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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.

Spicy Collard Slaw

Collards, like other dark, leafy greens, are members of the cabbage family. With their mild flavor and crisp-tender texture, they make a…

Spicy Collard Slaw in a ceramic bowl on a gray countertop see recipe

Heather’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Golden Gravy

This creamy, golden vegan gravy recipe takes just minutes to put together. Sometimes my boys eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes…

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Strawberry Pistachio Salad

We love the flavor, color, and texture that strawberries bring to this salad, while grains and pistachios offer an irresistible blend of…

Strawberry Pistachio Salad see recipe

Yuca Mash with Corn and Peas

Yuca, a starchy tropical root vegetable, takes the place of potatoes in this fresh variation on mashed potatoes, which is also studded…

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Creamy Cauliflower Bake

This striking baked cauliflower side dish will be a hit for any holiday spread, potluck, or Sunday night supper. With its cheesy…

Creamy White Cauliflower Side Dish Topped with Almonds, Bread Crumbs see recipe

Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls

Get a taste of southern France with these produce-packed vegan niçoise bowls. Rich artichoke hearts and chewy chickpeas replace tuna and eggs…

Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls in a light pink dish with a small bowl of tahini dressing see recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. Chef’s Note: This stuffed recipe makes enough filling for…

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Lemon Dijon Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This whole roasted cauliflower recipe is a fun way to add some versatility to dinner! The cauliflower is coated in a creamy…

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Crispy Roasted Acorn Squash

Breaded, twice-roasted, and infused with the flavors of rosemary and balsamic vinegar, these crispy chunks of acorn squash make a perfect side…

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Farmers Market Couscous Salad

Break out the big platter or a clear glass bowl and showcase your farmers market haul in this eye-popping layered salad. Warm…

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The Best Broccoli Slaw

If you’re tossing your broccoli stalks in the compost pile, you’re seriously missing out. Their tender texture and earthy sweetness make them…

The Best Broccoli Slaw in a black bowl with metal serving spoons see recipe