Sometimes heroes can’t do all the work. Enter: the sidekick. Side dishes are a HUGE help to the main entrée because they provide variety, a base such as quinoa, toppings, and even create a fuller-looking table. What’s more? Healthy vegan side dishes to love and share.
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Vegan Side Dishes
Vegan side dishes are honestly good for anything. For leftovers, wrapping it up for a work snack, and of course, being sidekicks that help make the meal.
In this list of 15 vegan sides, you’ll find fresh veggies, healthy proteins, and a whole lot of dishes that make your mouth water (mine is). Many of these recipes are perfect for the holidays, like the vegan stuffing recipe and side salads. Check it out!
Vegan Side Dishes
Here are 15 vegan sides for any night with dinner and also make fantastic vegan side dishes for the holidays!
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
It's one thing to have mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, but imagine bringing beautifully scalloped potatoes to the table. Good for anyone's health, they're oil, soy, and gluten-free as well!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries
A good way to get your family to eat Brussel sprouts is to combine them with cinnamon butternut squash. Packed with vegetables and nuts, this vegan side is full of fiber and goodness.
Turmeric Rice With Coconut | Easy & Healthy 1-Pot Recipe
Every so often it's nice to mix up your rice options. Luckily, this vegan side is easy to make and clean up. The coconut adds a sweetness to it, while the hidden veggies like carrot and onion add nutrition.
Chickpea Salad Recipe - Vegan and Oil Free
Not just any salad, this chickpea recipe is light and refreshing. This is the type of side that can replace a coleslaw or cold potato salad if you're opting for a healthier version.
Maple roasted carrots with cranberries
This vegan side is somewhat simple, with the carrots roasting in the oven for about 20 minutes. A colorful, easy side that can't go wrong.
Kale Caesar Salad with Tahini Dressing
Kale is the king of natural iron, and chickpea is the queen of fiber and protein so together, they make one strong combo. A healthy side for any meal.
Old-Fashioned Vegan Potato Salad (Easy Recipe)
A Southern-style potato salad that can be made in under 30 minutes and carries a good source of vitamins K, C, and B6.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
An easy, quick vegan side of roasted Brussel sprouts that actually comes out tender yet crispy (not dry). With the right seasoning and cook time, these bad boys can be a favorite at the dinner table.
Easy Vegan Stuffing Recipe
Growing up I started to love healthier versions of stuffing and I don't think I'll go back to the traditional recipes because wow! Vegan stuffing like this recipe is oil-free and rich with flavor.
Cold Pea Salad (Amazing Summer Salad)
I wanted to include this dish because it's popular during the holidays and summer gatherings. BUT it's vegetarian, so to make it a vegan side dish, use vegan mayo!
Forbidden Rice� Salad with Mango, Bok Choy and Coconut Curried Dressing
PACKED with nutrient-dense ingredients with the Thai and Indian flavors you love, this vegan side dish is one that might become the main event. Plus it can be made in 30 minutes!
Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free) • Daisybeet
A grain salad recipe with a homemade vinaigrette option that holds ingredients like cucumber, tomato, artichoke hearts, and olives. This vegan side is fresh, healthy, and easy to make.
Veggie Fritters Recipe | Easy, Healthy, Gluten-Free
One thing I like about this veggie fritter side (besides the amazing taste) is the clean look on the plate. It's not all over the place, and it's easy to grab and go.
Easy Vegan Green Bean Casserole (Non-Vegan Option)
Casseroles make one of the best side dishes for holidays and dinner parties because they're easy to put together and serve a larger crowd. This vegan recipe is a modern take on the traditional green bean casserole and uses ingredients such as oat cream. It's really good!
How to Make The Best Vegan Mashed Potatoes (tips + tricks) — Rainbow Plant Life
You have the stuffing, the salads...what am I missing...ahh the vegan mashed potatoes! Can't forget the creamy mash with reduced-fat coconut milk and miso paste. This is a great one for the books!
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