. With everything from green salads to pasta salads and more, these recipes are perfect for passing at potlucks, serving as dinner side dishes, and enjoying as full meals on their own.

Green Salad Recipes

Green salads don’t have to be boring, and these recipes are here to prove it! I often make these salad recipes for a healthy lunch, but they’re great cookout and dinner side dishes too.

Green salad recipes

Simple Green Salad
Crunchy roasted almonds and creamy avocado add amazing textural contrast to this simple salad. My zippy lemon vinaigrette ties it all together!

Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad
This chopped salad is so flavorful that even salad skeptics will pile their plates with seconds! The key ingredients? A punchy dressing, pepperoncini, and TWO types of cheese.

Arugula salad recipe

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Juicy roasted grapes, toasted almonds, and shaved Parm give this simple salad an elevated twist.

Caesar salad

Homemade Caesar Salad
Everything you love about the classic salad—crunchy croutons! crisp romaine! lots of Parmesan cheese!—but with an easier homemade Caesar dressing. Greek yogurt creates its creamy, tangy base.

Roasted Beet Salad recipe

Beet Salad
This beet, apple, and goat cheese salad would be at home on any holiday table. To get ahead, roast the beets and make the balsamic vinaigrette a day or two in advance.

Spring salad with avocado, radishes, and asparagus

Bright Spring Salad
This pink and green salad is practically spring on a plate! I love to serve it alongside a quiche or frittata for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch.

Healthy Taco Salad

Healthy Taco Salad
It’s complete with crispy tortilla strips, savory plant-based taco “meat,” and a zesty cilantro lime dressing. Healthy lunches don’t get tastier than this.

Kale Salad recipe

Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Another great lunch salad! It’s piled high with a rainbow of root veggies, crispy roasted chickpeas, and creamy avocado. A vibrant carrot ginger dressing takes it over the top.

Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salads are the ultimate summer picnic food and a great party dish at any time of year. You can make them ahead, and they can double as a side dish for some and a main dish for others. Plus, like all salad recipes, they’re a fantastic showcase for the season’s best produce.

Best salad recipes - Summer Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad
As its name suggests, this pasta salad is a breeze to make. Just whisk together the zippy lemon dressing in a big bowl, add the other ingredients, and toss! You’ll end up with a heavenly combo of fresh and tangy summer flavors.

Tortellini salad

Tortellini Salad
Our kiddo loves this salad, and I think you will too! It’s briny and bright, filled with chewy, cheesy tortellini, pepperoncini, and artichoke hearts.

Orzo salad

Orzo Salad
Love Greek salad? You’ll love this orzo salad too! A tangy Greek dressing coats al dente orzo pasta, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta, and mint.

Best summer salads - pesto pasta salad

Pesto Pasta Salad
Like pesto pasta, but designed to be eaten cold. It’s a filling, refreshing meal on a hot summer day.

Vegan pasta salad reicpe

Creamy Vegan Pasta Salad
This creamy pasta salad recipe isn’t made with mayo. Instead, tahini gives the dressing its delicious rich texture.

Summer couscous salad

Cherry Tomato Couscous Salad
A mix of jammy roasted cherry tomatoes and juicy fresh ones makes this recipe one of my favorite summer salads. With spiced roasted chickpeas, tangy feta, and big pearls of couscous, it’s hearty enough to be a meal on its own.

Sesame soba noodles with avocado, radishes, and mint

Sesame Soba Noodles
Not your average pasta salad! A tangy sesame-ginger dressing coats gooey soba noodles, green veggies, and avocado.

Crowd-Pleasing Slaws

Slaws are typically made with hardy veggies like cabbage, broccoli, or kale, so they hold up well if you dress them in advance. Because of this, they’re some of the best salad recipes to make ahead. Often, their flavor and texture even improve after an hour or two in the fridge!

Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw
The secret to great coleslaw? A great coleslaw dressing! Mine is creamy, tangy, and easy to make with just 5 ingredients.

Vinegar coleslaw

Vinegar Coleslaw
There are two types of people in the world: those who like creamy coleslaw, and those who prefer vinegar coleslaw. If you’re in the second group, you have to try this recipe! My apple cider vinegar dressing makes it deliciously sweet and tangy.

Kohlrabi slaw

Kohlrabi Slaw
Need a simple side dish to round out a meal? You can’t go wrong with this 10-ingredient slaw! Crunchy and refreshing, it comes together in minutes.

