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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.

Hollywood Bowl Brown Rice Salad

This brown rice salad recipe has been my favorite for a long time. It is filling yet refreshing, especially in the summer, and doesn’t even need a dressing!

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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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Quinoa Tabbouleh with Pomegranate Seeds

While tabbouleh is most commonly made with bulgur wheat, you can make a gluten-free version using quinoa or another cooked gluten-free grain….

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Creamy Cauliflower Bake

This striking baked cauliflower side dish will be a hit for any holiday spread, potluck, or Sunday night supper. With its cheesy…

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Lentil Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Once the lentils are cooked, this salad comes together quickly. Mint and cilantro complement this dish well, but we have a hunch…

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Green Bean and Mango Salad

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I always order a mango salad—and I always wish it contained more greens than just…

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Roasted Fennel and Carrot 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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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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Ginger-Lime Watermelon Salad

This refreshing salad features juicy watermelon, crunchy jicama, and zesty seasonings. For best results, serve it the day it is made. To…

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Veggie and Apple Slaw

This multicolored vegan slaw is tossed with a tangy Dijon vinaigrette and sweetened with freshly grated apple. Carrots and celery round out…

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Fresh and juicy, this quick fruit salad is the perfect side dish for hot summer days. While we love the flavor of…

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Green Lentil Spoon Salad

This fresh green bowl is packed with fiber and nutrients to power you through your day. Save time chopping broccoli florets by…

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