Here are 25 delicious vegan salads that will fill you up and have a healthy source of protein. Show your friends that not ‘all vegans eat is rabbit food’ with these unique and delicious twists on salads
I can’t believe I’ve become the type of person that craves salads. Much less, a Vegan Salad!
Growing up, I was the type of kid that only ate chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. So I honestly shocked myself when I gave up meat. And although I’m not 100% vegan, at least 90% of my diet is.
I don’t preach veganism (or even vegetarianism) on this blog though, however, I do encourage small steps to a grander goal. If you’re trying to clean up your diet (or a complete lifestyle change), take it one meal at a time.
Try any of these delicious vegan salads that will fill you up and take that small step in the right direction.
1. Tomato Quinoa Salad
Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Takes less than 30 minutes to prep and cook (the quinoa). Get the recipe here.
2. Tahini Kale Salad with Garlicky Chickpeas
You’ll figure out quickly I have a big thing for chickpeas. And although I’m not a huge kale fan, this salad is amazing and packs loads of nutrition. Get the recipe here
3. Lentil Fattoush Salad
If you’re feeling a little Mediterranean, give this salad a try. You can prep the lentils ahead of time to just throw the ingredients together throughout the week with ease. Get the recipe here.
4. Taco Salad with Spicy Black Beans
Anyone who tells you salads are boring hasn’t tried this one. Get the recipe here.
5. Falafel Salad
Deconstructed falafel salads are very popular nowadays. And this one is one of the best recipes out there, mostly because of the dressing and the fact it’s so easy to throw together. Get the recipe here.
6. BBQ Chickpea Salad
Another chickpea salad recipe. Can you tell I’m obsessed?! Get the recipe here.
7. BLT Salad
The ‘bacon’ is coconut flakes! This is one salad that is far from boring. Get the recipe here.
9. Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket
Another obsession of mine, sweet potatoes. Or really, any type of potato. Highly nutritious lunch. Get the recipe here.
10. Spicy Cucumber Salad with Pan-Fried Tofu
Light and super healthy, this is a great salad even for those that ‘don’t like salads.’ Get the recipe here.
11. Rainbow Salad Bowl With Cilantro Lime Hummus
A colorful and beautiful salad that you can feel good about. Get the recipe here.
12. Roasted Butternut Squash Fall Kale Salad
Don’t leave! I know some of the ingredients of this salad might not be your favorite; like I said in another recipe, I am not a kale fan, and I’ve never really cared for butternut squash, but in this recipe, it just WORKS. Get the recipe here.
13. Tempeh Green Goddess Salad with Avocado-Mint Dressing
Not sure if you should eat it or post it on your feed, but give this Green Goddess a try. Get the recipe here.
14. Avocado Sweet Potato Bowl
15. Roasted Beet Salad with Marinated Chickpeas
During the colder months of the year, I tend to not find myself craving salads but this one, with the roasted veggies and chickpeas, are a staple year-round. Get the recipe here.
16. Rainbow Buddha Bowl with Tahini
I’m not sure if Buddha Bowls fall under the category of ‘salad,’ but I still count them. So colorful and full of nutrients, it’s also easy to meal prep them! Get the recipe here.
17. Portobello Fajita Salad
The mashed avocado and lime juice in this one is what takes it from just a plain salad to YUM! Get the recipe here.
18. Chickpea Salad
I honestly have this salad as a side at least twice a week. Get the recipe here.
19. Kale Waldorf Salad
A fun twist on the popular Waldorf salad, this is sure to please everyone in your family. Get the recipe here.
20. Fresh Salad with Baked Bean Balls and Mild Mustard Dressing
Ugh! The baked beans on this one just give it an edge. Protein packed and delicious. Get the recipe here.
21. Chickpea Taco Salad with Pomegranate and Mango
I had never heard of Cashew Cream before this recipe but I am intrigued. Get the recipe here.
22. The Big Southwest Lentil Salad Bowl
I can’t believe I haven’t put much lentil recipes on this list. Such a great legume that’s low in calories and full of protein. Get the recipe here.
23. Amaranth Salad with Swiss Chard & Avocado
Can you believe I don’t know what Amaranth is? This salad piqued my interest though, and I’m making it in the coming days. Get the recipe here.
24. High Protein Salad (Green Kidney Beans and Lentils)
You won’t be hearing ‘how do vegans get their protein?’ with this one. Get the recipe here.
25. Power Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing
A power salad that’s earned its name rightfully. The amount of nutritious ingredients is amazing. Get the recipe here.
If you love these, make sure to check out these amazing Crockpot Vegan Recipes to set it and forget it