Broccoli slaw

Broccoli Slaw
If you like coleslaw, chances are you’ll be a fan of broccoli slaw too. It’s creamy and crunchy, with dried cranberries adding delightful pops of sweet-tart flavor.

Broccoli salad

Best Broccoli Salad
You won’t miss the bacon in this lightened-up twist on classic broccoli salad. Smoky roasted nuts take its place. They’re crunchy, rich, and savory—be sure to make extra for snacking. If you don’t, you’ll devour them all before they make it onto the salad!

Brussels sprouts slaw

Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
As soon as the temperature starts to dip in the fall, I look forward to making this salad. With just 7 ingredients, it’s a breeze to put together, but it’s still insanely flavorful and fresh.

Tomato Summer Salads

If there’s one veggie (or fruit, if you’re looking to get technical) that’s the star of summer, the tomato is definitely it. Here are some of my favorite summer salad recipes that put tomatoes front and center.

Summer Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad
Made with tomatoes, red onion, vinegar, olive oil, and a quick gremolata, this salad is supremely simple, and that’s why I love it. It really lets the tomatoes shine! Bookmark it for late summer, when tomatoes are at their best.


Got some stale bread on your counter? Don’t let it go to waste! Make this Italian bread salad instead. The bread soaks up the sweet tomato juices and tangy dressing, filling each bite with bold summer flavor.

Greek salad

Greek Salad
Big cubes of feta, juicy tomatoes, olives, herbs, bell peppers, and cucumber tumble together in this stunning summer salad with a homemade Greek salad dressing. You only need 7 ingredients and a few minutes to make it. What are you waiting for?

Tomato summer salads

Spicy Watermelon Tomato Salad
Fresh chiles add some heat to the sweet, juicy mix of tomatoes and watermelon in this recipe.

Farro summer salads

Eggplant & Roasted Tomato Farro Salad
If you’ve never tried roasted tomatoes, you’re missing out! The oven concentrates their flavor, making them intensely sweet and savory. They make this eggplant, arugula, and farro salad a restaurant-worthy summer side dish.

Caprese salad

Classic Caprese Salad
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Check out this recipe to find my best tips for making a classic Caprese summer salad.

Corn Summer Salad Recipes

If tomatoes are #1 in the summer, corn comes in as a close #2. Grilled, boiled, or fresh off the cob, it’s the perfect addition to all sorts of summer salads.

Summer sweet corn salad with avocado and lime

Summer Corn Salad
This fresh corn salad features all my summer favorites: grilled sweet corn, juicy peaches, and lots of fresh basil! To highlight the crisp, fresh ingredients, I toss them with a zesty chile lime dressing.

Mexican corn salad recipe

Mexican Street Corn Salad
Make this salad for your next summer cookout, and the whole bowl will be gone in minutes! The combination of charred sweet corn, creamy mayo, Cotija, and lime is a tough one to beat.

Potato Salad Recipes

It’s taken me a while to get on board with potato salad, but after a few summers spent experimenting with bold dressings and different mix-ins, I’ve become totally hooked. Here are a few of my favorite potato salad recipes.

Classic potato salad

Best Potato Salad
Try this version of classic potato salad, and you’ll never want it any other way. Hard boiled eggs make it extra-creamy, and pickle brine and fresh dill give it an addictive sour flavor. It’s impossible to resist seconds!

Best salad recipes - Vegan Potato Salad

Vegan Potato Salad
Want to take this plant-based green bean, corn, and potato salad over the top? Drizzle it with my vegan sour cream before serving. It offers an amazing rich contrast to the fresh veggies and tender potatoes!

Grilled potatoes with pickled onions, blueberries, and herbs

Grilled Potato Salad with Scallion Vinaigrette
If you’re grilling veggie burgers, make this summer salad right along with them. Topped with a grilled scallion vinaigrette and pickled onions, it’ll steal the show at a summer cookout.

Fruity Summer Salads

Of course, your summer salads should feature seasonal fresh vegetables, but it’d be remiss not to take advantage of fresh fruits too! Stone fruits, berries, and melon are all delicious sweet additions to summer salad recipes.

Watermelon salad

Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint
Make this ultra-refreshing salad on hot summer days! Creamy avocado, tangy feta, and bright lime accent cool, juicy melon and cucumber. A handful of fresh herbs is the perfect finishing touch.

Mango salad

Mango Salad
Slippery strips of mango curl around crisp bell peppers, spicy jalapeños, and loads of fresh herbs. If you love dishes that contrast sweet and savory flavors, this salad is for you.

