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.

Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Now that summer has arrived my favorite quick-cooking grain to eat is quinoa. We use seasonal summer produce to make this salad…

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Baked Tortilla Chips

This simple recipe for homemade baked tortilla chips is a staple for whole-food, plant-based kitchens. These chips can be eaten on their…

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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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Whole Grain Corn Muffins

The perfect addition to a piping hot bowl of Red Lentil Chili is lightly sweetened whole grain corn muffins. Easier to serve…

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BBQ Tofu “Wings”

Plant-based? Yes…you can still have your spicy hot wings and eat them too. Enjoy these hot and sour “Wings” with oil-free, dairy-free…

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Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade Hummus

A combination of zesty and sour, this play on hummus may look benign, but it has a spicy kick and will give…

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Hearty Nachos

These nachos are a meal in and of themselves. You can prepare them nachos-style, or serve them like a multi-layer dip, with…

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