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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.

Chickpea Avocado Salad

Serve this flavorful salad on a bed of greens for a complete meal. I like arugula with this dish, but feel free to use your favorite.

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Baby Kale Salad with Farro, Grapes, and Oranges

Baby kale is easy to find these days, and it’s much more tender and sweet than the larger leaves. Farro is a…

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Red Cabbage Salad with Orange, Cranberries, and Walnuts

This rainbow-hued salad is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. The salad develops its delicious flavor as it sits,…

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Spring Strawberry Salad

Juicy and sweet, this springtime salad features a homemade strawberry dressing and comes together in just 20 minutes. Pro tip: Cook extra…

A colorful salad with sliced strawberries, avocado, and greens mixed together and drizzled with a bright red strawberry dressing, with a jar of strawberry dressing on the side see recipe

Green Bean and Mango Salad

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I always order a mango salad—and I always wish it contained more greens than just…

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Sautéed Veggies with Lemon Pepper

A little vegetable broth, lemon zest, and spice go a long way in amping up the flavor in this simple side dish….

lemon-pepper vegetables see recipe

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

This simple side dish celebrates root vegetables in all their colorful, flavorful glory. The key to evenly roasting firmer veggies, such as…

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley on a white serving platter with a side of dipping sauce see recipe

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

This polenta recipe is one of my favorites! For this recipe use the ripest pears you can find on the market—Bosc, Asian,…

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries see recipe

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…

Vegan Grill Recipes - Peach Blueberry Salad Wordpress see recipe

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad

Pomegranate seeds add sweetness and sparkle to this autumnal salad, which features a medley of matchstick-cut carrot, pear, turnip, and beet along…

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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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Potato and Onion Bake with Rosemary and Tomatoes

This simple dish of roasted potatoes and tomatoes has amazing flavor and is easy to throw together.

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