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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.

Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It’s not hard to see why this dish represents comfort food for people of many different backgrounds. Its creamy, savory goodness is…

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Kale and Sweet Potato Salad with Dried Cranberries

This simple kale salad recipe delivers big on flavor. Steamed sweet potatoes, cranberries, and cashews bring an array of colors and textures….

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Mediterranean Green Beans and Potato Toss

Flavorful cherry tomatoes, garlic, and shallots cook down to a quick and tasty sauce for this Mediterranean green beans and potato dish…

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Mung Bean Sprouts

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Butter Lettuce and Green Pea Salad

This colorful, refreshing butter lettuce salad is a serious crowd-pleaser that pairs perfectly with our Cilantro-Cashew Dressing. To make it a heartier…

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Winter White Bean Salad

You can buy peeled and cubed squash in many supermarket produce departments. While it steams you can make the pesto and have…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Just thinking about mashed potatoes makes me swoon—they’re so fluffy and belly-pleasing. But all the butter, milk, and cream that are typically…

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Grilled Veggie Salad

This recipe was adapted from the original in The Plantpower Way, a new book by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. Summer on…

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Roasted Beets and Baby Leeks Platter

Succulent roasted beets and leeks pack flavor into this hearty main-dish salad, which also features quinoa, watercress, garlicky croutons, and a quick…

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Jerk-Seasoned Veggies with Yuca

This spicy side dish is a nice introduction to yuca, a staple food in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you have…

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Grilled Corn Succotash

This succulent side dish makes the most of corn season by grilling corn on the cob to smoky-sweet perfection before mixing the…

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Aloo Baingan (Potato and Eggplant)

If you love Indian food like I love Indian food, then let me tell you: We found the mother lode! Since I…

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