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 Post subject: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:37 am 
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I'm grilling some burgers this weekend and looking to mix it up. I'm hosting 7 guests (plus our family of 4) and need at least 1 or two sides to go with our burgers. None of these people are vegan, or even remotely veg.

What are your favorite sides? I need something that feeds a crowd, is easy, and preferably not too terribly unhealthy.

I have a lot of cookbooks, but not ready to sit down and flip through every single one.

Suggestions? Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:48 am 
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potato salad!


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When we bbq, I always just throw a whole bunch of veggies on the grill. Usually, it's zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms tossed with olive oil, garlic granules, and salt.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:50 am 
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fupapack wrote:
potato salad!



Do you have a recipe you like?


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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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I've been taking advantage of it being corn on the cob season lately!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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Seriously, I'm not even a big potato salad fan, but potato salad! Here's the easy one from V'con: http://www.food.com/recipe/prospect-par ... lad-285342
Plus, another veggie or grain salad you can make way ahead of time would be fun.

Plus, make a homemade sauce or two (BBQ? Chipotle mayo? Garlic aioli? Guac?) for the burger bar and make people happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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I love the avocado potato salad from Vegan Brunch!

Maybe a bean salad or Texas Caviar like this http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/02/24 ... -or-salad/

Esquites
http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/mexic ... -esquites/

or Elotes, people won't even know they are vegan
http://www.engrainedblog.com/journal/20 ... co-de-mayo

Tomato Salad
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2010/08/ ... imple.html

Deviled Tofu
http://mobettavegan.blogspot.com/2011/0 ... m-and.html

If you have American Vegan Kitchen by Tami Noyes there are a lot of perfect options in there too.

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Here are a few go-to summer dishes at our house.

Old school pasta and potato salads:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2012 ... salad.html

http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2012 ... salad.html

Pesto pasta salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2013 ... salad.html

Quinoa, avocado & black bean salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2013 ... salad.html

Cilantro, bulgur & black bean salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2012 ... salad.html

A fairly amazing lentil salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2012 ... salad.html

Tabbouleh:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2012 ... ouleh.html

Couscous salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2010 ... salad.html

Greek salad:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2015 ... -feta.html

Hope that helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:22 pm 
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I usually do what jordanpattern said...just grill a bunch of veggies. Zucchini always seems to be a favorite on the grill. I also do corn on the cob and what we call is tater foils. Make a giant foil packet and slice a bunch of potatoes and onions, top it with some EB or oil, salt and pepper. Seal the packet and grill it for a long time. Everything is done on the grill so you have time to relax and the combo is amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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I agree with corn on the cob. It has been so good lately. I would do that or pasta salad plus a non-starchy veggie side or a nice green salad. Baby spinach, cucumbers, mandarin slices and a soy sesame dressing is one of my favorite company salads.

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Blt potato salad or Mustard mac slaw, both from American Vegan Kitchen

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Baked beans, grilled corn on the cob.

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Macaroni salad! I make the one from Veganomicon and omnis don't suspect it is vegan.

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Yessss to corn on the cob. For grilling veggies, I love green onions marinated in lime juice, and possibly olive oil too.


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kale? green beans?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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Grilled corn brushed with Just Mayo mixed with chili powder, lime zest, and a touch of mashed roasted garlic.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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I agree about the potato salad recipe from V'Con! Or slaw. You could do a vinegar-based one, or use Vegenaise or Just Mayo.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
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Oh, man.

Tonight, we made my favorite, salad shirazi:
http://turmericsaffron.blogspot.com/200 ... irazi.html
It's crisp, refreshing, and almost everyone loves it.


Also potato salad
macaroni salad
corn on the cob
baked beans
grilled veggie skewers
a basic green salad
any kind of pasta salad, especially orzo-based, would be awesome
You could also slice up carrots in the form of fries and grill them- I bake them like this all the time and it's so good
Pizza on the grill is super popular- I bet a bruschetta style flatbread pizza would be cool at an omni picnic!

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 Post subject: Re: Best Side Dish for Burgers? Don't say fries!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:24 am 
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WOW! Thank you all so much. These all look fantastic! I may have a tough time choosing which ones!


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