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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.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The trick to making great roasted sweet potatoes without oil is to steam them before you put them in the oven. This…

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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

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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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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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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