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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

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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BBQ Tofu “Wings”

Plant-based? Yes…you can still have your spicy hot wings and eat them too. Enjoy these hot and sour “Wings” with oil-free, dairy-free…

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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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Mediterranean Shaved Asparagus Salad

Shaved asparagus sets this salad apart from all the other bright, bold Mediterranean medleys out there. The raw ribbons (made with a…

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Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

This is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is kid-friendly and great as a dip – you can…

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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…

It’s not hard to see why this vegan mashed potatoes recipe represents comfort food for people of many different backgrounds. Its always a hit! see recipe

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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Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad

This refreshing salad does not need any dressing or seasoning. You can substitute oranges for the grapefruit, if you like.

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Layered Vegetable Salad

This satisfying Layered Vegetable Salad makes a great take-along dish to potlucks because it’s compact and easy to serve—plus the vegetables stay…

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Boulangere Potatoes

This recipe is a great alternative to scalloped potatoes, which are traditionally very high in fat. From Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from The…

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Roasted Buckwheat Salad

Roasted buckwheat, also called kasha, has an earthy, woody flavor that I find very interesting. It makes a nice variation to my…

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