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.

Purple Potato and Kale Salad with Cilantro-Tahini Dressing

This is a colorful and richly flavored salad that’s fun to serve—the purple potatoes really give the dish a surprising look. From…

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Easy 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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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…

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Ginger-Lime Watermelon Salad

This refreshing salad features juicy watermelon, crunchy jicama, and zesty seasonings. For best results, serve it the day it is made. To…

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Yuca Mash with Corn and Peas

Yuca, a starchy tropical root vegetable, takes the place of potatoes in this fresh variation on mashed potatoes, which is also studded…

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Summer Celebration Fruit Bowls

Lime juice and fresh mint enhance the flavors of juicy summer produce without masking their luscious natural goodness in these summer celebration…

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Braised Red Cabbage with Beans

Braised red cabbage is often served as a side dish with pork, but it is equally good as a main course when…

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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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Stuffed Acorn Squash

This acorn squash recipe is no fuss, no oil, and 100 percent delicious. Chef’s Note: This stuffed recipe makes enough filling for…

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Peachy-Orange Arugula Salad

This simple, juicy salad is the perfect summer side dish. Double down on peachy flavor with a mix of raw and grilled…

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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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Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad

Fall colors shine through in this sweet and tangy Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad with homemade dressing. The carrots and fennel can…

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