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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.

Beet Greens and Spinach Saag with Tofu

Saag is a classic Indian dish typically made with cubes of paneer cheese, but in this plant-based version we’ve swapped the dairy…

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Greek Salad Board

Serve this informal salad board as an appetizer at your next Mediterranean feast or anytime you’re craving a healthy no-fuss dinner that…

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Tuscan Panzanella with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Croutons are crucial to panzanella, which gets its name in part from the Italian word for bread. This low-fat version omits oil…

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Cilantro Ranch Bean Salad

This satisfying salad hits the spot when you’re craving Southwest flavors but don’t want a heavy meal. Nutritional yeast and chili powder…

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Eat-the-Rainbow Salad

Eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables not only keeps meals interesting but also ensures you get the full spectrum of…

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Chopped Winter Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

This crunchy and refreshing winter salad is all about balance. The sweetness of juicy clementines and pears counteracts the slight bitterness of…

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Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are partially roasted before being tossed in a spicy paste and sent back into the oven to get irresistibly tender….

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Instant Pot o’ Beans

Make a big batch of flavorful beans in your Instant Pot to eat as they are or enjoy in other Mexican-inspired dishes,…

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Date and Orange Couscous Salad

This colorful couscous salad is full of bright ingredients that can easily liven up the chilly months. Juicy citrus segments mix with…

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Napa Cabbage Salad

Shredded napa cabbage forms the base of this delicious and simple salad. The tender leaves are combined with crisp green beans, crunchy…

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Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls

Get a taste of southern France with these produce-packed vegan niçoise bowls. Rich artichoke hearts and chewy chickpeas replace tuna and eggs…

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Indian-Spiced Potato Salad

This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch. Tender potatoes are tossed with fresh cucumber and crunchy bell peppers for a hearty side…

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