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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.

Blueberry Spinach Salad Bowl with Orange Vinaigrette

Spice-enhanced oven-roasted sweet potatoes and a brightly flavored dressing make these colorful bowls extra special.

blueberry bowls with Orange Vinaigrette see recipe

Spicy French Fries

Plain baked fries are certainly tasty enough, but once in a while it’s nice to spice it up, as we do here….

french fries, potatoes, plant based see recipe

Single-Rise Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Mashed sweet potato adds sweetness, moisture, and a golden-orange hue to these whole grain dinner rolls. Just before baking the risen rolls,…

1 rise sweet potato dinner rolls for wordpress 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…

Grilled Romaine Salad see recipe

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…

sweet potato fries recipe see recipe

Herbed Fingerling Potatoes

This recipe uses a lot of fresh herbs, but you can make it with dried herbs instead. Use only half the quantity…

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Chinese Cabbage Salad

Fresh orange juice and ginger brighten the Asian flavors of the dressing in this Chinese Cabbage Salad. When selecting mandarin oranges at…

Chinese Cabbage Salad see recipe

Whole Grain Corn Muffins

The perfect addition to a piping hot bowl of Red Lentil Chili is lightly sweetened whole grain corn muffins. Easier to serve…

Whole Grain Corn Muffins see recipe

Chopped Barley Salad with Pears

This colorful mix of fruits and vegetables creates a fresh and flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with a simple homemade pear vinaigrette….

Pear-Barley Chopped Salad see recipe

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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Spring Strawberry Salad

Juicy and sweet, this springtime salad features a homemade strawberry dressing and comes together in just 20 minutes. Pro tip: Cook extra…

A colorful salad with sliced strawberries, avocado, and greens mixed together and drizzled with a bright red strawberry dressing, with a jar of strawberry dressing on the side 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…

oil-free hummus see recipe