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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.

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…

Eat-the-Rainbow Salad on a blue plate with metal fork on a teal tabletop see recipe

Chopped Winter Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

This crunchy and refreshing winter salad is all about balance. The sweetness of juicy clementines and pears counteracts the slight bitterness of…

Chopped Winter Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette in a blue bowl with a serving spoon see recipe

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are partially roasted before being tossed in a spicy paste and sent back into the oven to get irresistibly tender….

Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a cast iron skillet see recipe

Instant Pot o’ Beans

Make a big batch of flavorful beans in your Instant Pot to eat as they are or enjoy in other Mexican-inspired dishes,…

Multicooker Pot o’ Beans in a skillet with a wooden spoon see recipe

Date and Orange Couscous Salad

This colorful couscous salad is full of bright ingredients that can easily liven up the chilly months. Juicy citrus segments mix with…

Date and Orange Couscous Salad in a blue ceramic bowl with wood serving spoon see recipe

Napa Cabbage Salad

Shredded napa cabbage forms the base of this delicious and simple salad. The tender leaves are combined with crisp green beans, crunchy…

Napa Cabbage Salad on a serving plate with dressing being poured over the top see recipe

Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls

Get a taste of southern France with these produce-packed vegan niçoise bowls. Rich artichoke hearts and chewy chickpeas replace tuna and eggs…

Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls in a light pink dish with a small bowl of tahini dressing see recipe

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…

Indian-Spiced Potato Salad in a blue bowl with metal serving spoon see recipe

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…

Hearty Kale Salad with Warm Citrus and Wheat Berries on blue plates see recipe

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…

Vegan Southern Green Beans in a white casserole dish see recipe

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…

Oil-free Zaalouk in a blue vowl with a metal spoon and a side of pita bread see recipe

Classic Vegan Cornbread

When it comes to Southern cooking, cornbread is as classic as it gets. This lightly sweet plant-based version gets a boost of…

Vegan Cornbread in a white square dish with parchment paper underneath see recipe