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Vegan Side Dishes 1. Creamy Vegan Corn Salad 2. Pearl Couscous Salad 3. Vegan Sauteed Mushrooms 4. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad 5. Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Sweet Chili Sauce 6. Potato Cakes with Carrot and Rice 7. Vegan Three Bean Wild Rice Salad 8. Sesame Garlic Green Beans 9. Vegan Air Fryer Carrots (3 Ways) 10. Vegan Cucumber Pasta Salad 11. Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini 12. Roasted Baby Potatoes with Vegan Pesto 13. Tahini Dill Carrot Noodles 14. Roasted Vegan Balsamic Green Beans with Tomatoes 15. Tomato Avocado Salad 16. Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Tahini 17. Garlicky Vegan Mashed Cauliflower 18. Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad 19. Raw Vegan Veggie Noodles 20. Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice 20. Maple Glazed Sauteed Carrots 21. Cauliflower Rice 22. Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad 23. Moroccan Roasted Vegan Vegetable Salad 24. Chanterelle Mushrooms with Potatoes 25. Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Risotto 26. Smoky Baked Beans 27. BBQ Brussels Sprouts 28. Ranch Pasta Salad 29. Miso Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables 30. Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms 31. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries 32. Orzo Salad with Spinach and Tomato 33. Thai Cucumber Salad 34. Nicoise Salad 35. Baked Zucchini Fries 36. Cobb Salad 37. Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes 38. Tex Mex Roasted Sweet Potato Salad 39. Tomato Cucumber Salad 40. Chickpea Lemon Rice 41. Roasted Carrots with Tahini 42. Moroccan Quinoa and Carrot Salad 43. Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage 44. Corn Salad with Basil Pesto 45. Maple Gochujang Roasted Brussels Sprouts 46. Avocado Black Bean Salad 47. “Cheesy” Roasted Cauliflower 48. Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms +1. Jollof Rice +2. Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto +3. Pesto Quinoa Salad More veggie side dishes: What are your favorite Vegan Side Dish Recipes? 48 Tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes for Every Occasion Ingredients Instructions Video Nutrition FAQ FAQs References

Looking for the perfect Vegan Side Dish Recipes? Whether it’s for BBQ, a potluck, a cookout or just for dinner, this list has the most delicious sides that are also healthy and easy to make.

To find more tasty vegan dinner recipes for your side dishes, see our best vegan tofu recipes, vegan recipes for beginners and vegan Summer dinners roundups. For more thematic and festive dishes, check out our vegan BBQ recipes, vegan Christmas recipes and vegan Thanksgiving recipes.

Vegan Side Dishes

1. Creamy Vegan Corn Salad

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Dairy free mayonnaise and sour cream/ plain soy yogurt make this corn salad a rich treat, a must-have for summer parties.

2. Pearl Couscous Salad

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Juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, kalamata olives, and fresh basil for herbal brightness pair perfectly in this light, refreshing side dish.

3. Vegan Sauteed Mushrooms

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Fact — a caramelized mushroom is a tasty mushroom. This is the easiest side dish in the world and all you need are some mushrooms and a little bit of time.

4. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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Craving a light, but super healthy and high-protein meal? This is it! The tasty Mediterranean flavors make this easy salad an instant favorite! A must-have for BBQ parties, too!

5. Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Sweet Chili Sauce

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6. Potato Cakes with Carrot and Rice

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How do you give your leftover mashed potatoes a new life? Make potato cakes! Add all kinds of yummy ingredients from the fridge and you’ll be ready to go!

7. Vegan Three Bean Wild Rice Salad

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Three kinds of beans and wild rice star in this summer sparkler of a dish — red onions and jalapenos offer a bold boost of spice.

8. Sesame Garlic Green Beans

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Coconut, ground ginger, and sesame oil give fresh green beans the Asian flair they’ve been looking for.

