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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.

Raw Purple Power Salad

In the plant world, purple is the calling card for phytochemicals called anthocyanins, powerful compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are…

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Basil and Garlic Poached Carrots

Poaching carrots allows their natural flavor to shine through. Here, basil and garlic add savory aromas that elevate an ordinary side dish…

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Vegan Pineapple Coleslaw

Brighten up your summer BBQ with an incredible coleslaw that’s equal parts tangy, crunchy, and creamy. This refreshing recipe combines eye-catching purple…

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Warm Spiced Eggplant Salad

You’ll love this saucy, Ethiopian-spiced eggplant and tomato salad that eats like a dip. Slowly sautéeing the veggies helps release their juices…

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Vegan Taco Salad Bowls

While these fun taco salad cups were created with kids in mind, plant-based eaters of all ages will enjoy this hearty, tasty…

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Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeño Dressing

Imagine munching on this colorful grilled corn salad on a hot summer day when you’re craving something light, refreshing, and full of…

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Old-Fashioned Potato Salad with Vegan Mayo

Tofu does double duty in this enticing vegan potato salad as both the base for a creamy dressing and a stand-in for…

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Kale and Lentil Salad with Potatoes

In search of a nourishing lunch? This hearty kale salad is packed full of satisfying ingredients that will banish the afternoon slump…

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Peach and Tomato Salad

This stunning salad is a recipe you’ll have on repeat all summer long. Succulent sweet peaches are arranged alongside juicy heirloom tomatoes…

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Filipino Cucumber Salad (Ensaladang Pipino)

Commonly paired with grilled foods, ensaladang pipino is a Filipino cucumber salad that brightens the flavor of whatever it’s served alongside. Cucumber,…

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Kid-Friendly Edible Flower Salad

Want to make eating veggies more enticing for your little ones? Add edible flowers to your salad to turn it into an…

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Spicy Corn and Tomato Salad

Perk up a picnic or afternoon barbecue with this refreshing corn and tomato salad. The juicy kernels are tossed with tangy scallions,…

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