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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.

Thai Basil Eggplant

This saucy and spicy Thai basil eggplant recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. Coming together in just 30 minutes, the fresh eggplant,…

Thai Basil Eggplant in a dark blue bowl on a gray countertop see recipe

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

All kale Caesar! This quick and satisfying salad is perfect for a light lunch or paired with a veggie burger as a…

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad in a wooden bowl topped with croutons and tomatoes see recipe

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley

This simple side dish celebrates root vegetables in all their colorful, flavorful glory. The key to evenly roasting firmer veggies, such as…

Roasted Root Vegetable Medley on a white serving platter with a side of dipping sauce see recipe

Morel Mushroom and Apple Salad

The earthy umami flavor of morel mushrooms perfectly complements the sweet apple and zesty vinaigrette in this delicious autumnal salad. Fresh morels…

Morel Mushroom and Apple Salad with Kale on a white serving platter next to a small bowl of dressing see recipe

Plum-Spinach Salad with Curried Lentils

Crispy curried lentils are a clever and unexpected addition to this show-stopping dish. The fragrant Indian spices pair perfectly with sweet plums…

Plum-Spinach Salad with Curried Lentils on a white plate with utensils and a small bowl of dressing see recipe

Fresh Pineapple and Barley Salad

Fresh pineapple steals the show in this eye-catching barley salad with tropical flavors. A base of tender butterhead lettuce is piled high…

Fresh Pineapple and Barley Salad being tossed with a fork and spoon while sitting on a wood tabletop see recipe

Mango Rice Salad Bowls

When you’re craving Mexican food but are short on time, these colorful salad bowls come together in a flash. Start with a…

Mango Rice Salad Bowls in blue ceramic bowls with a side of lime wedges on a gray countertop see recipe

Stone Fruit Pasta Salad with Fennel

Slivered fresh fennel bulb is a crunchy complement to juicy stone fruits and a zesty lemon dressing. If you like, swap in…

Stone Fruit Pasta Salad in white bowl with wooden salad tossers on a light wooden table see recipe

Melon and White Bean Salad

Melon wedges cradle a mint-infused bean salad in this refreshing recipe. You can choose just one kind of melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)…

Melon and White Bean Salad see recipe

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…

Summertime Kale Slaw with Wheat Berries, Oranges, and Corn see recipe

Farmers Market Couscous Salad

Break out the big platter or a clear glass bowl and showcase your farmers market haul in this eye-popping layered salad. Warm…

farmers market couscous salad see recipe

Green Lentil Spoon Salad

This fresh green bowl is packed with fiber and nutrients to power you through your day. Save time chopping broccoli florets by…

Green Lentil Spoon Salad see recipe