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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.

Baked Tortilla Chips

This simple recipe for homemade baked tortilla chips is a staple for whole-food, plant-based kitchens. These chips can be eaten on their…

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Chopped Veggie Salad with Pasta and Creamy Cauliflower Dressing

A delicious mashup of macaroni salad and chopped vegetable salad, this colorful dish gets coated with a creamy herbed dressing made with…

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Cardamom Roasted Carrots with Pomegranate Seeds

A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, these gorgeous jewel-tone carrots are perfect for impressing guests during a Thanksgiving…

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Hearty Kale Salad with Warm Citrus and Wheat Berries

Your standard kale salad gets a delicious upgrade with baked citrus segments, chewy wheat berries, and a zesty mustard vinaigrette. This recipe…

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Szechwan Coleslaw

This meal-worthy Asian-style coleslaw recipe comes together in 30 minutes (or less) and is bursting with flavor. Uncooked millet gives this tri-cabbage…

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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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Delicious Black Beans

Everyone I know cooks black beans differently. Even I change it up a bit depending on my mood and level of patience….

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Vegan Southern Green Beans

Smoked paprika and crushed red pepper give these saucy, tender Southern-style green beans a delicious kick of heat. Tangy red onion adds…

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Sweet Potato Spoon Pudding

This swoon-worthy sweet potato pudding is impossibly fluffy and perfectly seasoned with the flavors of fall. Apples add natural sweetness to the…

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Herb-Crusted Asparagus Spears

These garlic and ‘Parmesan’-crusted asparagus spears make a tasty side dish, snack, or party appetizer. Easy and elegant! From Naked Food Magazine.

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