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.

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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Mediterranean Farro Salad

This satisfying Mediterranean salad gets extra bulk from farro, an heirloom wheat that was a staple ingredient in Ancient Rome. Farro has…

A Mediterranean farro grain salad with artichokes, tomatoes, and lemon see recipe

Miso-Glazed Butternut Squash with Spinach

The earthy flavor of butternut squash pairs nicely with the tangy, salty flavor of miso in this colorful side dish. To make…

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Grilled Squash and Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

Herb-flavored smoke is a great way to add flavor to grilled foods. Choose thick herb sprigs and soak them in water so…

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Quinoa Corn and Avocado Salad

Quick-cooking quinoa makes this a perfect summer salad when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. It is also great for…

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Baked Tortilla Chips

This simple recipe for homemade baked tortilla chips is a staple for whole-food, plant-based kitchens. These chips can be eaten on their…

homemade baked tortilla chips see recipe

Whole Grain Corn Muffins

The perfect addition to a piping hot bowl of Red Lentil Chili is lightly sweetened whole grain corn muffins. Easier to serve…

Whole Grain Corn Muffins see recipe

Sautéed Veggies with Lemon Pepper

A little vegetable broth, lemon zest, and spice go a long way in amping up the flavor in this simple side dish….

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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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Mediterranean Shaved Asparagus Salad

Shaved asparagus sets this salad apart from all the other bright, bold Mediterranean medleys out there. The raw ribbons (made with a…

Mediterranean Shaved Asparagus Salad see recipe

Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Try these baked, oil-free french-fries and ketchup which are a tasty delight!  The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or…

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“Nacho” Baked Potato

This recipe makes a great go-to meal for busy parents or people. It’s super-quick, super-easy, super-filling, and super-nutritious. All you need is…

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