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.

Crispy Roasted Acorn Squash

Breaded, twice-roasted, and infused with the flavors of rosemary and balsamic vinegar, these crispy chunks of acorn squash make a perfect side…

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Crispy Oven-Baked Yuca Fries

A tropical root vegetable with a deliciously starchy texture, yuca offers a fresh new twist to any dish you’d ordinarily make with…

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Summer Celebration Fruit Bowls

Lime juice and fresh mint enhance the flavors of juicy summer produce without masking their luscious natural goodness in these summer celebration…

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Single-Rise Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Mashed sweet potato adds sweetness, moisture, and a golden-orange hue to these whole grain dinner rolls. Just before baking the risen rolls,…

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which…

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Baby Kale Salad with Farro, Grapes, and Oranges

Baby kale is easy to find these days, and it’s much more tender and sweet than the larger leaves. Farro is a…

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Chinese Cabbage Salad

Fresh orange juice and ginger brighten the Asian flavors of the dressing in this Chinese Cabbage Salad. When selecting mandarin oranges at…

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Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad

Fall colors shine through in this sweet and tangy Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad with homemade dressing. The carrots and fennel can…

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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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Autumn Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries are one of the heartiest grains, which gives them a long cooking time along with their exceptional health benefits. Use…

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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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Herb-Grilled Baby Squash and Mushrooms

Herb-flavored smoke is a great way to add flavor to grilled foods. Choose thick herb sprigs and soak them in water so…

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