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Plant based Thanksgiving

Sides to Help With Meals


Are you planning a plant-based Thanksgiving?

Or maybe searching for dishes to satisfy your vegan friends and family?

Let us help ease the stress of putting together a plant-based Thanksgiving; think of Melita’s Table as your holiday helper! You can order sides from our plant-based menu to complement your meal. This will allow you a little breathing room in the kitchen, meaning you won’t have to slave over a hot pot of simmering beans or rice all afternoon. Melita’s Table will take care of the hard part for you!

Pre-made side dishes like rice, beans and quinoa can be transformed into salads with the addition of a few veggies and a simple dressing. See recipes below that allow you to transform basic ingredients into fall inspired side dishes that will please every hungry belly.

Vegan Side Dishes

Quinoa = Fresh Salad

Quinoa = Crispy Quinoa Cakes

White or Brown Rice = Easy Mushroom Pilaf

Black Beans = Fresh Black Bean Salad

Farro = Farmhouse Farro Salad

Black Beans + Quinoa = Flavorful Salad

Black Beans + Quinoa = Stuffed Peppers

Plant-based Thanksgiving

We’ve curated a few creative recipes that will help you throw a vegan Thanksgiving for the record books! Think beyond tofurkey and stuffing. Fall flavors and root vegetables make warming dishes that will appeal to all guests.

Portobello Steaks with Pesto Aioli

Maple Glazed Carrots with Lemon Cashew Cream

Fall Panzanella

Green Chili Poblano Enchiladas

The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits

Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepards Pie

Just Feed me Dessert

Raise your hand if you anxiously await dessert, all through Thanksgiving dinner! No shame in enjoying a swoon worthy pie or cake. Vegan dessert masterpieces are collected below, we won’t tell if you try a piece of everything on the dessert table.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake from Melita’s Table (You can order a whole cake!)

Tres Leches Cake from Melita’s Table

Tiramisu from Melita’s Table

Apple Tart with Walnut Crust

When it comes right down to it, Thanksgiving really isn’t about the turkey and mashed potatoes, it’s about giving thanks and being grateful for family, friends and good health. Showing kindness and compassion to everyone at the table, no matter their dietary or political choices, makes for a memorable and enjoyable meal. So brush off those comments about eating like a rabbit from old Uncle Joe and pat grandpa on the back when he just won’t stop talking about his favorite politician. Embrace the season and be grateful.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!