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12 Vegan Sides for Thanksgiving

by The Devil Wears Salad

As Thanksgiving approaches, you’re no doubt in search of some sides for your vegan thanksgiving spread. These vegan sides are filled to the brim with delicious flavours and will make your day complete!

12 Sides for a Vegan Thanksgiving

Unbelievably, Thanksgiving is upon us again and it’s time to plan the magnificent vegan feast for your family and friends. It is incredible how creative we can all be when it comes to creating vegan Thanksgiving alternatives. From vegan meatloaf to tempeh Shepherd’s pie to Native Wellingtons, I have no doubt it’s going to be amazing.

If you have the mains all sorted, you’ll need some vegan side salads to accompany them. At The Devil Wears Salad, we have a wonderful array of vegan recipes and you’ll no doubt find something in this compilation.

We’ve included nutty wild rice, crunchy persimmons and vegan classics such as coleslaw. Enough variety to please all your guests.

This is a truly useful collection of vegan salads and I hope you’ll knock their socks off! Happy Thanksgiving!


Persimmon Salad with Candied Hazelnuts and Coconut

Persimmon Salad with Candied Hazelnuts and Coconut

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Ah autumn and winter how we love you! Tis’ the season to enjoy this divine Persimmon Salad topped with moreish candied hazelnuts and flaky coconut chips. The perfect vegan side for Thanksgiving!

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

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Lightly roasted Swiss brown mushrooms mixed with a tangy parsley vinaigrette to create a flavoursome vegan Pickled Mushroom Salad. Perfect for a vegan Thanksgiving banquet.

Tricolour Quinoa Salad with Roast Vegetables

Tricolour Quinoa Salad with Roast Vegetables

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Deliciously sweet roasted baby peppers, caramelised eggplant and tangy lemon mingled in with nutty tricolour quinoa and a zingy lemon garlic dressing.

A colourful vegan quinoa side dish that would shine at any Thanksgiving family dinner.

Radicchio, Baby Gem, Orange and Ruby Grapefruit Salad

Radicchio, Baby Gem, Orange and Ruby Grapefruit Salad

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A delectable pairing of bitter and sweet flavours on one plate. This Ruby Grapefruit Salad is fuss-free to prepare, the colours are stunning and would definitely get guests talking around the table.

Nothing better than a light side salad to add to the rest of the vegan dishes on the Thanksgiving table!

Wild Rice Salad with Puffed Quinoa and Dried Figs

Vegan Wild Rice Salad with Puffed Quinoa and Dried Figs

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Who would have thought an old-world grain and some grass could taste so magnificent? We show you how to introduce a Vegan Wild Rice Salad to your Thanksgiving feast.

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

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Sweet Roasted Spiced Pumpkin with Red Onion Salad is moreish and deliciously comforting. Jammed packed with flavourful texture, this is a great pumpkin side salad served with all the other amazing vegan dishes for Thanksgiving.

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad

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Sweet juicy watermelon and zesty ruby grapefruit paired with warm olive oil toasted sourdough, this is our twist on the classic Panzanella salad that tastes fantastic at your next Thanksgiving gathering.

Cherry Tomato Salad with Peach Chutney Dressing

Vegan Cherry Tomato Salad with Peach Chutney Dressing

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All the aromatic spices in this easy homemade peach chutney will transform this simple Cherry Tomato Salad into a centrepiece of colour and flavour! One of the most flavoursome vegan sides for Thanksgiving.

Salad of Snake Beans and Grated Coconut

Salad of Snake Beans and Grated Coconut

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This Salad of Snake Beans, grated coconut and quintessential fresh Thai herbs is a wonderful showcase of Asian ingredients.

Intertwined through the latticework of the snake beans is the ever so flavoursome turmeric and coconut milk dressing. A great alternative to the traditional green beans for Thanksgiving.

Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing

Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing

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Simple fresh ingredients combined together for a delicious and quick plant-based salad.