Strawberry Caprese

Strawberry Salad
We all love tomatoes and basil, but did you know that strawberries and basil are amazing too? This salad delivers the best of all worlds, with tomatoes AND strawberries AND basil, plus creamy mozzarella, avocado, and toasted pecans. Drizzle it with a syrupy balsamic reduction for an acidic finishing touch.

Summer fruit salad

Summer Fruit Salad
Everyone needs a good fruit salad recipe in their back pocket, and this one’s mine. A citrus-ginger dressing livens up a vibrant mix of summer berries and stone fruits.

Mediterranean chickpea salad recipe

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Chopped Medjool dates add a surprising sweet twist to this hearty chickpea salad. Topped with roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, and creamy goat cheese, it’s a great salad to pack for lunch, but it’s also a guaranteed hit at any gathering.

Grain Salad Recipes

If you’ve never added cooked grains to a salad, now’s the time! They introduce more variety in terms of texture and flavor, not to mention extra fiber and plant-based protein.

Farro salad

Farro Salad
I’ve tried a MILLION farro salad recipes over the years, so trust me when I say that this one’s a keeper. A wonderful fall and winter salad, it’s filled with chewy, nutty farro, sweet apples and dates, bitter greens, crunchy walnuts, and salty pecorino cheese. It’ll wow guests at a dinner party, and it’s also a delicious light lunch.


Ok, if we’re getting technical, tabbouleh is more of an herb salad than a grain salad, but because it has some bulgur wheat in it, I included it in this category nonetheless. Intensely bright and aromatic, it’s just as good on its own as it is stuffed into pita with falafel and hummus.

Best Salad Recipes - Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
This hearty salad goes BIG on flavor! A zingy Italian dressing coats earthy quinoa and punchy add-ins like roasted tomatoes, olives, and feta.

Bean and Lentil Salad Recipes

Beans and lentils can be bland on their own. But toss them into a salad with a zesty dressing and seasonal veggies, and they start to sing. Tip: chill these salads for at least 1 hour before serving to give the flavors a chance to mingle. No bland beans here!

Lentil salads

Lentil Salad
This healthy salad recipe is a lunchtime hero. It holds up brilliantly for several days in the fridge, so you can prep it on the weekend and look forward to fresh, filling lunches all week!

Summer black bean and corn salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad
This zesty, no-cook salad is a such a

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Nov 7, 2023
31 Easy Plant-Based Recipes – Love and Lemons

These easy plant-based recipes will satisfy any craving! They include vibrant grain bowls, hearty veggie burgers, noodles, sushi, and more.

easy plant based recipes

I’m popping in today to highlight some of my favorite plant-based recipes! If you saw my post over the weekend, you know that I get tons of questions about plant-based eating at this time of year. It makes sense – in the last few years, plant-based diets have gotten a lot of press. They’re said to be better for your health and better for the planet. What’s not to love?

Well, many people don’t know where to start. Sure, they know that they should eat whole grains, veggies, fruits, and legumes. But while these components are nutritious, they don’t add up to delicious, satisfying meals on their own.

That’s where these plant-based recipes come in! They take the building blocks of a plant-based diet – the aforementioned veggies, grains, etc. – and transform them into dishes that are exciting, filling, and fun to eat. Below, you’ll find vibrant grain bowls, hearty veggie burgers, tasty sandwiches, noodles, sushi, and more. Whether you’re a longtime vegan or experimenting with plant-based recipes for the first time, you’re sure to find something you love!

Bowl Plant-Based Recipes

These colorful bowls check all the plant-based boxes! They’ve got protein, they’ve got whole grains, they’ve got veggies. Best of all, they taste fantastic.

buddha bowl

Best Buddha Bowl
Cozy roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and brown rice make this bowl hearty and satisfying. I round it out with massaged kale, radishes, carrots, and cabbage, but all sorts of veggies would work here. Experiment with roasted cauliflower, broccoli, or butternut squash!

Kimchi tempeh bowl - plant-based dinner recipes

Kimchi Brown Rice Bliss Bowls
I could eat this healthy vegan bowl every night of the week! Savory grilled tempeh, kimchi, and peanut sauce pack it with bold flavor.

Adzuki beans brown rice bowl

Adzuki Bean Bowls
No adzuki beans? No problem. This refreshing grain bowl is great with black beans too!

Roasted veggie grain bowl - easy plant based recipes

Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl
There’s a lot to love about this bountiful bowl – roasted veggies, hearty quinoa, and pepitas for crunch. But the best part is the sauce. It’s a super-green, super-yummy kale pesto that you’re going to want to drizzle on everything.

