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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.

Summer Corn and Wheat Berry Slaw

Between the kale, corn, grains, and orange supremes, this colorful summer slaw strikes a tasty balance between earthy and sweet. Letting the…

Summertime Kale Slaw with Wheat Berries, Oranges, and Corn see recipe

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…

plant-based nachos 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…

Chinese Cabbage Salad see recipe

Potato and Artichoke Heart Pasta Salad

Potato and pasta soak up a creamy dressing in this meal-worthy pasta salad. Hearts of palm and artichoke hearts add a nutty…

potato artichoke heart and pasta salad wordpress see recipe

Skillet Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Sweet caramelized onions and crunchy toasted almonds add a delicious depth of flavor to this savory green bean skillet. Button mushrooms bring…

Skillet Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms in a serving tray on a blue table see recipe

Easy Black Bean Salad

We could eat this black bean salad for every meal in summer, even breakfast. This is the salad I make when I…

Black Bean Salad see recipe

Mint Lemonade Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this mint lemonade chickpea salad is like a drop of sunshine for your taste buds. Mint and lemon are…

chickpea salad see recipe

One-Pot Squash and Brussels Sprouts Panzanella with Dried Cherries

Your taste buds will dance over these flavors and textures: soft, sweet squash, savory seasonings, crunchy walnuts, tarty-chewy cherries and a bite…

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Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

warm vegetable mixed grain salad see recipe

Melon and White Bean Salad

Melon wedges cradle a mint-infused bean salad in this refreshing recipe. You can choose just one kind of melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)…

Melon and White Bean Salad see recipe