9. Vegan Air Fryer Carrots (3 Ways)

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Three different side dishes in one! Air fryer carrots couldn’t be easier and you can tailor make them for your meal — sweet, savory or spicy!

10. Vegan Cucumber Pasta Salad

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Here’s one cool bite. Dill and cucumber refresh the mouth in this summery pasta salad.

11. Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini

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Ten minute cook time? Thirteen calories per serving? Count me in! Lemon and garlic make grilled zucchini pop in this simple side.

12. Roasted Baby Potatoes with Vegan Pesto

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You think of pesto with pasta, so why not potatoes with pesto? These roasted baby potatoes are brought to a whole other level by tossing them with a yummy pesto.

13. Tahini Dill Carrot Noodles

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Carrot noodles, dill, and tahini make the perfect springtime combination in this light, healthy accompaniment.

14. Roasted Vegan Balsamic Green Beans with Tomatoes

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It doesn’t get much easier than roasted green beans and tomatoes. The title is basically the instructions—just toss ‘em in olive oil, roast and then drizzle with reduced balsamic. Delicious!

15. Tomato Avocado Salad

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If you’re an avocado lover, try this salad. It pairs avocado, thin-sliced red onion, and cherry tomatoes — plus fruity olive oil for a Latin twist.

16. Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Tahini

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Who needs hollandaise sauce for your asparagus when you can make luxurious lemon tahini sauce? All the richness and tang with none of the guilt!

17. Garlicky Vegan Mashed Cauliflower

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Garlicky mashed cauliflower proves a perfect low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes in this creamy side dish.

18. Edamame Sesame Quinoa Salad

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Need something that will go perfectly with that Asian entrée? This edamame sesame quinoa salad is just the thing. With notes of sweet and sour, it’s perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious.

19. Raw Vegan Veggie Noodles

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This noodle salad pairs a Vietnamese-inspired dressing and mint to freshen things up.

20. Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice

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Cilantro and lime juice flavor jasmine rice and black beans in this dish, which pairs beautifully with any entree of your choice.

20. Maple Glazed Sauteed Carrots

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When dreaming up veggie side dishes, some people forget about carrots. Why? This recipe is so easy and flavorful. A perfect supporting actor to any starring role.

21. Cauliflower Rice

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Once you get the hang of making cauliflower rice, you may never turn back. It soaks in any kind of flavor you want to introduce, so it makes the ultimate versatile side dish.

22. Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad

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For a little Tex-Mex flair, serve this corn, avocado, and tomato salad at your next summer BBQ. It’ll have your guests licking their lips for more!

23. Moroccan Roasted Vegan Vegetable Salad

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This dish is such a lovely mixture of flavors and colors. It will liven up the dinner table and make even a midweek meal feel special.

24. Chanterelle Mushrooms with Potatoes

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If you’ve never tried chanterelles, get ready. You’re about to fall in love. This is an elegant, earthy side dish that will elevate everything else on the table.

25. Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Risotto

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Take an adventure on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. This risotto pairs artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes for a punch of flavor.

26. Smoky Baked Beans

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For a cook out, barbecue, Sunday dinner or pot luck, you’ll never go wrong bringing a batch of smoky baked beans. No one will even suspect their hidden vegan identity.

27. BBQ Brussels Sprouts

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Kids will love this take on Brussels sprouts. Roasted crisp and golden and glazed with a sweet-and-spicy BBQ spice mix, they’re a perfect side dish or snack.

28. Ranch Pasta Salad

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Whip up some of this gluten-free ranch pasta salad when you’re craving something on the richer side — and, better yet, take it to your next BBQ party!

29. Miso Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

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One word – umami. That special “taste” that makes this side absolutely addicting. You can held special power over your guests with a bowl of these roasted root veggies.

30. Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms

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Bring on the veggies! This recipe features four vegetables, plus mushrooms, all flavored with balsamic vinegar and grilled to perfection.

31. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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If you’ve been craving french fries, here’s a healthy, oven-baked alternative that the kids will love! They’re delightfully crisp.

