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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.

Thanksgiving Tabbouleh Salad

This succulent tabbouleh salad combines the best flavors of fall with a Middle Eastern classic to create a fusion dish that will…

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Kimchi Noodle Salad

Kimchi is a fermented condiment made from any number of vegetables. In this recipe, I like to use a very spicy cabbage…

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Egyptian Breakfast Beans (Ful Medames)

This traditional Egyptian breakfast (pronounced fool mudammis) is almost always made with dried fava beans. They need to soak at least 8…

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Single-Rise Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Mashed sweet potato adds sweetness, moisture, and a golden-orange hue to these whole grain dinner rolls. Just before baking the risen rolls,…

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Green Lentil Spoon Salad

This fresh green bowl is packed with fiber and nutrients to power you through your day. Save time chopping broccoli florets by…

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Tuscan Panzanella with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Croutons are crucial to panzanella, which gets its name in part from the Italian word for bread. This low-fat version omits oil…

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Quinoa, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Quick-cooking quinoa makes this a perfect summer salad when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. It is also great for…

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Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard Sauce

In this recipe, Brussels sprouts are braised in a pressure cooker with a tangy-sweet combination of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. There…

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Potato Snackers with Red Pepper Dip

Using a combination of potato types gives these lightly seasoned crisps a variety of flavors and textures. Enjoy them with semi-homemade roasted…

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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…

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Harissa-Roasted Potato Salad

Harissa seasoning may become your new favorite ingredient after you get a taste of this irresistible potato salad. The Tunisian spice blend…

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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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