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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 Beets and Baby Leeks Platter

Succulent roasted beets and leeks pack flavor into this hearty main-dish salad, which also features quinoa, watercress, garlicky croutons, and a quick…

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Jerk-Seasoned Veggies with Yuca

This spicy side dish is a nice introduction to yuca, a staple food in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you have…

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Autumn Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries are one of the heartiest grains, which gives them a long cooking time along with their exceptional health benefits. Use…

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Mung Bean Sprouts

Find this recipe and more in the Forks Over Knives Recipe App.

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Just thinking about mashed potatoes makes me swoon—they’re so fluffy and belly-pleasing. But all the butter, milk, and cream that are typically…

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Southwestern Potato Bowl

What is more filling than potatoes? And what packs more Southwestern flavor than Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies? Nothing and no…

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BBQ Tofu “Wings”

Plant-based? Yes…you can still have your spicy hot wings and eat them too. Enjoy these hot and sour “Wings” with oil-free, dairy-free…

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Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Chickpeas

The mild anise-like flavor of fennel is well balanced by the citrus in this hearty salad. From Forks Over Knives – The…

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Mediterranean Shaved Asparagus Salad

Shaved asparagus sets this salad apart from all the other bright, bold Mediterranean medleys out there. The raw ribbons (made with a…

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Chipotle Corn Salsa and Baked Tortilla Chips

This is my all-time favorite salsa. It has a smokey flavor and is kid-friendly and great as a dip – you can…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It’s not hard to see why this dish represents comfort food for people of many different backgrounds. Its creamy, savory goodness is…

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Kale and Sweet Potato Salad with Dried Cranberries

This simple kale salad recipe delivers big on flavor. Steamed sweet potatoes, cranberries, and cashews bring an array of colors and textures….

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