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5 quick & delicious veggie-packed side dishes

Elevate your next meal with a flavorful side dish! No matter your main, we’ve got you covered with side dish recipes that are as quick to make as they are plant-packed. Perfect for getting in an extra serving or two of veggies, while sneaking some cooking practice into your busy schedule.

5 quick plant-based side dish recipes 

Spanish Rice

Swich Spanish Rice recipe

Active time: 10 mins

Total time required: 30 mins 

If it's a Mexican or Spanish craving you're trying to appease, look no further than this bright Spanish Rice, also known as Mexican red rice. It’s super easy to make, and onions, garlic, cumin, tomato, and stock bring layers of flavor. This serves well as a side or all on its own, and with a hearty dollop of cashew sour cream you'll have yourself a stunner. Don't forget to save some extra leftovers for lunch! 

Try the recipe: Spanish Rice

Roasted Cauliflower with Lime, Chili & Cilantro (Oil-Free)

Wich Roasted Cauliflower with Lime, Chili & Cilantro Oil-Free Recipe

Active time: 15 mins

Total time required: 40 mins 

Tempt your taste buds with this tantalizing side dish. This recipe is oil-free, as the cauliflower is seasoned with fresh lime juice, chili and garlic powder, oregano, and then finished with fresh cilantro. Yum! 

Roasted cauliflower, whether it is served hot or cold, can also be added to salads, antipasto platters and more, so make a batch on Sunday and enjoy it in various ways throughout your week! 

Try the recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Lime, Chili & Cilantro (Oil-Free)

Greek Potatoes | Lemoni Patatas

Swich Greek Potatoes Recipe

Active time: 10 mins

Total time required: 1 hour 30 mins

Sometimes it’s best to stay true to the classics, and in this case we couldn't agree more. These are your classic Greek potatoes, made with fresh lemon, stock, olive oil, and garlic. Simple ingredients yet a festival of flavor and easy to make. We do break from the traditional version by using vegetable stock instead of chicken, but we promise it won’t disappoint!  

Try the recipe: ​​Greek Potatoes | Lemoni Patatas

Kale Slaw

Swich Kale Slaw Recipe

Active time: 30 mins

Total time required: 30 mins

Kale is the ultimate hearty and nutrient-dense super green—some claim it is "king" of the vegetables. So take this king, pair it with its just-as-healthy sidekick spinach, throw in some fragrant and fresh mint and cilantro, top with raisins, pumpkin seeds, and dress together with a forget-me-not flavorful Asian-sesame dressing —and you have another winner for dinner on its own or a super side dish to your main. 

Try the recipe: Kale Slaw

Moroccan Roasted Carrots

Swich Moroccan Roasted Carrots Recipe

Active time: 20 mins

Total time required: 45 mins

A good carrot dish is tough to resist—especially one that’s roasted to bring out the veggie’s natural sweetness. With that in mind, dig into this beautiful roasted side dish with the perfect blend of sumac, cumin, paprika, coriander, and cayenne, finished with some flaky sea salt and fresh parsley. This dish consistently scores a 4.5 – 5 star rating from Swichers. Be sure to check out the pics and comments for inspiration. 

Try the recipe: Moroccan Roasted Carrots


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Marths S. ( 2yr ) – Yummy


Swich C. ( 2yr ) – We agree! What recipe do you plan on trying first?

Merle B. ( 2yr ) – Wow

Swich C. ( 2yr ) – Which recipe do you plan on trying first? :)

Traci K. ( 2yr ) – Oh boy I think I am going to give up the idea of plant based anything

Swich C. ( 2yr ) – Why do you say that? What type of recipes are you wanting to make? We have many :)