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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.

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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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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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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Grilled Summer Squash with Seasoned Bread Crumbs

This scrumptious summer squash recipe gives the backyard grill staple a glow-up with a crunchy coating of seasoned bread crumbs. Simply slice…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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