32. Orzo Salad with Spinach and Tomato

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Juicy red cherry tomatoes, fresh green spinach, and pearly orzo make this side and its festive color scheme a perfect pick for the holidays.

33. Thai Cucumber Salad

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Are you ready to get your Thai twist on? Here’s a cool, refreshing cucumber salad, spiced with sesame oil and red pepper flakes, garnished with crushed peanuts and green onion.

34. Nicoise Salad

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Here’s a French-inspired vegan take on the Nicoise salad. It’s chock-full of potatoes, tomatoes, fennel, Romaine, and a whole host of other delicious veggies.

35. Baked Zucchini Fries

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Here’s a healthy alternative to steak fries — these thick-cut, oven-baked zucchini fries. They’ll pair well with a side sauce of your choice.

36. Cobb Salad

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This is the salad to end all salads. It’s fresh, bursting with flavor, and simply magnificent. Golden beets add a subtle sweetness, and the vinaigrette is a real zinger.

37. Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

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These lemon garlic herb-roasted potatoes will pair like magic with whatever you’re having for dinner tonight. No, seriously. Try them out.

38. Tex Mex Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

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This Tex-Mex inspired salad features black beans, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, and cilantro.

39. Tomato Cucumber Salad

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Make this dish at the height of summer with the freshest, juiciest tomatoes. Red onion gives it just enough bite.

40. Chickpea Lemon Rice

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This is a simple, zesty side dish pairing brown rice and chickpeas with a bright lemon dressing.

41. Roasted Carrots with Tahini

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These carrots, topped with a maple-tahini drizzle, are sure to delight. They’ll become your newest autumn favorite.

42. Moroccan Quinoa and Carrot Salad

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Next time you’re panicking about dinner, relax. You can throw this Moroccan Quinoa Carrot Salad together in less than 15 minutes. Pick a no brainer main course and you’ll be good to go!

43. Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage

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This dish takes only five minutes to make. Stir fry cabbage with ginger, chili garlic sauce, and soy sauce till it’s crisp and slightly toasted.

44. Corn Salad with Basil Pesto

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Why have I never thought to put pesto on a salad? This is a summer time treat that may just make you ignore the main course.

45. Maple Gochujang Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Remember when Sriracha was the spicy ingredient of choice? I’m hoping Gochujang finds a broader audience because it totally rocks. Here it helps bring the heat and the sweet to Brussels Sprouts.

46. Avocado Black Bean Salad

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Keep this salad simple with black beans, avocado, and tomato, or add in your favorite Tex-Mex veggies for a unique spin.

47. “Cheesy” Roasted Cauliflower

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It doesn’t matter if you’re doing keto or paleo, if you’re gluten-free or vegan — everyone loves roasted cauliflower with a cheesy, salty and nutty flavor.

48. Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

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These mushrooms are simply delicious. Flavored with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, they hit all the right notes.

+1. Jollof Rice

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When someone goes to the trouble of “veganizing” an awesome dish like West Africa’s jollof rice, the very least you can do is to try it. You won’t be sorry, either, because OMG it’s fantastic.

+2. Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto

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This risotto is full of roasted veggies — tomatoes, zucchini, red peppers. It’s creamy Mediterranean perfection!

+3. Pesto Quinoa Salad

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Quick and easy-to-make, this protein-filled side packs a punch of flavor, featuring quinoa, classic pesto, and cherry tomatoes.

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48 Tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes for Every Occasion

These tasty and healthy vegan side dish recipes full of veggies are perfect for BBQ, a potluck, a cookout, Thanksgiving, or just for dinner.

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Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4

Calories: 200kcal

Author: Mira M.

Ingredients

  • creamy corn salad
  • quinoa salad
  • roasted green beans
  • garlicky mushrooms

Instructions

  • Choose your favorite side dish(es) from the list and click on the link to get the recipe.

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Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal

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FAQ

What is in a vegan side dish?

