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.

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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8 Budget-Friendly Meals

Keep both your belly and your wallet full with these budget-friendly, family-sized main dishes. These crowd-pleasing meals will feed a family of four…

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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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Egyptian Breakfast Beans (Ful Medames)

This traditional Egyptian breakfast (pronounced fool mudammis) is almost always made with dried fava beans. They need to soak at least 8…

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Polenta with Pears and Cranberries

This polenta recipe is one of my favorites! For this recipe use the ripest pears you can find on the market—Bosc, Asian,…

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Rosemary Potato Bake with Onions and Tomatoes

This simple dish of roasted potatoes and tomatoes has amazing flavor and is easy to throw together.

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Hollywood Bowl Brown Rice Salad

This brown rice salad recipe has been my favorite for a long time. It is filling yet refreshing, especially in the summer, and doesn’t even need a dressing!

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Herb-Crusted Asparagus Spears

These garlic and ‘Parmesan’-crusted asparagus spears make a tasty side dish, snack, or party appetizer. Easy and elegant! From Naked Food Magazine.

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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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Grilled Veggie Salad

This recipe was adapted from the original in The Plantpower Way, a new book by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. Summer on…

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Roasted Buckwheat Salad

Roasted buckwheat, also called kasha, has an earthy, woody flavor that I find very interesting. It makes a nice variation to my…

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Easy Black Bean Salad

We could eat this black bean salad for every meal in summer, even breakfast. This is the salad I make when I…

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