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.

BBQ Beans & Greens

If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe….

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Jerk-Seasoned Veggies with Yuca

This spicy side dish is a nice introduction to yuca, a staple food in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you have…

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Ponzu Noodle Salad

Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or…

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Grilled Peach and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Grilled summer peaches and blueberries in a pasta salad? Yes, please! The caramelized sweetness of the peaches contrasts nicely with the peppery…

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which…

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Fire Brigade Stuffing

My brother-in-law, Brian, makes this stuffing, which will make your palate swoon and your tummy sing. Here’s a fun twist to make…

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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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My Mama’s Potato Salad Recipe

When I was a kid, I would only eat my mom and grandmother’s potato salad – I refused to eat potato salad…

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Green Beans and Summer Squash Salad

We used kidney beans for this summery salad, but any cooked bean of your preference will work. You can make the easy…

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Szechwan Coleslaw

This meal-worthy Asian-style coleslaw recipe comes together in 30 minutes (or less) and is bursting with flavor. Uncooked millet gives this tri-cabbage…

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Mediterranean Green Beans and Potato Toss

Flavorful cherry tomatoes, garlic, and shallots cook down to a quick and tasty sauce for this Mediterranean green beans and potato dish…

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