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Dairy Free Side Dishes

These dairy free side dishes are perfect for any beef, chicken, fish, or veggie main dish.  There are large varieties rice, potato, and side salad recipes.

bowl of pearl couscous on a white marble counter

Pearl Couscous

Pearl couscous or Israeli couscous is a traditional Israeli side dish.  Serve alongside a saucy main dish. I’ve eaten pearl couscous a lot when served as a side dish to hot lunch when I taught in Israeli schools.   I’ve even had it as part of an on flight meal leaving Israel. Needless to say, …

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A simple potato salad topped with chives in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Dairy Free Potato Salad

Dairy free potato salad makes a great side dish for picnics, deli sandwiches, cookouts, barbecue, and more. Serve chilled or at room temperature. This dairy free potato salad is easy to make potato salad is easy to make and very customizable. You can make it sweet or vinegary, with eggs or without, and keep or …

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Dairy free green bean casserole on a white marble counter

Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole

Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole is made without milk is nice to eat throughout the year but is especially popular during Thanksgiving and for the holidays. Green bean casserole was created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company and was originally called “Green Bean Bake.”  The idea was “to create a quick and easy recipe …

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Mixed mashed potatoes in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Mixed Mashed Potatoes

Mixed mashed potatoes use both white potatoes and sweet potatoes giving not only a great flavor and but a wonderful touch of color to your table. I love mashed potatoes but I hate all the calories that come with them.  Add cream, butter, and even cheese and you go from a relatively low calorie side …

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roasted beets and carrots on a white plate on a white marble counter

Roasted Beets and Carrots

Roasted beets and carrots recipe is an easy and healthy side dish that adds color and a sweet touch to your fall and Thanksgiving table. When I think of autumn my mind fills with memories of the leaves turning in New York and New England.  Every October and November I became obsessed with the colors …

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cubes cinnamon and brown sugar roasted butternut squash on a plate

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Roasted Butternut Squash is quick and easy to make. Filled with autumn flavor it makes a wonderful addition to your fall and Thanksgiving table. Butternut squash is my favorite winter squash.  I have no idea why it’s called butternut squash but I love its sweet flavor when roasted. I also adore …

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Southern cornbread muffins stacked in a bowl

Southern Cornbread Muffins

Southern cornbread muffins are a savory side dish that adds a Southern touch to any dinner.  For an authentic dish, serve with fried chicken and collard greens. These Southern style cornbread muffins are moist with a perfect crumb.  What I like about them over classic skillet cornbread is that you don’t need to bother cutting …

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Yellow mujadara piled on a plate


Mujadara is a popular side dish in Israel and throughout the Middle East made of rice and lentils topped with fried onions. Serve alongside chicken or meat. Mujadara is believed to have originated in modern day Iraq during the Middle Ages. It is also is said to have been inspired by lentil dish Jacob used …

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