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.

Red Cabbage Salad with Orange, Cranberries and Walnuts

This rainbow-hued salad is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. The salad develops its delicious flavor as it sits,…

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The Best Oil-Free Hummus

Virtually nonfat, this tasty, oil-free hummus recipe is the healthy antidote to your hummus cravings. You can find a store-bought variation of…

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Easy Black Bean Salad

We could eat this black bean salad for every meal in summer, even breakfast. This is the salad I make when I…

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Middle Eastern Quinoa Salad

This easy, vegan quinoa salad recipe features the classic flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine. The earthiness of cumin and quinoa pairs with…

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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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Green Apple Slaw

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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Asian Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Salad

Who would have guessed that cucumbers and seaweed could be such good friends? One grows up high on the vine, while the…

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Rosemary Potato Bake with Onions and Tomatoes

This simple dish of roasted potatoes and tomatoes has amazing flavor and is easy to throw together.

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Spinach-Apricot Salad with Spiced Lentils

A creamy lentil mixture combines with mild spinach and tangy dried apricots in this salad flavored with allspice and cinnamon. When shopping…

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Chickpea and Baby Beet Salad with Pickled Red Onions

Quick-pickled red onions are the star of this salad, which features a colorful medley of baby greens, chickpeas, and cooked beets. You…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The trick to making great roasted sweet potatoes without oil is to steam them before you put them in the oven. This…

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Potato Salad with Avocado and Dill

How do you make a creamy potato salad when using whole foods? Simple! Mash up a fresh ripe avocado, and substitute it…

This vegan potato salad recipe is truly a dish you can enjoy on its own or paired with a light soup or wrap. Get ready to try the best potato salad ever! see recipe