A delightful collection of 30 Gluten and Dairy-Free Side Dishes. Here you’ll find old favorites as well as unique and flavorful new ones.
Sides belong in a league of their own. I hardly ever make an entree without keeping in mind its supporting partner, the side-dish. Without a proper and complimenting side, an entree is lifeless and dare I say, even boring.
So today is all about sides dishes. With the help of some amazingly talented bloggers, I’ve rounded up 30 easy gluten and dairy-free side dishes that work well any time of year. Nearly all of them are vegan and all are of course gluten and dairy-free.
Crisp, healthy, and delicious Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are super quick and easy to make. They’re a one-bowl treat that is just perfect when paired with a hint of zesty lemon. Ideal if you’re catering for gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diets.
Dal vada or lentil fritters make a great snack for a party, potluck, special occasion, or an accompaniment with Indian tea. This is a vegan and gluten-free lentil fritters recipe made with chana dal and red lentils. The best part is they are made in a healthy way by using very little oil in the air fryer.
Fresh peas and shiitake cooked to perfection in a buttery ginger sauce. This is an incredible side dish that even the kids will devour! This simple ginger peas recipe is quick and easy to make and goes with most main meals.
These Instant Pot Refried Beans are a staple in our house. They are creamy and satisfying, yet incredibly affordable and freeze well. Enjoy these flavorful pinto beans over rice, in tortillas, or however, you desire. You won’t believe how easy this recipe is!
These air fryer cauliflower bites are perfect as a side dish or an appetizer. They are marinated with Indian spices and cooked to perfection. Check out how to make these vegan and gluten-free cauliflower bites in air fryer.
Maple Roasted Root Vegetables make the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table or any time of the year. Earthy beets, carrots, apple, and Brussels sprouts are tossed with a delicious maple, dijon, and thyme dressing.
Make yourself some flavorsome and delicious basmati Chana Pulao, or chickpea rice in 30 minutes. Featuring fluffy basmati rice and creamy chickpeas, it will definitely leave you wanting for more. This chickpea pulao makes a great weeknight dinner that is vegan, filling and nutritious.
Air fryer broccoli is a super easy side dish that goes perfectly well with your meat or chicken dishes. Learn how to make the best air fryer broccoli that will make you fall in love with this vegetable!
Love cooking but hate cutting vegetables? Then this tender okra fry recipe is for you! This hassle free recipe can be a good side dish on your dinner table. It is also a terrific finger food idea for your fussy toddler.
Poireaux vinaigrette is a simple poached vegetable dish with a vinaigrette dressing. Poireaux means leek in French and this leeks vinaigrette recipe is so easy to make. In France it is often served as a starter, but we like to serve it as an easy side dish.
Crisp, crunchy and bursting with flavor, this Napa Cabbage Salad is utterly addictive. This vegan salad is packed with sweet and savory flavor, tossed in an Asian dressing, and is the perfect meal prep recipe!
Atakilt wat or Atkilt wot is a traditional Ethiopian stir-fry dish of cabbage, carrot, potato and flavored with turmeric and cumin powder. It is simple, easy-to-cook, and nutritious. The recipe follows mainly 3 steps and takes 30 minutes to cook.
These AIP Mashed Sweet Potatoes are a simple and delicious accompaniment to any meal. We use tasty Japanese sweet potatoes in this recipe for a slightly sweet herbed flavor profile, yielding creamy whipped sweet potatoes that the whole family will love. This recipe is paleo, vegan, Whole30 and AIP compliant.
This recipe for easy Roasted Parsnips is simple, fast and adaptable, making it an ideal vegetable side dish. Naturally sweet and earthy, and pretty to boot, pair these caramelized parsnips with fish, chicken or steak.
Blistered Shishito Peppers make the perfect appetizer, snack, or side dish that can be ready in under three minutes only! They are really irresistibly good with a mildly spicy, sweet, and smoky taste. They are delicious on their own but also go great with your fave dips and sauces.
Aloo gobi - Here comes the best and simple, delicious and flavour packed cauliflower potato stir fry. Aloo means potato and Gobi to cauliflower. This is a popular Indian dish which is prepared in every home in India and it goes well with plain rice, roti or chapati.
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