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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.

Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

This Mason jar salad is a great make-ahead meal to enjoy at home or on the go. A creamy pesto dressing anchors…

Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing see recipe

Dandelion Greens Salad with Roasted Baby Beets

Not a beet lover? This colorful salad could be a gamechanger. Tender baby beets are brushed with champagne vinegar and roasted to…

Dandelion Greens Salad with Roasted Baby Beets in a white bowl against a green background see recipe

The Best Broccoli Slaw

If you’re tossing your broccoli stalks in the compost pile, you’re seriously missing out. Their tender texture and earthy sweetness make them…

The Best Broccoli Slaw in a black bowl with metal serving spoons see recipe

Beet Greens and Spinach Saag with Tofu

Saag is a classic Indian dish typically made with cubes of paneer cheese, but in this plant-based version we’ve swapped the dairy…

Beet Greens and Spinach Saag with Tofu in a skillet on a wood tabletop see recipe

Greek Salad Board

Serve this informal salad board as an appetizer at your next Mediterranean feast or anytime you’re craving a healthy no-fuss dinner that…

greek salad board with chopped veggies, pita bread, and bowls of hummus on a wooden serving board see recipe

Tuscan Panzanella with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Croutons are crucial to panzanella, which gets its name in part from the Italian word for bread. This low-fat version omits oil…

Tuscan Panzanella with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette on a white platter being held in a woman's arms see recipe

Cilantro Ranch Bean Salad

This satisfying salad hits the spot when you’re craving Southwest flavors but don’t want a heavy meal. Nutritional yeast and chili powder…

Cilantro Ranch Bean Salad in an orange bowl on a wooden tabletop see recipe

Eat-the-Rainbow Salad

Eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables not only keeps meals interesting but also ensures you get the full spectrum of…

Eat-the-Rainbow Salad on a blue plate with metal fork on a teal tabletop see recipe

Chopped Winter Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

This crunchy and refreshing winter salad is all about balance. The sweetness of juicy clementines and pears counteracts the slight bitterness of…

Chopped Winter Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette in a blue bowl with a serving spoon see recipe

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are partially roasted before being tossed in a spicy paste and sent back into the oven to get irresistibly tender….

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a cast iron skillet see recipe

Instant Pot o’ Beans

Make a big batch of flavorful beans in your Instant Pot to eat as they are or enjoy in other Mexican-inspired dishes,…

Multicooker Pot o’ Beans in a skillet with a wooden spoon see recipe

Date and Orange Couscous Salad

This colorful couscous salad is full of bright ingredients that can easily liven up the chilly months. Juicy citrus segments mix with…

Date and Orange Couscous Salad in a blue ceramic bowl with wood serving spoon see recipe