Sweet tomatoes combined with marinated artichokes, piquant red sorrel leaves and a refreshing mint dressing make this vegan salad perfect for Thanksgiving.

Rainbow Chard Salad with Freekeh and Pistachios

Rainbow Chard Salad with Freekeh and Pistachios

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Jammed packed with wholesome grains, nuts and seeds and with added rainbow chard and herbs to balance the freshness, this is a delicious vegan salad ready to be devoured. This will be a Thanksgiving to be remembered!

Vegan Coleslaw with Pear and Carrot

Vegan Coleslaw with Pear and Carrot

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Who loves coleslaw with fruit? We do! This vegan coleslaw recipe with the sweetness from the pear and crunch from the carrot is perfectly finished off with an Asian vegan vinaigrette.


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Eileen Kelly September 28, 2020 - 3:04 pm

I am prepping for a cozy family Thanksgiving and my girls are vegan and these recipes are perfect for them Even better, they are delicious and my non vegan family will love the flavors.

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Rebecca Blackwell September 28, 2020 - 12:06 pm

Over the past few years, our family has been eating less and less meat and dairy, so as Thanksgiving approaches I was so happy to come across this list of delicious sounding vegan side dishes. We are adding several to our Thanksgiving menu this year. Thank you so much!

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The Devil Wears Salad October 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm

That’s great Rebecca! We are also reducing the amount of meat we eat which is why vegan and vegetarian salads have a significant presence on our site. Glad you might find this list useful.

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Jar+of+Lemons September 28, 2020 - 3:51 am

You have put together a fabulous, excellent list of side dishes! Any one of these side dishes will be the perfect addition to Thanksgiving!

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The Devil Wears Salad October 12, 2020 - 3:15 pm

Thank you! I hope you’ve found something you might like for Thanksgiving!

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neha September 27, 2020 - 1:17 pm

Such gorgeous side dishes! I seriously can’t decide on which one to select to try first. I think it will be pickled mushroom salad first.

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:48 pm

That is a really popular choice. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

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Chef Dennis September 26, 2020 - 6:21 am

Those sides are perfect for all year long! thank you for so many delicious vegan options!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:46 pm

You welcome! Plenty of vegan recipes for everyone!

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Paula Montenegro September 25, 2020 - 8:05 pm

It’s never too early to start planning for my favorite holiday of the year and I love the inspiration this post brings! I usually try a couple of new dishes and the pumpkin and red onion salad sounds like the perfect recipe.

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Always nice to mix it up a bit every year to keep it fresh and exciting. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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Shelley September 25, 2020 - 4:36 am

I absolutely adore salads, especially ones as creative as these! I would be completely thrilled to tuck into these all year round, but they really are perfect for Thanksgiving, with autumn-inspired ingredients. And how wonderful that they’re all vegan, so even my sister-in-law can enjoy them with the rest of us. So pretty, too!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:42 pm

Your sister-in-law will love you even more! Thank you for these lovely words and hope you’ll try a few of these during the year too!

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Aditi September 28, 2020 - 3:15 pm

Firstly, hv pinned and saved this post for future references. This is a perfect collection. Have tried the first one yet. It came out just perfect. Will try the rest soon.

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Jenny September 25, 2020 - 2:11 am

Great collection of thanksgiving vegan dishes. Our family has carnivores vegetarians and vegans, your suggestions will be so helpful, there are so many awesome ideas. Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:41 pm

Thanks so much! We have all sorts in our friendship group and family too so we’re always having to cater for everyone. Glad you’re inspired by some of these for Thanksgiving!

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Sandra Shaffer September 24, 2020 - 12:36 pm

Wow, wonderful collection of side dishes. Great for the holidays, but some of these dishes I would enjoy all year long.

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:39 pm

Definitely plenty of vegan salads to have throughout the year too!

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Candice September 24, 2020 - 11:11 am

This is exactly the inspiration I was looking for… thank you for all these awesome vegan sides! Can’t wait to dive in and make them.

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:38 pm

You welcome Candice! Enjoy!

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