close

Before You Go!

Get new recipes, health-focused articles, and special offers direct to your inbox each week.

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.

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…

see recipe

“Nacho” Vegan 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…

see recipe

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…

ceviche see recipe

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….

Black Beans see recipe

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…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

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…

Sweet Potato Hash see recipe

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…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

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…

see recipe

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,…

Polenta with Pears and Cranberries see recipe