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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.

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…

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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…

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Chickpea and Baby Beet Salad with Pickled Red Onions

Quick-pickled red onions are the star of this salad, which features a colorful medley of baby greens, chickpeas, and cooked beets. You…

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Grilled Watermelon and Honeydew Salad

Nothing tastes as sweet and succulent as grilled melon. This summery side dish features three different types. While white balsamic vinegar is…

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Thai Basil Eggplant

This saucy and spicy Thai basil eggplant recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. Coming together in just 30 minutes, the fresh eggplant,…

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Grilled Corn Succotash

This succulent side dish makes the most of corn season by grilling corn on the cob to smoky-sweet perfection before mixing the…

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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…

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