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.

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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Ponzu Noodle Salad

Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or…

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White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which…

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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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Quinoa Corn and Avocado Salad

Quick-cooking quinoa makes this a perfect summer salad when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. It is also great for…

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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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Kimchi Noodle Salad

Kimchi is a fermented condiment made from any number of vegetables. In this recipe, I like to use a very spicy cabbage…

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Mung Bean Sprouts

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

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Whole Grain Stuffing with Pecans and Currants

Toasted pecans and currants are a nice change on this traditional holiday recipe. The earthy nuts and the tart fruit really brightens…

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Autumn Mixed Greens Salad

Make this salad when your favorite apples are in season. Honey crisp and gala apples contrast well with the tart cranberry vinaigrette….

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Winter White Bean Salad

You can buy peeled and cubed squash in many supermarket produce departments. While it steams you can make the pesto and have…

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