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.

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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Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad

This refreshing salad does not need any dressing or seasoning. You can substitute oranges for the grapefruit, if you like.

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Festive Finger Food Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Celebrations

Whether you’re hosting a huge party or a casual get-together, these delectable appetizers and finger foods will make your guests come back…

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Fava Bean Salad

Also known as broad beans, fava beans are native to North Africa and parts of Asia. If you cook the dried bean,…

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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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“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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Landlocked Ceviche

There’s no seafood in this dish, but we don’t think you will miss it—and the fish won’t be mad either. Instead we…

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Delicious Black Beans

Everyone I know cooks black beans differently. Even I change it up a bit depending on my mood and level of patience….

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French Green Lentil Salad

Beans aren’t the only member of the legume family worth celebrating. Lentils, packed with fiber and protein, are just as nutritious. Plus…

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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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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

This black bean and sweet potato hash can be an ideal breakfast, a lunch, or a light dinner. It can be served…

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One-Pot Squash and Brussels Sprouts Panzanella with Dried Cherries

Your taste buds will dance over these flavors and textures: soft, sweet squash, savory seasonings, crunchy walnuts, tarty-chewy cherries and a bite…

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