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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.

Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

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Melon and White Bean Salad

Melon wedges cradle a mint-infused bean salad in this refreshing recipe. You can choose just one kind of melon (cantaloupe or honeydew)…

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Dandelion Greens Salad with Roasted Baby Beets

Not a beet lover? This colorful salad could be a gamechanger. Tender baby beets are brushed with champagne vinegar and roasted to…

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Herbed Fingerling Potatoes

This recipe uses a lot of fresh herbs, but you can make it with dried herbs instead. Use only half the quantity…

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Chopped Veggie Salad with Pasta and Creamy Cauliflower Dressing

A delicious mashup of macaroni salad and chopped vegetable salad, this colorful dish gets coated with a creamy herbed dressing made with…

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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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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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Sichuan Eggplant with Potatoes

Steaming eggplant before sautéing it helps preserve its bold purple hue, giving this dish a gorgeous pop of color that will wow…

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Israeli Couscous and Kale Salad

Incredibly easy to cook, Israeli couscous does a great job of absorbing the flavors of the herbs and spices in this vegan…

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Not into Brussels sprouts? This comforting side dish might just change your mind. First the sprouts are simmered in a savory, garlicky…

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Kale and Farro Salad with Orange-Avocado Dressing

You can make the dressing, cook the farro, sauté the kale and broccoli, and prep the other veggies a day in advance,…

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Date and Orange Couscous Salad

This colorful couscous salad is full of bright ingredients that can easily liven up the chilly months. Juicy citrus segments mix with…

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