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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.

Spiralized Daikon and Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Korean Tofu

Taste the rainbow with these colorful veggie bowls that are packed full of vibrant flavors. Daikon radishes and sweet potatoes are spiralized…

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which…

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Easy Vegan Baked Beans

When homemade barbecue sauce is in the refrigerator, this dish can be brought together in minutes. The barbecue sauce is what makes…

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Rainbow Cauliflower Rice Salad

Kick up the freshness factor of a summer salad by using cauliflower rice (cauliflower florets that have been finely chopped in a…

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Yuca and Kale Salad

The tropical root vegetable yuca (sometimes labeled as cassava) adds satisfying starchiness to this chopped salad. Jalapeño adds a touch of spiciness;…

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Stone Fruit Pasta Salad with Fennel

Slivered fresh fennel bulb is a crunchy complement to juicy stone fruits and a zesty lemon dressing. If you like, swap in…

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Mason Jar Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

This Mason jar salad is a great make-ahead meal to enjoy at home or on the go. A creamy pesto dressing anchors…

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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…

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Aloo Baingan (Potato and Eggplant)

If you love Indian food like I love Indian food, then let me tell you: We found the mother lode! Since I…

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Green Apple Coleslaw

Move over, cabbage: Apples make for a deliciously crunchy coleslaw in this fresh take on the classic lunch side. Featuring red grapes…

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Roasted Asparagus with Tarragon and Balsamic

Miso paste adds complex umami flavor to this roasted asparagus side dish. Cut the bell pepper, asparagus, and scallions into similar-size pieces…

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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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