35 Tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion

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.

 

Vegan Side Dish Recipes

Looking for the perfect Vegan Side Dish Recipes? Whether it's for BBQ, Potluck, a cookout or just for dinner, this list has the most delicious sides that are also healthy and easy to make. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes

They are filled with  vegetables and grains, making them a filling addition. You can use several cooking methods to make them, including: baked, sautéed or roasted. The most popular options are green beans, corn, roasted vegetables, risotto, or hasselback potatoes. You can choose any of these amazing vegan side dish recipes to make, you will end up with a super tasty addition to any main meal. You can even eat them as the main meal itself!

 

1. Creamy Corn Salad

corn mayo salad
Photo: The Green Loot

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

 

2. Pearl Couscous Salad

pearl couscous salad
Photo: The Green Loot

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

 

3. Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

Vegan Rainbow Roasted Vegetables
Photo: Simple Vegan Blog

If you’re looking for a wholesome dinner accompaniment, these roasted veggies are perfect for you. Their colors will brighten up your plate!

 

4. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Photo: The Green Loot

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. Three Bean Wild Rice Salad

Vegan Three Bean Wild Rice Salad
Photo: Mom On Timeout

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.

 

6. Sesame Garlic Green Beans

Vegan Sesame Garlic Green Beans
Photo: Eat The Gains

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

 

7. Cucumber Pasta Salad

Vegan Cucumber Pasta Salad
Photo: Food With Feeling

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

 

8. Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini

Vegan Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini
Photo: Dashing Dish

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

 

9. Tahini Dill Carrot Noodles

Vegan Tahini Dill Carrot Noodles
Photo: Little Bits Of

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

 

10. Tomato Avocado Salad

Vegan Tomato Avocado Salad
Photo: Foodie Crush

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.

 

11. Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower

Vegan Garlicky Mashed Cauliflower
Photo: Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen

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

 

12. Raw Veggie Noodles

Vegan Raw Veggie Noodles
Photo: The Stingy Vegan

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

 

13. Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice

Vegan Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice
Photo: Julia’s Album

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

 

14. Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks + Roasted Vegetables

Vegan Lemon Pepper Cauliflower Steaks + Roasted Vegetables
Photo: The Plant Philosophy

Fill a single pan with cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, and pearl onions. Season. Stick it in the oven to bake. Voila!

 

15. Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad

Vegan Corn Avocado and Tomato Salad
Photo: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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!

 

16. Stuffed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Stuffed Purple Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Stacey Homemaker

Sweet potatoes stuffed with broccoli and topped with a creamy, cheesy, dairy-free sauce make for a decadent comfort food treat.

 

17. Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Risotto

Vegan Artichoke Sun-dried Tomato Risotto
Photo: Cilantro and Citronella

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

 

18. BBQ Brussels Sprouts

Vegan BBQ Brussels Sprouts
Photo: Athletic Avocado

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.

 

19. Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms

Vegan Garlic Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms
Photo: Kate Moving Forward

Caramelized to crispy perfection, these green beans and mushrooms are a flavorful weeknight dinner side.

 

20. Ranch Pasta Salad

Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad
Photo: V Nutrition and Wellness

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!

 

21. Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms

Vegan Grilled Zucchini and Mushrooms
Photo: Natasha’s Kitchen

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

 

22. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Vegan Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Photo: Nurture My Gut

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

 

23. Orzo Salad with Spinach and Tomato

Vegan Orzo Salad with Spinach and Tomato
Photo: The Garden Grazer

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

 

24. Thai Cucumber Salad

Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad
Photo: Budget Bytes

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.

 

25. Nicoise Salad

Vegan Nicoise Salad
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen

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.

 

26. Baked Zucchini Fries

Vegan Baked Zucchini Fries
Photo: Healthier Steps

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.

 

27. Cobb Salad

Vegan Cobb Salad
Photo: Layers of Happiness

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.

 

28. Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Vegan Lemon Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
Photo: Crazy Vegan Kitchen

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

 

29. Tex Mex Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Vegan Tex Mex Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Photo: Hello Little Home

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

 

30. Tomato Cucumber Salad

Vegan Tomato Cucumber Salad
Photo: Tastes Better From Scratch

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

 

31. Chickpea Lemon Rice

Vegan Chickpea Lemon Rice
Photo: HWC Magazine

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

 

32. Roasted Carrots with Tahini

Vegan Roasted Carrots with Tahini
Photo: Catching Seeds

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

 

33. Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage

Vegan Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage
Photo: Cookin Canuck

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.

 

34. Roasted Veggies with Hummus

Vegan Roasted Veggies with Hummus
Photo: The Crunchy Chronicles

This side pairs oil-free roasted veggies with a delectable hummus dressing. You’ll want to eat it for lunch on its own!

 

35. Avocado Black Bean Salad

Vegan Avocado Black Bean Salad
Photo: Gimme Delicious

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

 

+1. Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

Vegan Balsamic Soy Roasted Garlic Mushrooms
Photo: Closet Cooking

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

 

+2. Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto

Vegan Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto
Photo: Wallflower Kitchen

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

 

+3. Pesto Quinoa Salad

Vegan Pesto Quinoa Salad
Photo: The Stingy Vegan

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

 

Serve your vegan side dishes with these tasty meals:

vegan tofu recipes

 

easy vegan dinner recipes

 

vegan BBQ party recipes for grilling

 

vegan summer dinner recipes

 

Vegan Christmas Dinner Recipes

 

vegan Thanksgiving dinner recipes

 

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Looking for the perfect Vegan Side Dish Recipes? Whether it's for BBQ, Potluck, a cookout or just for dinner, this list has the most delicious sides that are also healthy and easy to make. | The Green Loot #vegan #veganrecipes

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35 Tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion

Looking for tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes? Whether it's for BBQ, a potluck, a cookout or just for dinner, this list has the best easy and healthy sides.
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Author Kate @ The Green Loot

2 thoughts on “35 Tasty Vegan Side Dish Recipes Perfect for Any Occasion”

  1. 5 stars
    Being vegan is going to an omni restaurant and only being able to eat the sides… :’D well I wouldn’t mind if they were as delicious looking as these…

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