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.

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…

Israeli Couscous Kale Salad see recipe

Mint Lemonade Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this mint lemonade chickpea salad is like a drop of sunshine for your taste buds. Mint and lemon are…

chickpea salad see recipe

Lentil Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs

Once the lentils are cooked, this salad comes together quickly. Mint and cilantro complement this dish well, but we have a hunch…

lentil salad see recipe

Strawberry Pistachio Salad

We love the flavor, color, and texture that strawberries bring to this salad, while grains and pistachios offer an irresistible blend of…

Strawberry Pistachio Salad see recipe

Fresca Bean Salad

Chow down. Or lighten up. To make this a heartier dish, add 1½ cups cooked quinoa. Warm quinoa gives the dish a…

Bean Salad see recipe

My Mama’s Potato Salad Recipe

When I was a kid, I would only eat my mom and grandmother’s potato salad – I refused to eat potato salad…

Vegan Potato Salad see recipe

Quinoa Primavera

This colorful quinoa will make you say quin-wow! Jam-packed with loads of yummy veggies, this dish makes a one-pot meal that packs…

quinoa see recipe

Asian Cucumber and Sea Vegetable Salad

Who would have guessed that cucumbers and seaweed could be such good friends? One grows up high on the vine, while the…

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Spicy French Fries

Plain baked fries are certainly tasty enough, but once in a while it’s nice to spice it up, as we do here….

french fries, potatoes, plant based see recipe

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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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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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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