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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.

Polenta–Black Bean Medallions with Spicy Salsa

This polenta and black beans recipe is a fun dish that can be made into an appetizer when cut into medallions or…

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Easy Vegan Baked Beans

When homemade barbecue sauce is in the refrigerator, this dish can be brought together in minutes. The barbecue sauce is what makes…

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Winter White Bean Salad

You can buy peeled and cubed squash in many supermarket produce departments. While it steams you can make the pesto and have…

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Fava Bean Salad

Also known as broad beans, fava beans are native to North Africa and parts of Asia. If you cook the dried bean,…

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Mixed Winter Veggie Curry with Poppy Seeds

This is a nourishing dish showcasing the rich taste of Indian curry—it’s perfect when paired with steamed rice. The word curry comes…

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Butter Lettuce and Green Pea Salad

This colorful, refreshing butter lettuce salad is a serious crowd-pleaser that pairs perfectly with our Cilantro-Cashew Dressing. To make it a heartier…

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Mediterranean Green Beans and Potato Toss

Flavorful cherry tomatoes, garlic, and shallots cook down to a quick and tasty sauce for this Mediterranean green beans and potato dish…

Greek-Style Green Beans see recipe

Grilled Veggie Salad

This recipe was adapted from the original in The Plantpower Way, a new book by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. Summer on…

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Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing

This simple salad of seasonal autumn fruits is easy to make and yet has an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can…

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Quinoa Primavera

This colorful quinoa will make you say quin-wow! Jam-packed with loads of yummy veggies, this dish makes a one-pot meal that packs…

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Strawberry Pistachio Salad

We love the flavor, color, and texture that strawberries bring to this salad, while grains and pistachios offer an irresistible blend of…

Strawberry Pistachio Salad see recipe

Fresca Bean Salad

Chow down. Or lighten up. To make this a heartier dish, add 1½ cups cooked quinoa. Warm quinoa gives the dish a…

Bean Salad see recipe