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.

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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Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Now that summer has arrived my favorite quick-cooking grain to eat is quinoa. We use seasonal summer produce to make this salad…

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Boulangere Potatoes

This recipe is a great alternative to scalloped potatoes, which are traditionally very high in fat. From Bravo! Health Promoting Meals from The…

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Warm Roasted Vegetable Mixed Grain Salad with Creamy Vegan Dressing

With a creamy dressing, hearty roasted veggies, and plenty of grains, this is a super nourishing salad. Note that the recipe calls…

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Roasted Buckwheat Salad

Roasted buckwheat, also called kasha, has an earthy, woody flavor that I find very interesting. It makes a nice variation to my…

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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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Potato and Artichoke Heart Pasta Salad

Potato and pasta soak up a creamy dressing in this meal-worthy pasta salad. Hearts of palm and artichoke hearts add a nutty…

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Easy Black Bean Salad

We could eat this black bean salad for every meal in summer, even breakfast. This is the salad I make when I…

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Aloo Baingan (Potato and Eggplant)

If you love Indian food like I love Indian food, then let me tell you: We found the mother lode! Since I…

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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…

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Polenta–Black Bean Medallions with Spicy Salsa

This polenta and black beans recipe is a fun dish that can be made into an appetizer when cut into medallions or…

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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

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