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.

Mint Lemonade Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this mint lemonade chickpea salad is like a drop of sunshine for your taste buds. Mint and lemon are…

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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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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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Grilled Watermelon and Honeydew Salad

Nothing tastes as sweet and succulent as grilled melon. This summery side dish features three different types. While white balsamic vinegar is…

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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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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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Farro Salad With Blueberries and Lemon Dressing

Farro and fennel bring earthy flavors to this fresh salad, while blueberries add juicy sweetness. A zesty lemon dressing rounds it all…

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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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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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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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Black Bean, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Lettuce Cups

Looking for a one-bowl, no-cook, no-fuss recipe that’s easy enough for lunch but elegant enough for a dinner party? For these tasty…

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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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