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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.

Herb-Crusted Asparagus Spears

These garlic and ‘Parmesan’-crusted asparagus spears make a tasty side dish, snack, or party appetizer. Easy and elegant! From Naked Food Magazine.

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Roasted Red Potatoes and Cabbage

Roasted red potatoes and cabbage are equal parts healthy and comforting. To make this easy side dish, generous wedges of lemon- and…

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Spinach-Apricot Salad with Spiced Lentils

A creamy lentil mixture combines with mild spinach and tangy dried apricots in this salad flavored with allspice and cinnamon. When shopping…

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Farro and Spinach Salad with Air-Fried Beets

With air-fried beets, tangy orange dressing, and chopped fresh pears, this salad packs a fruity punch with every bite. The secret to…

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Eat-the-Rainbow Salad

Eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables not only keeps meals interesting but also ensures you get the full spectrum of…

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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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“Nacho” Vegan Baked Potato

This recipe makes a great go-to meal for busy parents or people. It’s super-quick, super-easy, super-filling, and super-nutritious. All you need is…

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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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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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Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

All kale Caesar! This quick and satisfying salad is perfect for a light lunch or paired with a veggie burger as a…

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Hasselback Roasted Zucchini

This eye-catching side dish is perfect for summer BBQs or a light lunch when you have excess summer squash lying around. The…

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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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