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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.

Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing

This simple salad of seasonal autumn fruits is easy to make and yet has an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can…

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Roasted Buckwheat Salad

Roasted buckwheat, also called kasha, has an earthy, woody flavor that I find very interesting. It makes a nice variation to my…

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Fava Bean Salad

Also known as broad beans, fava beans are native to North Africa and parts of Asia. If you cook the dried bean,…

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Green Apple Coleslaw

Move over, cabbage: Apples make for a deliciously crunchy coleslaw in this fresh take on the classic lunch side. Featuring red grapes…

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Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Chickpeas

The mild anise-like flavor of fennel is well balanced by the citrus in this hearty salad. From Forks Over Knives – The…

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Asian Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Salad

Who would have guessed that cucumbers and seaweed could be such good friends? One grows up high on the vine, while the…

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Crispy Oven-Baked Yuca Fries

A tropical root vegetable with a deliciously starchy texture, yuca offers a fresh new twist to any dish you’d ordinarily make with…

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Roasted Fennel and Carrot Salad

Fall colors shine through in this sweet and tangy Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad with homemade dressing. The carrots and fennel can…

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Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

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Boulangere Potatoes

This recipe is a great alternative to scalloped potatoes, which are traditionally very high in fat. From Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from The…

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Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

This is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is kid-friendly and great as a dip – you can…

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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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