Sides really make a Thanksgiving dinner. Spread across the dinner table (and everyone's plates), side dishes give everyone a plethora of options to enjoy their favorite foods of the holiday. Ranging from quick-cooking grains to seasonal salads, this collection of vegan Thanksgiving side dish recipes has enough variety to suit everyone. Keep it traditional with sage- or cranberry-infused dishes, or get adventurous with scallion oil and miso.
Roasted Kabocha and Kale Salad
Usually crammed with cream soup-based casseroles or cheese-smothered pasta, Thanksgiving sides aren't always vegan-friendly territory. But these plant-based recipes build on seasonal flavors to make a spread that anyone can enjoy.
Kobocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, is the sweeter cousin of the pumpkin. The vivid orange flesh of this winter squash is tender and rich, with a flavor reminiscent of a sweet potato. While the shell is very hard when raw, it becomes very tender when cooked, making peeling optional. It's wonderful here, dressed with olive oil, coriander seeds, pepper, and salt.