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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.

Hearty Kale Salad with Warm Citrus and Wheat Berries

Your standard kale salad gets a delicious upgrade with baked citrus segments, chewy wheat berries, and a zesty mustard vinaigrette. This recipe…

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Vegan Southern Green Beans

Smoked paprika and crushed red pepper give these saucy, tender Southern-style green beans a delicious kick of heat. Tangy red onion adds…

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Oil-Free Zaalouk with Pita

Zaalouk is a creamy cooked Moroccan salad that eats like a dip. This oil-free version pairs perfectly with toasted pita bread as…

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Classic Vegan Cornbread

When it comes to Southern cooking, cornbread is as classic as it gets. This lightly sweet plant-based version gets a boost of…

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Blood Orange-Farro Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

This blood orange salad absolutely bursts with flavor. Chickpeas are rolled in a savory curry spice blend and then crisped up in…

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Sushi Coleslaw

All your favorite sushi flavors come together in this crunchy slaw featuring napa cabbage, chopped nori, scallions, and sesame seeds. A ginger-infused…

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Fennel, Orange, and Beet Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

This refreshing salad combines bright citrus, earthy beets, and the spicy licorice notes of fennel for a deliciously colorful side dish. A…

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Skillet Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Sweet caramelized onions and crunchy toasted almonds add a delicious depth of flavor to this savory green bean skillet. Button mushrooms bring…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Upgrade your standard mashed potato dish to this savory, herbaceous, out-of-this-world delicious recipe! Tender skin-on red potatoes are mixed with a plant-based…

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Spicy Collard Slaw

Collards, like other dark, leafy greens, are members of the cabbage family. With their mild flavor and crisp-tender texture, they make a…

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Thai Basil Eggplant

This saucy and spicy Thai basil eggplant recipe is ideal for busy weeknights. Coming together in just 30 minutes, the fresh eggplant,…

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Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

All kale Caesar! This quick and satisfying salad is perfect for a light lunch or paired with a veggie burger as a…

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