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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.

Oil-Free Zaalouk with Pita

Zaalouk is a creamy cooked Moroccan salad that eats like a dip. This oil-free version pairs perfectly with toasted pita bread as…

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“Nacho” Vegan Baked Potato

This recipe makes a great go-to meal for busy parents or people. It’s super-quick, super-easy, super-filling, and super-nutritious. All you need is…

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Italian Chopped Salad with Farro

Invite the flavors of Italy into your kitchen with a hearty farro salad featuring a delicious medley of textures and tastes. Juicy…

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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)…

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Eat-the-Rainbow Salad

Eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables not only keeps meals interesting but also ensures you get the full spectrum of…

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Power Berry Quinoa and Kale Salad

Get your daily dose of antioxidants with a triple hit of fresh berries in this scrumptious quinoa salad. Baby kale creates a…

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Kale and Farro Salad with Orange-Avocado Dressing

You can make the dressing, cook the farro, sauté the kale and broccoli, and prep the other veggies a day in advance,…

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Plum-Spinach Salad with Curried Lentils

Crispy curried lentils are a clever and unexpected addition to this show-stopping dish. The fragrant Indian spices pair perfectly with sweet plums…

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