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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.

Hearty Winter Slaw with Quinoa and Cranberries

Think coleslaw is just a side dish? This delicious winter slaw is packed full of good-for-you ingredients that undoubtedly deserve to be…

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Easy Herbed Couscous

Couscous, a tiny pasta with nutty undertones, is a delicious base for absorbing the fragrant flavors of Moroccan stews. In this jazzed-up…

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German Potato Dumplings with Mushroom Gravy

A staple side dish throughout Germany, these gnocchi-like dumplings are hearty enough to serve as an entrée, too. The potato dumplings feature…

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Bulgur-Bean Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

Bulgur is a delicious, chewy whole grain that’s prominently featured in Middle Eastern cuisine. Here, we’ve paired it with hearty chickpeas and…

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Tikil Gomen (Ethiopian-Style Cabbage, Potatoes, and Carrots)

If you’re new to Ethiopian food, tikil gomen is the perfect side dish to get you acquainted with the fragrant flavors of…

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Spinach Tabbouleh Salad with Watermelon Radish

With hearty beans and colorful veggies, this scrumptious spin on tabbouleh offers main-course treatment to the classic Middle Eastern side dish. The…

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Ethiopian Collard Greens and Chard

Collard greens sautéed in clarified butter and spices is a classic Ethiopian side dish. Our plant-based riff is free of added fat…

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Sweet Spinach and Berry Salad

The slightly sweet flavor of spinach pairs well with ripe, juicy fruits in this delectable 15-minute salad. Layers of lush berries, bright…

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Grilled Asparagus and Rainbow Carrots with Gremolata

Get your grill on with a colorful and herbaceous side dish that’s perfect for accompanying hearty veggie burgers at your next plant-based…

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Strawberry-Mint Salad with Easy Maple-Dijon Dressing

Sweet and herbal, tender and crisp—this simple strawberry-mint salad has so much going for it. Chopped red onion adds tanginess to the…

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Purple Potato Croquettes with Kale Salad

Vibrant purple potato croquettes turn a simple salad into a rainbow-hued feast. Hearty spuds are boiled and pressed through a ricer so…

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Braised Cipollini Onions with Spring Pea Puree

While it might sound strange to eat onions whole, small cipollini onions are a delicious treat that have a much milder, sweeter…

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