Vegan Boiled Dinner Vegetables (Irish New England Style)

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These easy Vegan Boiled Dinner Vegetables have all the flavor of a traditional New England boiled dinner! Cabbage, potatoes, and carrots boiled with pickling spices for a healthy and comforting Irish side dish recipe you can make for St. Patrick's Day and beyond! Naturally gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo, everyone will love these simple budget-friendly veggies!


  • 1 Small Head of Green Cabbage
  • 3 Large Carrots
  • 6 Red-Skinned Potatoes
  • 2 TB Pickling Spice
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt (optional, to taste)


  1. Prep your vegetables by halving or quartering the potatoes, slicing the carrots, and cutting the cabbage into 6 wedges.
  2. In order, add the potatoes, carrots, and cabbage wedges to a large soup pot. Add the pickling spice and bay leaves to the pot.
  3. Cover the veggies with water or vegan beef-less stock.
  4. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil before reducing the heat to medium-high. Cook the veggies for about 20 minutes, just until the veggies are soft and fork-tender.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the veggies to cool slightly, uncovered, before carefully draining off the cooking liquid using a colander to stop the cooking process and serve.


  • Slow Cooker: Cook the vegetables on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1-2 hours, depending on the size of your vegetables.
  • Make Ahead: Once the veggies are cooked, drain them of the cooking liquid and allow them to cool to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge. Use the veggies within 5-6 days.
  • Storage: You can store leftover boiled vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5-6 days.
  • Reheating: You can eat the veggies cold or reheat individual servings in the microwave for 60-90 seconds or in a pot on the stove over medium-low heat with an added splash of water or stock until warmed through.


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