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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.

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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Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls

Get a taste of southern France with these produce-packed vegan niçoise bowls. Rich artichoke hearts and chewy chickpeas replace tuna and eggs…

Vegan Niçoise Salad Bowls in a light pink dish with a small bowl of tahini dressing see recipe

The Best Oil-Free Hummus

Virtually nonfat, this tasty, oil-free hummus recipe is the healthy antidote to your hummus cravings. You can find a store-bought variation of…

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Roasted Red Potatoes and Cabbage

Roasted red potatoes and cabbage are equal parts healthy and comforting. To make this easy side dish, generous wedges of lemon- and…

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Spinach-Apricot Salad with Spiced Lentils

A creamy lentil mixture combines with mild spinach and tangy dried apricots in this salad flavored with allspice and cinnamon. When shopping…

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Farro and Spinach Salad with Air-Fried Beets

With air-fried beets, tangy orange dressing, and chopped fresh pears, this salad packs a fruity punch with every bite. The secret to…

Crispy air fryer beets sit atop a colorful green salad with spinach and other chopped veggies including fresh pair, in a hexagonal white bowl in bright light 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…

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Spring Frisée Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry takes center stage in this fresh, bright, beautiful salad, which features an easy vinaigrette to tie it together. Frisée is a…

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Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

All kale Caesar! This quick and satisfying salad is perfect for a light lunch or paired with a veggie burger as a…

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad in a wooden bowl topped with croutons and tomatoes see recipe

Green Beans and Summer Squash Salad

We used kidney beans for this summery salad, but any cooked bean of your preference will work. You can make the easy…

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Veggie Fajita Kabobs

Before hitting the grill, these colorful kabobs are brushed with a lime juice mixture that plays well with the roasted fajita veggies’…

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Indian-Spiced Potato Salad

This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch. Tender potatoes are tossed with fresh cucumber and crunchy bell peppers for a hearty side…

Indian-Spiced Potato Salad in a blue bowl with metal serving spoon see recipe