close

Before You Go!

Get new recipes, health-focused articles, and special offers direct to your inbox each week.

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.

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…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

Celebrate spring with this stunning strawberry-centric salad. Fresh strawberries and grilled pineapple supply succulent sweetness, while edamame and almonds add plenty of…

see recipe

Potato Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Fresh dill is the perfect flavor partner for horseradish in this quick vegan potato salad. New potatoes work well in this dish…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

Chopped Veggie Salad with Pasta and Creamy Cauliflower Dressing

A delicious mashup of macaroni salad and chopped vegetable salad, this colorful dish gets coated with a creamy herbed dressing made with…

see recipe

Chinese Cabbage Salad

Fresh orange juice and ginger brighten the Asian flavors of the dressing in this Chinese Cabbage Salad. When selecting mandarin oranges at…

see recipe

Layered Vegetable Salad

This satisfying Layered Vegetable Salad makes a great take-along dish to potlucks because it’s compact and easy to serve—plus the vegetables stay…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

Rosemary-Garlic Biscuits

These plant-based biscuits offer a much healthier alternative to traditional biscuits, which are very high in fat. They feature a mouthwatering combination…

see recipe

Mediterranean Shaved Asparagus Salad

Shaved asparagus sets this salad apart from all the other bright, bold Mediterranean medleys out there. The raw ribbons (made with a…

see recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard Sauce

In this recipe, Brussels sprouts are braised in a pressure cooker with a tangy-sweet combination of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. There…

see recipe