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Salads & Side Dishes

Vegan side dishes like French fries and mashed potatoes are traditionally cooked in oil and doused in butter. Here we offer dairy-free and oil-free vegan side dishes that can be enjoyed guilt-free. We've combined vegan salads with side dishes in this category, but that doesn’t mean that our salads aren't meal-worthy on their own. Most contain beans and/or whole grains to make them very hearty. If you’re making your salad ahead for lunch the next day, just be sure to pack your dressing on the side.

Sweet and Spicy Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

If you haven’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a full-on Brussels sprouts renaissance where these little green gems are finally getting…

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Tangy Cabbage and Apple Sauté

Need a quick and tasty side dish to brighten things up at your next plant-based barbecue? This five-ingredient cabbage and apple sauté…

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Layered Black Rice Salad

Be prepared for an abundance of “oohs” and “aahs” when you present this multicolor black rice salad at your next dinner party….

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Greek Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Tofu Feta

This impressive vegan Greek salad packs incredible flavors without all the oil and cheese often found in this classic Mediterranean dish. Tender…

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Kid-Friendly Rainbow Salad

Perfect for potlucks or other group gatherings, this easy rainbow salad serves up an array of colors and flavors with a slightly…

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Lemon and Dill Mashed Potatoes

These comforting, creamy spuds are an excellent side dish when you’re trying to impress a group of guests. The mashed taters are…

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Spicy Corn and Tomato Salad

Perk up a picnic or afternoon barbecue with this refreshing corn and tomato salad. The juicy kernels are tossed with tangy scallions,…

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Perfectly Tender Grilled Corn on the Cob

No cookout is complete without grilled corn on the cob, and we have an easy hack for ensuring you get great results….

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Grilled Chinese Eggplant with Spiced Vinegar Sauce

This satisfying side dish will steal the show at your next cookout. When you’re shopping for ingredients, look for Chinese eggplants that…

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Kid-Friendly Edible Flower Salad

Want to make eating veggies more enticing for your little ones? Add edible flowers to your salad to turn it into an…

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Peach and Tomato Salad

This stunning salad is a recipe you’ll have on repeat all summer long. Succulent sweet peaches are arranged alongside juicy heirloom tomatoes…

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Filipino Cucumber Salad (Ensaladang Pipino)

Commonly paired with grilled foods, ensaladang pipino is a Filipino cucumber salad that brightens the flavor of whatever it’s served alongside. Cucumber,…

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