Two Simple Summer Sides

It has still been HOT outside. We are usually inside for most of the day to keep cool, but some afternoons we have been enjoying sitting outside to eat our lunch together. Here are two easy summer sides we have been enjoying during these hot summer days.

Mustard Dill Chickpea Potato Salad

Serves 4-6


  • 2 lbs baby red potatoes
  • 1 (540 ml) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add the cut baby potatoes and boil 12-15 minutes, until fork tender.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, whisk together the red wine vinegar, Dijon, sunflower oil and dill in a small dish.
  3. Place the drained chickpeas, diced celery and diced red onion together in a large serving bowl. Add the cooked potatoes and pour the red dressing on top. Stir to coat and serve!

Creamy Cabbage and Carrot Coleslaw

Serves 4-6


  • 1/2 medium head green cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Shred the cabbage and the carrots in a food processor.
  2. Place the shredded cabbage and carrot into a medium mixing bowl. Add the vegan mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and sea salt and mix until combined.

Enjoy! 🙂

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