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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.

Lentil Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Once the lentils are cooked, this salad comes together quickly. Mint and cilantro complement this dish well, but we have a hunch…

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Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

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Indian-Spiced Potato Salad

This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch. Tender potatoes are tossed with fresh cucumber and crunchy bell peppers for a hearty side…

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Middle Eastern Quinoa Salad

This easy, vegan quinoa salad recipe features the classic flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine. The earthiness of cumin and quinoa pairs with…

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Blueberry Spinach Salad Bowl with Orange Vinaigrette

Spice-enhanced oven-roasted sweet potatoes and a brightly flavored dressing make these colorful bowls extra special.

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Summer Corn and Wheat Berry Slaw

Between the kale, corn, grains, and orange supremes, this colorful summer slaw strikes a tasty balance between earthy and sweet. Letting the…

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Beet Greens and Spinach Saag with Tofu

Saag is a classic Indian dish typically made with cubes of paneer cheese, but in this plant-based version we’ve swapped the dairy…

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