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.

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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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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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…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The trick to making great roasted sweet potatoes without oil is to steam them before you put them in the oven. This…

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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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Heather’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Golden Gravy

This creamy, golden vegan gravy recipe takes just minutes to put together. Sometimes my boys eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes…

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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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Middle Eastern Quinoa Salad

This easy, vegan quinoa salad recipe features the classic flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine. The earthiness of cumin and quinoa pairs 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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Red Cabbage Salad with Orange, Cranberries and Walnuts

This rainbow-hued salad is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. The salad develops its delicious flavor as it sits,…

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Southwestern Potato Bowl

What is more filling than potatoes? And what packs more Southwestern flavor than Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies? Nothing and no…

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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…

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