Cauliflower Rice Kimchi Bowls

Cauliflower Rice Kimchi Bowls
Cauliflower rice acts as the base of this grain-free grain bowl. I love to make this recipe when I’m craving a healthy reset. It’s light and fresh, but baked tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and a coconut-ginger-lime sauce make it flavorful and satisfying.

Plant-based grain bowl recipe

Macro Veggie Bowl
When we lived in Austin, I loved eating at a macrobiotic restaurant called Casa de Luz. This recipe is my at-home version of one of their dynamic bowls, complete with steamed veggies, brown rice, sauerkraut, mung beans, and a sunny turmeric-tahini sauce.

Plant-Based Recipes for Burgers and Sandwiches

You don’t need meat to make a hearty burger or a substantial sandwich! These plant-based recipes for burgers and sandwiches are fun, delicious main dishes for dinner or lunch.

Best Veggie Burger

Best Veggie Burger
When I say best, I mean it. This plant-based burger is hearty, savory, smoky, and satisfying. Oh, and it’s grill-able too!

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

Portobello Mushroom Burger
Plant-based recipes don’t get easier than this. Douse portobello mushroom caps in balsamic and tamari, and grill them until they’re juicy and charred. Then, pile them into hamburger buns with all the fixings, and eat!

Falafel - plant based dinner recipes

Crispy Baked Falafel
Take one bite of this crispy baked falafel, and you’ll immediately go back for another. Decked out with pickled onions, tahini sauce, fresh herbs, and veggies, it’s an unbeatable plant-based meal.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Tahini adds richness to this mayo-free chickpea salad. I like to stuff it into sandwiches with olives for briny flavor and blanched green beans for crunch.

Plant based BLT recipe

Crispy Shiitake BLT, page 171 of The Love & Lemons Cookbook
Crispy shiitake bacon replaces the meat in this plant-based riff on a BLT. Serve it on toasted whole grain bread with a big slather of vegan mayo.

Veggie-Centric Plant-Based Dinner Recipes

But…aren’t plant-based recipes always “veggie-centric?” Ok, yes. But in this category, plants are really at the center of the plate. Slabs of cauliflower become hearty “steaks.” Roasted spaghetti squash replaces pasta. Baked sweet potato transforms into a creamy sauce. Seriously, what can’t vegetables do?

Cauliflower Steak

Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon Salsa Verde, page 145 of Love & Lemons Every Day
I use cauliflower 2 ways in this elegant entree. First, I roast the “steaks.” Then, I blend more cauliflower into a luscious, lemony sauce. Assemble plates with a swoosh of the sauce and a “steak,” and sprinkle bright, briny salsa verde on top!

stuffed acorn squash recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash
A tempeh and mushroom filling makes this stuffed acorn squash a satisfying main dish. Don’t skip the pomegranate arils on top – they offer a sweet, bursty contrast to the savory filling.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes - easy plant based recipes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
How do you make a puffy baked sweet potato even more delicious? Top it with a bright broccoli salad and a to-die-for sauce! Seriously, you’re going to love the sauce here. It’s a creamy, cozy blend of baked sweet potato flesh, cashews, and rosemary. Yum!

Stuffed Poblano Peppers - plant based dinner recipes

Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Tomatillo salsa adds zesty flavor to these super-veggie stuffed peppers. Cauliflower, bell pepper, and spinach round out the rice and bean filling.

Mediterranean stuffed eggplant

Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant, page 179 of Love & Lemons Every Day
I tested this recipe two ways: grilled and baked. I loved the two versions so much that I included them both in the book. Save the grilled version for the summer, and make the baked one when it’s cold out!

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas and Kale - plant based dinner recipes

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas and Kale
Sun-dried tomatoes and fresh rosemary add depth to this comforting plant-based recipe. I posted it over 6 years ago, but it’s still one of our most popular recipes. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!

Noodles and Sushi

I’m obsessed with these plant-based recipes for noodles and sushi, and I think you will be too! Punchy, flavorful sauces make all these dishes satisfying and fun to eat.

Sesame soba noodles

Sesame Soba Noodles
These yummy noodles are one of my favorite plant-based recipes! Feel free to vary the veggies with the seasons. I love snap peas and radishes in the spring, but cucumber, carrots, shaved cabbage, and sautéed mushrooms are great here too.

