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.

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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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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Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It’s not hard to see why this dish represents comfort food for people of many different backgrounds. Its creamy, savory goodness is…

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Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing

This simple salad of seasonal autumn fruits is easy to make and yet has an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can…

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Potato Salad with Avocado and Dill

How do you make a creamy potato salad when using whole foods? Simple! Mash up a fresh ripe avocado, and substitute it…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Just thinking about mashed potatoes makes me swoon—they’re so fluffy and belly-pleasing. But all the butter, milk, and cream that are typically…

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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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Mixed Winter Veggie Curry with Poppy Seeds

This is a nourishing dish showcasing the rich taste of Indian curry—it’s perfect when paired with steamed rice. The word curry comes…

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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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Fire Brigade Stuffing

My brother-in-law, Brian, makes this stuffing, which will make your palate swoon and your tummy sing. Here’s a fun twist to make…

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Vegetable White Bean Hash

Making hash is a great way to use whatever vegetables you have left over from the night before. But in the case…

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Ponzu Noodle Salad

Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or…

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