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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.

Summer Corn and Wheat Berry Slaw

Between the kale, corn, grains, and orange supremes, this colorful summer slaw strikes a tasty balance between earthy and sweet. Letting the…

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Farmers Market Couscous Salad

Break out the big platter or a clear glass bowl and showcase your farmers market haul in this eye-popping layered salad. Warm…

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Green Lentil Spoon Salad

This fresh green bowl is packed with fiber and nutrients to power you through your day. Save time chopping broccoli florets by…

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Spring Strawberry Salad

Juicy and sweet, this springtime salad features a homemade strawberry dressing and comes together in just 20 minutes. Pro tip: Cook extra…

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Mujadara Bowls with Parsley-Tahini Sauce

Mujadara is a Middle Eastern medley of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. This version uses bulgur wheat instead of rice. Add roasted…

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Farro and Spinach Salad with Air-Fried Beets

With air-fried beets, tangy orange dressing, and chopped fresh pears, this salad packs a fruity punch with every bite. The secret to…

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Greek Salad with Air-Fryer Falafel

With warm falafel, creamy dressing, and a medley of chopped veggies, this vegan Greek salad is seriously satisfying. Lining the air fryer…

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Quinoa Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

Roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, and serrano pepper are roasted before being blended into a creamy dressing that bursts with bright, juicy flavor….

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Almost Egg Salad

You’ll never miss the eggs in this classic salad: Potatoes and tofu are delicious stand-ins. Red leaf lettuce and crispbread crackers makes…

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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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Freekeh Tabbouleh with Grapefruit

In this colorful, meal-worthy salad, nutty freekeh anchors the zesty flavors of grapefruit, cucumber, and fresh herbs. If you don’t have freekeh…

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Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

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