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10 Best Vegan Thanksgiving Salads

Top-10 fall-inspired Vegan Thanksgiving Salads perfect for your plant-based holiday menu. Impress your guests with these beautiful and delicious vegan salads that are easy to make!

Vegan Thanksgiving Salads Roundup Pinterest

Pumpkin, kale, apples, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts… Fall produce is created for wholesome harvest salads. These 10 delicious vegan Thanksgiving salads for your festive table are guaranteed to impress your guests (especially non-vegans)!

If you haven’t already, check my 10 best vegan appetizers for Thanksgiving! I’m creating a series of posts for your vegan Thanksgiving menu, including soups, main dishes, sides (including stuffing, casseroles, bread, muffins and condiments) and desserts. Stay tuned for more awesome vegan holiday dishes!

How do I replace turkey? What about the gravy? Will my guests love that? You don’t have to worry about these things any more. I selected the best vegan recipes that are truly DELICIOUS. Your carnivore guests will beg for more!

Choose the recipes you like from each category. They are all healthy, easy to make and yet delicious and perfect for your holiday menu. You can take a quick peak in this vegan Thanksgiving salads web story.

Here are the best vegan fall salads from my fellow bloggers. Which one would you like to include in your Thanksgiving menu?

1. Vegan Waldorf Salad Recipe by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing is used instead of mayonnaise for a lighter and fresher version. This vegan Thanksgiving salad is perfect for your holiday menu!

Vegan Waldorf Salad in a bowl with utencils.

2. Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Light and healthy vegan fall harvest salad is as satisfying as it is nutritious: crunchy kale paired with sweet pumpkin, tart Brussels sprouts, crisp apples and pomegranate seeds all merged together with delicious homemade maple-mustard dressing. Perfect Thanksgiving harvest salad that everyone will love!

Adding Maple-Mustard Dressing to the Harvest Salad.

3. Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad by Julia’s Album

Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad with Pecans, Cranberries, Pomegranate with Poppy Seed Honey-Lime Dressing – a great choice for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any other winter holiday menu!

Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad.

4. Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Healthy, easy and delicious vegan Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket recipe. It makes for a great nutritious lunch or a nice gluten free side dish!

Healthy Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket in a White Bowl.

5. Harvest Wild Rice Salad by Girl Heart Food

One delicious side, this Harvest Wild Rice Salad is a yummy combination of a wild rice blend, sautéed kale and roasted acorn squash. The whole thing is then garnished with sweet pomegranate arils and pumpkin seeds. So much goodness packed in one recipe!

Harvest Wild Rice Salad garnished with pomegranate seeds.


6. Fall Kale & Farro Salad by The Mostly Vegan

Packed with hearty lacinato kale, chewy whole grain farro, toasty walnuts, sweet pomegranate seeds, and tart dried cherries, there’s so much autumnal vibed stuff going on here. Add lemon oregano vinaigrette and you’ve got one heck of a satisfying salad.

Fall Kale Farro Salad in a large plate with utencils.

7. Harvest Kale Salad by Profusion Curry

Harvest Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Strawberries and Pumpkin seeds is a festive, beautiful and delicious dish perfect for fall gathering celebration such as Thanksgiving!

Harvest Kale Salad with sweet potatoes, Beets, Strawberries and Pumpkin seeds.

8. Wild Rice Salad with Apple and Pomegranate by Veggies Save The Day

Wild Rice Salad with Apple and Pomegranate is a celebration of fall flavors. Containing pine nuts, dates, and a tangy dressing it’s wonderful for lunch or as a holiday side.

Wild Rice Salad with Apple and Pomegranate in white bowls.

9. Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Kale Salad by Whitney Bond

Spinach & kale are tossed with an avocado vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash, pistachios, dates & quinoa in this vegan & gluten free kale salad recipe.

Butternut squash kale salad with pistachios and medjool dates.

10. Warm Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad by Heartbeet Kitchen

A shredded Warm Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Maple Glazed Tofu, perfect for Thanksgiving. This healthy side dish is vegan and gluten-free.

Warm Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Tofu on a plate.

Make sure to come back for more vegan Thanksgiving recipes including appetizers, soups, main courses, stuffing, side dishes, potato dishes, breads, condiments and desserts (check the links above). The whole vegan Thanksgiving menu!


I hope you find the perfect vegan salad in this recipe collection. Which one do you like the most? Leave a comment below!

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Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hello! I'm sure that these are all fine salads, and I will likely try a few, but I was disappointed to see that virtually all of them contain nuts. Unfortunately, two of my guests this year have nut allergies. Also, strawberries in a fall salad recipe?

Elena Szeliga

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Hi, there are four nut free salads from this roundup: Vegan Fall Harvest Salad with Kale and Pumpkin; Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket; Harvest Kale Salad (I guess you can skip the strawberries if you want); Warm Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad. Hope that helps!

Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Friday 19th of October 2018

Thanks you so much for including my harvest wild rice salad in this delicious round up! So many delicious salads for Thanksgiving and any special occasion :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Elena Szeliga

Saturday 20th of October 2018

Thank you for your submission Dawn! Your salad looks gorgeous and I can't wait to try it ;)

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About Elena Szeliga


Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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