These easy vegan salad recipes are perfect for any time of year, especially summer. You’ll find a variety of salads including greek, pasta, cobb, potato salad, noodles, macaroni, avocado, quinoa, fruit, vegan Caprese, chickpea, spinach, and kale salads to choose from.
How can I make my salad recipes more interesting
- Season every step of the way. I love adding spices and herbs to my salad. Some of the herbs I use are oregano, rosemary, or black pepper.
- Combine a mixture of cooked and raw ingredients. I love adding roasted vegetables, sautéed onions together, or pickled vegetables to my salads.
- Make your salad dressing. Don’t use the same old salad dressing you’ve been eating since childhood. Make pesto dressings or a pickled vinaigrette.
- Add nuts or seeds. I love the nutty flavor of hemp seeds in my salads and adding nuts for a nice crunch.
Vegan Salad Recipes
We’ve rounded up 27 of our favorite vegan salads that are refreshing, simple, wholesome, or savory. These healthy salads recipes work as an easy lunch, side dish for your next cookout. Or maybe you are looking to add more plant-based recipes to your lifestyle. Either way, I’m sure you will find a salad that you’ll enjoy. Take a look below and let us know in the comments which salad you’ll try next.
One of the first recipes I posted on the blog was this watermelon cucumber salad with oil-free mango dressing. It’s light and refreshing.
This easy nourishing bowl is filled with sweet potatoes, roasted beets, wild rice, quinoa, & lentil medley, cucumbers, and tomatoes. To make this a balanced meal just add a healthy fat like avocado or tahini dressing.
Enjoy this kale salad with homemade maple mustard tempeh for some extra plant-based protein. Tip: Don’t forget to break down your kale by massaging it with the oil. More on massaging your kale in the post linked here
Recreate Love and Lemons taco salad with this shiitake walnut mixture and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.
My favorite salad has to be arugula;-) These spicy Mediterranean greens are perfect with whatever you prepare it with. Like strawberries, hemp seeds, pecans, and this easy balsamic vinaigrette.
Who doesn’t love a cobb salad? Try this vegan cobb salad with romaine lettuce, coconut bacon, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, and cashew dressing.
This is the hands-down the best egg-free and dairy-free potato salad I’ve made. Add your favorite herbs, vegan mayo, and click on the link above to find out why I love this recipe so much.
Try this soba noodle recipe cold or hot with fresh ingredients you have on hand like edamame, mint, and avocado.
Check out this easy vegan caesar salad with garlic roasted chickpeas and a homemade easy salad dressing to go on top.
This vegan twist on the conventional deli-style macaroni salad may be worth making for your next potluck or cookout.
This easy flavorful mouth-watering vegan “tuna” salad sandwich will have you coming back for more. It’s so versatile. Once complete, use the chickpea mixture to make a salad or sandwich.
Make this vegan greek salad with tofu feta for a summer outing. It has protein, fiber and it’s gluten-free.
In less than 20 minutes you can have yourself a creamy delicious broccoli salad with an easy cashew dressing.
Make this high-protein chickpea pasta with basil, lemon, olives, and all the fixings for that Mediterranean flavor.
Healthy coleslaw that’s vegan, paleo-friendly, and pairs great with summer BBQ recipes.
I love avocado and citrus together. Especially, in a salad. If you do too check out Real + Vibrant’s simply gorgeous salad. But don’t stop there, add on fresh mint leaves and pistachios for a nice crunch.
Quickly through together this vegan Couscous salad for packed with seasonal vegetables, beans of your choice, and whole grains.
If you try any salad, I highly recommend this salad. The quinoa salad is healthy, delicious, and so easy to make.
Enjoy this vegan version of the classic Caprese salad.
20. Tabbouleh Salad
I love tabbouleh. It’s so simple, yet the ingredients blend so well together. This salad would make a great addition to your next holiday BBQ.
Yes, please! This sweet summer grilled corn recipe is sweet, smokey, and tangy. Add avocado and cilantro for more flavor and creaminess.
Add lentils, cabbage, onions, and spiralized together to make a vibrant warm salad for summer or winter.
Use any veggies of your choice with this easy quinoa salad and add any dressing of your choice.