10 Best Vegan Salad Recipes (That Aren’t Boring!)

Sun’s out, salads out! Here are the best vegan salad recipes to brighten up your plate.

It’s finally the time of year to embrace all the colourful foods, and vibrant vegan salads help you do exactly that.

All too often, vegan food is associated with bland, boring meals, but this doesn’t need to be the case at all.

We’ve put together 10 of the best vegan salads to see you through the summer, from lively lunches to easy midweek meals. No servings of carrots or lettuce here!

1. Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons

Craving a classic Caesar salad? This creation by The Vegan Larder has it all: crunchy texture, garlicky flavour, creamy dressing.

It’s proof that plant-powered meals are far from lack-lustre and even non-vegans would lap this up without complaint. Warning: it may be a little bit addictive!

Smoky vegan caesar salad with chickpea croutons
Image Credit: The Vegan Larder

2. Quinoa Mexicana Salad

Fancy a good old hearty salad? This Quinoa Mexicana Salad by Figs and Fennel does the job.

The recipe is quick, easy and packed with nutrients, making it perfect lunchtime fare. With an offering of colour and crunch, this is sure to see you through the summer months.

Figs and Fennel Quinoa Vegan Mexican Salad
Image Credit: Figs and Fennel

3. Veggie Power Bowl

Looking for a protein-packed vegan salad? Try this amazing recipe by Plant You.

This refreshing and tasty dish includes crunchy peanuts, edamame and roasted red pepper, and it’s sure to liven up your lunchtimes. It’s ideal if you’re a busy vegan who needs a convenient lunch to eat on the go.

Veggie Power Bowl
Image Credit: Plant You

4. Fresh Salad With Homemade Cocktail Sauce

In the mood for a vegan take on a meaty salad? This recipe by Heura is great for alfresco lunches with guests.

Just choose your favourite meat-style strips, add avocado, chickpeas, colourful veggies and whip up a homemade sauce and you’ve got a show-stopping salad.

Fresh Salad with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
Image Credit: Heura

5. 15-Minute Papaya Salad

If you like your salads with a spicy kick, try this zingy papaya salad by Vegan Punks.

This gluten-free, oil-free dish is full of flavour and can be ready in just 15 minutes because no cooking is required. Winner!

Vegan Papaya Salad
Image Credit: Vegan Punks

6. Breaded Fillet Caesar Salad

This amazing recipe by Garden Gourmet showcases the tastes and textures plant-based foods offer.

Complete with Parmesan crisps and a tofu dressing, this mouth-watering vegan salad is great for weekday lunches.

Vegan Breaded Fillet Caesar Salad
Image Credit: Garden Gourmet

7. Chorizo Salad

If you’re looking for a vegan salad recipe that packs a punch, try this dish.

Take your vegan chorizo sausage of choice, combine with potatoes, veggies, spices and seasonings, and you’ve found your new favourite lunch.

Sensational Chorizo Salad with Baby Potatoes and Avocado
Image Credit: Garden Gourmet

8. Easy Taco Salad

Taco and salad in the same sentence? Yes, please!

This recipe by HealthyGirl Kitchen is the ultimate go-to lunch if you want something nutritious and simple to make.

Vegan Taco Salad
Image Credit: HealthyGirl Kitchen

9. Edamame Salad

This easy edamame salad by Plant-Based on a Budget really brings the flavour!

Loaded with beans, tomatoes, veggies and avocado, this vegan salad is a must-try.

Easy Edamame Salad
Image Credit: Plant-Based on a Budget

10. Tex Mex Salad

Is there anything better than a salad packed with flavours and textures? I Love Vegan has created an absolutely unreal vegan salad recipe with beans, peppers, grilled corn and roasted potatoes.

This versatile dish makes a tasty lunch or dinner.

Tex Mex Three Bean Salad
Image Credit: I Love Vegan

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