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.

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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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

Ponzu Noodle Salad

Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or…

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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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BBQ Beans & Greens

If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe….

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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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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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Grilled Peach and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Grilled summer peaches and blueberries in a pasta salad? Yes, please! The caramelized sweetness of the peaches contrasts nicely with the peppery…

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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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Green Bean and Mango Salad

Whenever I go out for Thai food, I always order a mango salad—and I always wish it contained more greens than just…

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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…

Quinoa Salad see recipe

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