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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.

Autumn Mixed Greens Salad

Make this salad when your favorite apples are in season. Honey crisp and gala apples contrast well with the tart cranberry vinaigrette….

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Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

Celebrate spring with this stunning strawberry-centric salad. Fresh strawberries and grilled pineapple supply succulent sweetness, while edamame and almonds add plenty 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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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!

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! see recipe

Stewed Red Cabbage and 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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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…

Two bowls loaded with a colorful mix of chopped lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes over a pile of bulgur grains, topped with air-fryer falafel and drizzled with sauce see recipe

BBQ Beans & Greens

If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe….

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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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Farro Salad With Blueberries and Lemon Dressing

Farro and fennel bring earthy flavors to this fresh salad, while blueberries add juicy sweetness. A zesty lemon dressing rounds it all…

Farro and Blueberry Salad see recipe

Plum-Spinach Salad with Curried Lentils

Crispy curried lentils are a clever and unexpected addition to this show-stopping dish. The fragrant Indian spices pair perfectly with sweet plums…

Plum-Spinach Salad with Curried Lentils on a white plate with utensils and a small bowl of dressing see recipe

Grilled Romaine Salad

With the nutty, cheesy flavor of blended cashews and the subtle tang of vinegar and mustard, the dressing on this Grilled Romaine…

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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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