Salad Recipes for Everyone: 14 Best Vegan Salads + Dressings!

If you’re looking for the best vegan salad recipes then you’re in the right place! This is my pick of the best salad recipes, dressing ideas, and yummy vegan bowls from across the plant-based universe.

Salad Recipes Vegan Edition

Forget limp and boring lettuce bowls. These plant-based salad recipes, dressing ideas, and bowls are anything but dull. You’ll find classic raw vegetables, sweet and savory combos, and plant-based twists on your favorite salad dressings. 

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Summer Salad with Grilled Peaches + Strawberries

This Summer Salad with Grilled Peaches and Strawberries is incredibly simple to throw together. The Plant Riot’s recipe uses handfuls of fresh strawberries, crunchy sugar snap peas, and tangy lemon and ginger, for a deliciously fresh salad recipe. 

Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dressing Recipe

This light and creamy Green Goddess Dressing from Sweet Simple Vegan is a real crowd-pleaser. I love it as a sandwich spread, dipping sauce, and drizzled over salad!

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Fresh Crunchy Salad with Peanut Dressing

Crunch is the name of the game in this Fresh Salad with Peanut Dressing recipe by Plant-Based On A Budget. The dressing is super creamy and flavorful, using store-cupboard ingredients to amazing effect. 

Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad  Recipe

This Plant Riot Vegan Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad tastes amazing in sandwiches, salads, and even by itself. If you’re missing seafood but your looking for a plant-based upgrade, this is the salad for you. 

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Tomato + Basil Salad Recipe with Balsamic Dressing

This Tomato and Basil Salad recipe from The Plant Riot combines sweet tomatoes, tangy balsamic, and fresh basil. The result is a Mediterranean-inspired dish that will have you reaching for seconds (and thirds, and fourths…)!

Asian-Inspired Chickpea Salad Recipe

Toasted sesame dressing, juicy mandarin orange slices, and colorful vegetables abound in this delicious Asian-inspired Chickpea Salad Recipe by World of Vegan. A vegan spin on a restaurant classic. 

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“Best Ever” Vegan Salad

Plant You’s “Best Ever” Vegan Salad will brighten up your lunchtime with handfuls of leafy greens and tempeh bacon. Ready in minutes and packed with nutrients, this bowl will have you falling in love with salads all over again. 

Creamy Potato Salad with Vegan Mayo

All you need for this Creamy Potato Salad recipe from The Plant Riot is potatoes, lemon juice, vegan mayo, and a handful of fresh herbs. The result? An easy vegan twist on a classic salad. 

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Quinoa Salad with Grilled Veggies + Zesty Tahini Dressing

The Plant Riot’s Quinoa Salad with Grilled Vegetables and Tahini Dressing is perfect when you’re looking for a bright, colorful salad that’s bursting with summer flavor.  Grilling vegetables is a great way to develop flavor in a vegan salad, and is a healthy alternative to frying. 

Vegan “Chick’n” Caesar Salad Pizza

This yummy “Chick’n” Caesar Salad by Plantifully Based is a vegan spin on a classic salad. The best part? It’s also a pizza. That’s what we call a win-win situation. 

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Crunchy Rainbow Soba Salad Recipe

You’ll love this yummy Crunchy Rainbow Soba Salad Recipe from Veggiekins because it’s packed full of vibrant fresh veggies and nutty soba noodles. Tip: Make extra of the creamy peanut butter dressing and drizzle it over literally everything. 

Kale Salad with Apple, Orange, and Pomegranate

Savory greens meet juicy fruit in this Kale, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad from The Plant Riot. A perfect combination of crunchy, tart, and sweet, and packed with winter ingredients.

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Purple Protein-Packed Coleslaw

This Crunchy Purple Coleslaw from MegUnprocessed uses tahini as a base instead of mayo. Creamy and full of protein, it’s sure to be a dinner-time winner. 

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Balsamic vinaigrette, toasted almonds, and sweet juicy strawberries combine in this summer Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe from TwoSpoons. Perfect as a barbeque side dish or nutrient-packed entree. 

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of my favorite vegan salad recipes! Let me know what you think in the comments section below. Each little bit of feedback helps The Plant Riot to keep improving!

If you’re looking for more collaboration posts like this one, check out this list of plant-based and gluten-free Late Night Snacks! Great for midnight munchies or anytime you want something yummy. 

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