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.

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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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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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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Autumn Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries are one of the heartiest grains, which gives them a long cooking time along with their exceptional health benefits. Use…

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Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

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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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Heather’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Golden Gravy

This creamy, golden vegan gravy recipe takes just minutes to put together. Sometimes my boys eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes…

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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…

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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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“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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