Vegan side dishes are typically made with vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and soy. They are usually very similar to non-vegan side dishes, but made with meat-free, dairy-free, and egg-free ingredients such as vegan margarine in place of butter, plant milk instead of milk, and tofu instead of meat or eggs.

What vegan side dishes should I serve for my guests?

The vegan side dish you should serve your guests depends on the main dish served and the theme of the menu. If you are cooking American food such as burgers and sandwiches, you could serve French fries, salad, or potato salad. If you are preparing a vegan “steak” or baked tofu, try roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes made with vegan margarine and plant milk.

What are the best vegan side dishes for Christmas?

Some of the best vegan side dishes for a traditional Christmas meal include roasted squash and other seasonal vegetables like Brussels sprouts and carrots, mashed potatoes, vegan stuffing, and green beans.

What are the best vegan side dishes for potlucks and cookouts?

Some popular vegan side dishes for potlucks and cookouts are pasta salad, potato salad, fruit salad, coleslaw, guacamole, and chips and salsa. Be sure to keep food safety in mind and choose dishes that travel well, hold up at room temperature for extended periods of time, or don’t require refrigeration.

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FAQs

What is the most eaten vegan food? ›

Most vegan diets include beans in at least one meal per day, including lentils, chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans and many more. Many vegans consume soy-based proteins such as tofu and tempeh; their mild flavor makes them a great substitute for meat in stir-fries, soups and stews.

What vegan food fills you up? ›

Healthful foods that are high in protein, fiber, or both tend to be filling. Rich sources of protein for vegans include foods such as soybeans, pulses, and some nuts and seeds.

What snack foods can vegans eat? ›

Try These Popular Vegan Snacks (Chips, Cookies, and More)
  • Vegan Rob's Chips.
  • Rivalz Extra Chedda' Mac.
  • Outstanding Foods PigOut Pigless Pork Rinds.
  • Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars—Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate.
  • Trader Joe's Almond Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets.

What party food can vegans eat? ›

  • Strong Roots Spinach Bites 308G. ...
  • Birds Eye Green Cuisine Fishless Fingers 12 Pack 336G. ...
  • Goodlife Falafel Lemon, Cumin & Coriander 14 Pack 280G. ...
  • Birds Eye 10 Vegetable Fingers 284G. ...
  • Tesco Frozen 14 Onion Bhajis 210G. ...
  • Tesco Plant Chef Meat Free Sausage Rolls 600G. ...
  • Tesco Frozen 12 Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls 216G.

What does a vegan lunch look like? ›

Lunch: Veggie sandwich on whole grain bread with avocado, hummus, and veggies. Salad with mixed greens, tofu, and a variety of veggies with a vinaigrette dressing. Lentil soup with whole grain bread.

What is a typical vegan meal? ›

  • 1 Stuffed Black Bean Sweet Potatoes With Sour Cream and Guacamole. ...
  • 2 Root Vegetable Bowls With Peanut Sauce. ...
  • 3 Two-Step Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad Sandwiches. ...
  • 4 3-Step Vegan Diner-Style Pancakes. ...
  • 5 Vegan Banana Oatmeal Porridge. ...
  • 6 Easy Vegan French Bread Pizza. ...
  • 7 Easy Vegan Tofu Egg Salad.

What does 100% vegan eat? ›

A vegan diet is based on plants (such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits) and foods made from plants. Vegans do not eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs.

What do picky vegans eat? ›

36 Easy Vegan Dinner Ideas That Even Picky Eaters Will Love
  • 01 of 36. Spiced Rice With Crispy Chickpeas. ...
  • 02 of 36. Fish-Free Ceviche. ...
  • 03 of 36. Slow Cooker Black Bean Posole. ...
  • 04 of 36. Tofu Asada With Caramelized Onion Refried Beans. ...
  • 05 of 36. Vegetarian BLT With Shiitake Bacon. ...
  • 06 of 36. Chickpea Salad Sandwich. ...
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