Salads & Sides

Sides 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.

Peachy-Orange Arugula Salad

This simple, juicy salad is the perfect summer side dish. Double down on peachy flavor with a mix of raw and grilled…

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Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard Sauce

In this recipe, Brussels sprouts are braised in a pressure cooker with a tangy-sweet combination of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. There…

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Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing

This simple salad of seasonal autumn fruits is easy to make and yet has an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can…

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Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

This polenta recipe is one of my favorites! For this recipe use the ripest pears you can find on the market—Bosc, Asian,…

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Spring Frisée Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry takes center stage in this fresh, bright, beautiful salad, which features an easy vinaigrette to tie it together. Frisée is a…

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Rosemary-Garlic Biscuits

These plant-based biscuits offer a much healthier alternative to traditional biscuits, which are very high in fat. They feature a mouthwatering combination…

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Blueberry Spinach Salad Bowl with Orange Vinaigrette

Spice-enhanced oven-roasted sweet potatoes and a brightly flavored dressing make these colorful bowls extra special.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Not into Brussels sprouts? This comforting side dish might just change your mind. First the sprouts are simmered in a savory, garlicky…

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Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Chickpeas

The mild anise-like flavor of fennel is well balanced by the citrus in this hearty salad. From Forks Over Knives – The…

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Baked Tortilla Chips

This simple recipe for homemade baked tortilla chips is a staple for whole-food, plant-based kitchens. These chips can be eaten on their…

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Landlocked Ceviche

There’s no seafood in this dish, but we don’t think you will miss it—and the fish won’t be mad either. Instead we…

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Ribboned Zucchini Salad with Lentils and Creamy Turmeric Dressing

Incorporating lentils is an easy way to add bulk to any salad. Here, they soak up a creamy dressing and complement the…

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