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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.

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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Easy, Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Sometimes you just want mashed potatoes, and this basic vegan recipe makes them easy and healthy. Low-sodium vegetable broth adds flavor with…

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Whole Grain Stuffing with Pecans and Currants

Toasted pecans and currants are a nice change on this traditional holiday recipe, which is perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving feast. The…

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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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Purple Potato and Kale Salad with Cilantro-Tahini Dressing

This is a colorful and richly flavored salad that’s fun to serve—the purple potatoes really give the dish a surprising look. From…

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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…

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Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Try these baked, oil-free french-fries and ketchup which are a tasty delight!  The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or…

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