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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.

Chickpea Avocado Salad

Serve this flavorful salad on a bed of greens for a complete meal. I like arugula with this dish, but feel free to use your favorite.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. Chef’s Note: This stuffed recipe makes enough filling for…

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The Best Broccoli Slaw

If you’re tossing your broccoli stalks in the compost pile, you’re seriously missing out. Their tender texture and earthy sweetness make them…

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Mint Lemonade Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this mint lemonade chickpea salad is like a drop of sunshine for your taste buds. Mint and lemon are…

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Potato Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Fresh dill is the perfect flavor partner for horseradish in this quick vegan potato salad. New potatoes work well in this dish…

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Sautéed Chinese Greens Trio

A trio of Chinese leafy greens stars in this bountiful side dish that packs in tons of good-for-you ingredients. Ong choy (aka…

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Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

This polenta recipe is one of my favorites! For this recipe use the ripest pears you can find on the market—Bosc, Asian,…

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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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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…

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Black Bean, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Lettuce Cups

Looking for a one-bowl, no-cook, no-fuss recipe that’s easy enough for lunch but elegant enough for a dinner party? For these tasty…

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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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Rosemary-Garlic Biscuits

These plant-based biscuits offer a much healthier alternative to traditional biscuits, which are very high in fat. They feature a mouthwatering combination…

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