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Oil-Free Italian Tomato Salad (WFPB)

VEGAN | PLANT-BASED | WFPB | OIL-FREE

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Truly one of the best summertime meals EVER. The freshness, the flavors, the refreshing tastes… and oh yeah, the garlic! I used to love Italian tomato salad before going plant-based and oil-free, and now I don’t have to give it up. This WFPB version of Italian tomato salad is just as flavorful and satisfying as its olive oil-covered cousin, but so much healthier!

Make sure you make this ahead of time so it can chill for a few hours or so and the delicious flavors can come out, as well as the extra juices (the best part). Dip your favorite whole grain crusty bread into this and soak it up! I love this so much that I make it the main course, but it’s great as a side dish too.

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Oil-Free Plant-Based Instant Pot Red Potato Salad

When we’re talking about side dishes to bring to a barbecue or party, one of the most popular selections has got to be potato salad. But as we know from our previous non-plant-based lives, potato salad is routinely loaded with fatty, calorie-packed mayonnaise! So let’s do something about that…

This WFPB version of the crowd-pleasing favorite uses my oil-free vegan mayo and includes creamy, tasty red potatoes, dill, fresh parsley, and celery (including the leaves)! I have to say I was completely shocked that my kids gave this one a thumbs-up, because they’re usually not fans of white potatoes unless they’re deep fried and covered with ketchup!

Note: You don’t necessarily have to use the Instant Pot to make this — just cook the potatoes how you normally would before putting everything together.

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