Top 20 Vegan Cold Side Dishes

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This collection features the best 20 vegan cold side dishes perfect for summer picnics, family dinners, or anyone looking to add more to their plant-based meals. Get ready to explore and find your new favorite cold vegan side dish!

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Vegan potato salad with vegan bacon and onions in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

Easy Vegan Potato Salad

Tender potatoes are coated in a creamy dreamy dressing with the perfect blend of herbs and seasonings. Easy to make and can be made ahead of time so it’s perfect for summer meal prep, BBQ’s, and potlucks.

Vegan cowboy caviar in a bowl with pita chips in a bowl on a red napkin the background.

Oil-Free Cowboy Caviar

A bowl filled with vegan macaroni salad with a wooden spoon.

Vegan Macaroni Salad

This easy macaroni salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a delicious creamy sauce, and is a perfect side dish to bring to Summer BBQ’s, parties and more!

A plate of cold vegan cucumber salad with dill.

Simple Vegan Cucumber Salad

Refreshing and simple, this vegan cucumber salad is a perfect cold summer side dish or healthy snack. Made with just 6 ingredients and kid approved.

Vegan creamy cucumber and onion salad in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Creamy Cucumber Salad With Mayo (Vegan)

This creamy cucumber salad with vegan mayo is easy to whip up and a super refreshing summer side dish. Made with crisp refreshing cucumbers, red onions, and a creamy homemade vegan mayo dressing, it will be a family favorite! 

A bowl of vegan radish salad.

Fresh Radish Salad

A bowl of creamy vegan coleslaw.

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw

Creamy, crunchy, tangy coleslaw that you’d never guess was dairy free! This vegan coleslaw is super easy to make, naturally gluten-free, and perfect for summer gatherings.

Vegan watermelon and feta salad in a bowl.

Vegan Watermelon Feta Salad

Vegan watermelon feta salad is incredibly refreshing, light, and super easy to throw together in less than 15 minutes. It’s a delicious summer salad that’s perfect for sharing or making as a summer side dish.

Vegan hummus on a plate with pita bread.

Vegan Homemade Hummus

A close up of a plate of vegan asian noodle salad with sesame dressing.

25 Minute Sesame Noodle Salad (Vegan)

This vegan sesame ginger noodle salad is loaded with fresh vegetables and homemade dressing for a healthy take on a classic pasta salad.

A close up of vegan ambrosia salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

Vegan Ambrosia Salad

A bowl of vegan pesto pasta salad.

Easy Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad

This delicious vegan pesto pasta salad is made with simple ingredients like arugula, green peas, cherry tomatoes, and finished with flavor-loaded vegan kale cashew pesto. It’s perfect for summer cookouts and dinner parties, or as a side dish for a casual dinner at home.

A bowl of vegan corn panzanella salad with tomatoes, corn and cucumbers.

Vegan Corn Panzanella Salad

A close up of a bowl of fruit salad.

Vegan Fruit Salad With Lime Juice

This homemade vegan fruit salad tossed in lime juice is a delectable combination of sweet and tart for a healthy side dish.  It’s a whole-food plant-based recipe, with no oil, no refined sugar, no highly processed ingredients, and easily adaptable. 

Vegan cold cucumber soup in a white bowl.

Cold Cucumber Soup (Raw + Vegan)

Cauliflower rice salad with avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, sesame seeds, and sesame vinaigrette.

Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

This raw vegan cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is made with simple whole foods plant based ingredients! The perfect summer salad, this tabbouleh is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Small potatoes with vegan cheese and herbs on a cutting board.

Vegan Deviled Eggs

Enjoy this incredibly simple recipe for vegan deviled eggs made with mini roasted potatoes. No fancy ingredients required for this delicious vegan side dish or appetizer!

A red plate topped with lettuce and tomatoes.

Vegan Wedge Salad

This vegan wedge salad combines fresh, crispy iceberg lettuce with creamy vegan ranch dressing, smoky vegan bacon bits, and sweet acidic tomatoes for the perfect summer side salad! 

A bowl of vegan greek salad with 2 spoons.

Easy Vegan Greek Salad

Quick, simple, and delicious vegan Greek salad made with fresh crunchy veggies, creamy vegan feta cheese, and a flavorful olive oil vinaigrette! Perfect for potlucks, picnics, BBQs, or any day of the week.

A bowl of vegan cold avocado soup with a spoon in it.

Cold Avocado Soup (Vegan)

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