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.

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…

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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…

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Roasted Beets and Baby Leeks Platter

Succulent roasted beets and leeks pack flavor into this hearty main-dish salad, which also features quinoa, watercress, garlicky croutons, and a quick…

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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…

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Quinoa Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

Roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, and serrano pepper are roasted before being blended into a creamy dressing that bursts with bright, juicy flavor….

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Grilled Romaine Salad

With the nutty, cheesy flavor of blended cashews and the subtle tang of vinegar and mustard, the dressing on this Grilled Romaine…

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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’…

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Yuca and Kale Salad

The tropical root vegetable yuca (sometimes labeled as cassava) adds satisfying starchiness to this chopped salad. Jalapeño adds a touch of spiciness;…

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Spring Frisée Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry takes center stage in this fresh, bright, beautiful salad, which features an easy vinaigrette to tie it together. Frisée is a…

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Mint Lemonade Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this mint lemonade chickpea salad is like a drop of sunshine for your taste buds. Mint and lemon are…

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Summer Celebration Fruit Bowls

Lime juice and fresh mint enhance the flavors of juicy summer produce without masking their luscious natural goodness in these summer celebration…

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Whole Grain Stuffing with Pecans and Currants

Toasted pecans and currants are a nice change on this traditional holiday recipe. The earthy nuts and the tart fruit really brightens…

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