Salads & Sides

Sides 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.

Mediterranean Farro Salad

This satisfying Mediterranean salad gets extra bulk from farro, an heirloom wheat that was a staple ingredient in Ancient Rome. Farro has…

A Mediterranean farro grain salad with artichokes, tomatoes, and lemon see recipe

Veggie Fajita Kabobs

Before hitting the grill, these colorful kabobs are brushed with a lime juice mixture that plays well with the roasted fajita veggies’…

veggie fajita kabobs see recipe

Peachy-Orange Arugula Salad

This simple, juicy salad is the perfect summer side dish. Double down on peachy flavor with a mix of raw and grilled…

peach arugula salad see recipe

Ginger-Lime Watermelon Salad

This refreshing salad features juicy watermelon, crunchy jicama, and zesty seasonings. For best results, serve it the day it is made. To…

ginger-lime watermelon salad see recipe

Italian-Style Zucchini and Chickpea Sauté

This colorful, classic Italian side dish features a saucy medley of fork-tender veggies. Look for 6- to 7-inch zucchini with a vibrant…

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Roasted Asparagus with Tarragon and Balsamic

Miso paste adds complex umami flavor to this roasted asparagus side dish. Cut the bell pepper, asparagus, and scallions into similar-size pieces…

roasted asparagus with tarragon see recipe

Grilled Squash and Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

Herb-flavored smoke is a great way to add flavor to grilled foods. Choose thick herb sprigs and soak them in water so…

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Potato and Artichoke Heart Pasta Salad

Potato and pasta soak up a creamy dressing in this meal-worthy pasta salad. Hearts of palm and artichoke hearts add a nutty…

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Grilled Watermelon and Honeydew Salad

Nothing tastes as sweet and succulent as grilled melon. This summery side dish features three different types. While white balsamic vinegar is…

grilled melon salad see recipe

Potato Snackers with Red Pepper Dip

Using a combination of potato types gives these lightly seasoned crisps a variety of flavors and textures. Enjoy them with semi-homemade roasted…

Potato Rounds Snackers with dip see recipe

Sautéed Veggies with Lemon Pepper

A little vegetable broth, lemon zest, and spice go a long way in amping up the flavor in this simple side dish….

lemon-pepper vegetables see recipe

Ribboned Zucchini Salad with Lentils and Creamy Turmeric Dressing

Incorporating lentils is an easy way to add bulk to any salad. Here, they soak up a creamy dressing and complement the…

zucchini lentil salad see recipe