Plant-based sushi Recipe

Maki Sushi
Roasted shiitake mushrooms add rich flavor to these veggie sushi rolls. They’re fantastic on their own, but they’re even better with carrot-ginger sauce for dipping!

radish noodle bowl

Radish “Noodles” with Cashew-Coconut Sauce, page 161 of Love & Lemons Every Day
Spiralized daikon radishes act as the “noodles” in this veggie-forward bowl. Can’t find multicolored daikon? Don’t worry about it. Use zucchini noodles instead!

peanut noodle bowl

Peanut Noodle Kale Bowls, page 147 of The Love & Lemons Cookbook
Need dinner on the table in under 30 minutes? Make these peanut noodles! If you’re gluten-free, you can still enjoy them. 100% buckwheat soba noodles and brown rice pasta both work perfectly here.

Substantial Salads

Say goodbye to sad salads forever! These bountiful salads are flavorful and filling enough to be meals on their own.

Radish salad - easy plant based recipes

Radish Salad
The next time you get a bunch of radishes with lush greens, don’t toss those tops! Instead, blend them into a lemony pesto, and dollop it over this roasted and raw radish salad.

Rainbow Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
This energizing salad is one of my go-to plant-based meals. Creamy avocado plays off toasted seeds and crispy roasted chickpeas, dried cranberries add a touch of sweetness, and a brilliant carrot-ginger dressing ties it all together.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Thanks to French green lentils, briny olives, bright pickled onions, and dried fruit, this salad is bursting with enticing textures and flavors. I love to make it for lunch, but it’s a show-stopping dinner side dish, too!

Plant Based Taco Salad Recipe

Healthy Taco Salad
You won’t find any meat or cheese in this plant-based taco salad, but don’t worry – you won’t miss them one bit! Crispy tortilla strips, shiitake-walnut taco “meat,” and a creamy cilantro lime dressing make it an irresistible weeknight meal.

Hearty Soups and Stews

I saved the best for last! Hearty soups and stews might be my favorite category of plant-based recipes. They’re easy to make without animal products, and they’re soothing and nourishing. You’ll have them on repeat throughout the fall and winter!

Vegan butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup
Fresh sage and rosemary add rich autumnal flavor to this vegan butternut squash soup. On cold nights, there’s nothing I crave more.

vegan broccoli soup

Vegan Broccoli Soup
My dairy-free riff on classic broccoli cheese soup! Its thick, creamy texture comes from blended potato, carrots, and cashews, and fresh dill, apple cider vinegar, and nutritional yeast create its savory, cheesy flavor.

Best Lentil Soup - easy plant based recipes

Best Lentil Soup
This curried lentil soup is one of our weeknight favorites! It’s made with simple ingredients, and it’s easy to make, but it’s still richly flavorful.

Vegetable Curry Recipe

Easy Coconut Curry
Served over rice, this comforting curry is a filling, flavorful, and surprisingly quick meal. It’s everything I want on a weeknight!

Vegetarian Chili Recipe - plant based diet recipes

Easy Vegetarian Chili
How could I make a list of plant-based recipes without including veggie chili?! Top this smoky, spicy stew with creamy avocado and pickled onions for pop.

Vegan tomato basil soup

Tomato Basil Soup
Roasted tomatoes infuse this warming soup with rich, savory flavor. Serve it with toasted baguette, or top it with homemade croutons for crunch!

Cream of Mushroom Soup - easy plant based recipes

Cream of Mushroom Soup
This creamy soup tastes decadent, but it’s secretly healthy. Blended cauliflower – not nuts or dairy – creates its luscious texture.

More Favorite Plant-Based Recipes

Love what you’re seeing here? You’ll find even more plant-based recipes in these posts:

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Plant Based Recipes: Buddha Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

These buddha bowls are one of our favorite plant based recipes!

  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1 watermelon radish or 2 red radishes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 8 kale leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas or cooked lentils
  • ¾ cup sauerkraut or other fermented veggie
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or hemp seeds
  • Turmeric Tahini Sauce, for serving
  • Microgreens, optional
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread onto the baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  • Thinly slice the radish into rounds (this is best done on a mandoline), and use a vegetable peeler to peel the carrots into ribbons.

  • Toss the radish slices, carrots, and shredded cabbage with a squeeze of lemon. Set aside.

  • Place the kale leaves into a large bowl and toss with a squeeze of lemon and a few pinches of salt. Use your hands to massage the leaves until they become soft and wilted and reduce in the bowl by about half.

  • Assemble individual bowls with the brown rice, chickpeas, kale, carrots, radishes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, sauerkraut, sesame seeds, and microgreens, if using. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the Turmeric Tahini Sauce.

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