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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.

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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Grilled Squash and Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

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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Green Apple Coleslaw

Move over, cabbage: Apples make for a deliciously crunchy coleslaw in this fresh take on the classic lunch side. Featuring red grapes…

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Mung Bean Sprouts

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Purple Potato and Kale Salad with Cilantro-Tahini Dressing

This is a colorful and richly flavored salad that’s fun to serve—the purple potatoes really give the dish a surprising look. From…

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Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade Hummus

A combination of zesty and sour, this play on hummus may look benign, but it has a spicy kick and will give…

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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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Wheat Berry and Roasted Vegetable Salad with Kale

This hearty salad is replete with a range of flavors. The roasted vegetable medley includes sweet potatoes, beets, and shallots. Pepitas, golden…

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Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

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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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Southwestern Potato Bowl

What is more filling than potatoes? And what packs more Southwestern flavor than Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies? Nothing and no…

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Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Try these baked, oil-free french-fries and ketchup which are a tasty delight!  The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or…

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