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5 Tasty Vegan Side Dishes for Your Holiday Shindig

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1. Curried Lentil Hummus

Deep curry seasonings make for lovely holiday fare!


  • 2 cups of cooked lentils
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon each yellow curry powder, turmeric, coriander and ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • water, as needed


Combine all of the ingredients except for the water in your blender or food processor, and blend until nice and smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add water – 1 tablespoon at a time – until you get your desired consistency.

Serve with toasted organic corn chips, pita triangles, and fresh veggies for dipping.

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photo by Becky Striepe

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:15AM PST on Dec 2, 2014

Need those recipes. Thank you.

3:38AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

Once went to a party (taking a Vegetarian dish), and overheard the hostess complaining in the kitchen that all the Vegetarian dishes were being eaten and not those containing meat.... Ha! Go Vegan!! (which I now have...)

11:28PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Vegan cooking is the best!!

7:15AM PST on Jan 8, 2013

Thank you Becky, for Sharing this!

10:31AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

the asian slaw is good all year long. it's really good with fresh cucumbers.

3:17PM PST on Dec 29, 2012


4:02PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

I love sunflower seeds, thanks :-)

1:52PM PST on Dec 16, 2012

I'll most likely be saving the recipe for the Quinoa Pilaf! You can do endless things with Quinoa, and it's one of those vegan friendly foods that many non-vegans will enjoy, too. :)

5:53AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

The lentil hummus sounds delicious.

12:05AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

The hummus sounds good, but I'm sorry, sweet and sour potato salad? Um... That is scary.

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