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Vegan salads are an excellent way to get in some plant-based nutrition.
Hearty Vegan Salad Recipes that Will Keep You Full
No “rabbit food” here, folks. To create a vegan salad that will satisfy your hunger and keep you full, plant-based protein, whole carbs, and healthy fats are great additions. Chickpeas, cashew bacon bits, hemp seeds, sweet potatoes, and quinoa are some of my favorite ingredients to add.
The vegan salad recipes listed below contain those and MORE. Packed with incredible flavor and texture, these hearty vegan salad recipes will not bore you. They can easily pass as a meal for lunch or dinner since they are so filling!
This Caesar salad is one of my absolute favorite vegan salad recipes – it’s probably no surprise that the first vegan dressing I ever made was Caesar. This salad is PACKED with amazing flavors and texture. The chickpeas add a hearty, protein element.
This salad is by far my favorite way to eat sweet potatoes. Paired with quinoa, this salad is definitely going to keep you full and satisfied. Plus the maple mustard dressing is sooo flavorful!
We know that gyros are traditionally made with lamb – but this inspired salad uses chickpeas instead for a vegan spin!
This vegan chopped salad contains protein, cashew bacon bits, and lots of veggies to help you feel satiated!
Broccoli, sunflower seeds, chopped red onion and a creamy curry dressing made with yogurt come together for this flavor-packed salad!
One of my favorite ways to bulk up a salad is with seeds or nuts. Not only do they amp up the texture, but they also add healthy fats. This recipe calls for both hemp seeds and a creamy tahini dressing to fit the bill.
Quinoa is an excellent way to add more satiation to your salads – it’s full of protein! This kale & cranberry salad also contains walnuts and an an incredible apple sage dressing.
Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas – Cadry’s Kitchen
Chickpeas are probably my favorite salad topping. So delicious, packed with protein, can be seasoned to fit any type of salad. This kale salad uses roasted chickpeas – YUM.
Grain Salad with Fresh Lemon & Herbs – Natural Girl Modern World
Salads absolutely do not need to be limited to greens and vegetables. This salad calls for spelt berries, which are hearty grains that contain a ton of fiber and iron.
Peanut Crunch Salad in a Jar – A Virtual Vegan
This make-ahead salad calls for ingredients like quinoa, edamame, peanuts, and veggies for a hearty meal. And it’s gorgeous – that’s just a side note.
The Eureka! Bowl – Happy Healthy Life
Eureka Bowl is so fitting for this recipe title, because this salad has it all. SO MANY delicious ingredients like sweet potatoes, chickpeas, avocado and more come together for a dynamite salad!
Nectarine Quinoa Buckwheat Tabbouleh – Rhian’s Recipes
This nutritious and easy vegan salad calls for both veggies and fruits on top of a blend of buckwheat and quinoa.
Asparagus Pasta Salad – Eat With Clarity
Pasta salad is pretty much the best kind of salad. This unique version uses asparagus and broccoli and is topped with a creamy dressing made from hemp seeds. Yum!
Rainbow Buckwheat Salad – Strength and Sunshine
This veggie-loaded salad has a base of buckwheat, and is flavored with spices like allspice and cardamom. Definitely not a boring salad!
Turmeric Tofu Sesame Salad – Delightful Vegans
Crispy tofu, beautiful turmeric, healthy veggies, sesame seeds, and more come together to make this super satisfying and flavorful vegan salad!
Roasted New Potato Salad with Lentils – Occasionally Eggs
The majority of us probably agree that potatoes in any form are REALLY GOOD, right? One of their best forms is in a salad – so tasty, so filling. Paired with lentils and spinach and other goodness? Count me in.
Vegan BLT Salad – Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Did you think you’d have to miss out on that smokey bacon flavor as a vegan? Not with the delicious tempeh bacon used in this vegan BLT salad!
Chickpea Cucumber Salad – Veggies Save The Day
Potato, Cauliflower, and Lentil Curry Salad – Quite Good Food
A different kind of potato salad, this one also calls for cauliflower, lentils, and an incredible flavor-packed curry dressing. Hearty but still healthy!
Quinoa Taco Salad – Contentedness Cooking
Hello tacos in salad form! The quinoa, black beans, and avocado will definitely satisfy your hunger.
Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Chickpeas and Rocket – Happy Kitchen.Rocks
Oh, hello, incredibly delicious salad! Healthy fats, protein, good-for-you carbs, and leafy greens PLUS amazing flavor combinations = perfect, hearty salad.
Black Rice & Raspberry Salad – Green Evi
This salad dressed with a vibrant maple-mustard dressing that will have your taste buds singing. Wouldn’t this be great for a pot luck or to bring a friend’s BBQ? Everyone will be so impressed.
Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Kale Salad – Whitney Bond
If you ever encounter someone who claims vegans eat boring food, just show them this beautiful butternut squash kale salad.
Thai Crunch Salad – The Simple Veganista
Fill your belly with cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, and a TO DIE FOR citrus peanut dressing (and more)! Mouthwatering.
Zingy Carrot & Rice Noodle Salad – Wholehearted Eats
For those of us who love pasta in their salads (ME!), this vegan salad fits the bill. Simple ingredients, but it doesn’t fall short on texture or flavor.
Rainbow Pad Thai Salad with Tofu Scramble – Rebel Recipes
This vegan salad is packed with SO MUCH goodness and texture. A ton of spiralized veggies, tofu scramble (which I’ve recently fallen in love with), edamame, and a whole slew of incredible seasoning and spices. Talk about a hearty vegan salad.
Tropical Quinoa Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing – Get Inspired Everyday
Whoever claimed salads are boring never had this tropical quinoa salad before. It has pineapple salsa in it – pineapple freaking salsa. And that dressing?! YES PLEASE.
Vegan Salad Dressings to Try:
Do you have a favorite hearty vegan salad recipe? Comment below and share the salad love.