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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.

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,…

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My Mama’s Potato Salad Recipe

When I was a kid, I would only eat my mom and grandmother’s potato salad – I refused to eat potato salad…

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Fresh and juicy, this quick fruit salad is the perfect side dish for hot summer days. While we love the flavor of…

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

This satisfying Mediterranean salad gets extra bulk from farro, an heirloom wheat that was a staple ingredient in Ancient Rome. Farro has…

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Classic Vegan Cornbread

When it comes to Southern cooking, cornbread is as classic as it gets. This lightly sweet plant-based version gets a boost of…

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Moroccan Carrot-Beet Salad

This Moroccan-inspired recipe is an explosion of flavors, colors, and textures that will delight even the most staunch salad snubber. Leafy greens…

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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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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…

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Greek Salad Board

Serve this informal salad board as an appetizer at your next Mediterranean feast or anytime you’re craving a healthy no-fuss dinner that…

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