This recipe roundup features 15+ Easy Vegan Salad Recipes suitable for all seasons and occasions. Some make fantastic stand alone meals, others work better as sides. All use everyday ingredients creating delicious dishes full of flavour and colour. Great for Veganuary and beyond!
My ever expanding collection of easy vegan salad recipes will give you lots of inspiration to include more healthy ingredients in your diet. Creating a delicious, satisfying salad does not have to be labour intensive. With a few easy meal prep ideas you can quickly assemble a fantastic salad, which you can enjoy as a side dish, make ahead party dish or stand alone salad meal.
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Easy vegan coleslaw salads
These salad are meant to be served along with other dishes so they are really uncomplicated and easy to throw together. They work well as part of everyday family lunch/dinners as well as party food ideas.
This simple, zesty Dairy Free Coleslaw with Pomegranate is a combination of sweet and savoury flavours which work together beautifully creating a delicious coleslaw with a twist. Only 6 ingredients, vegan and gluten free!
This colourful, zesty Cured Red Cabbage Salad with Pear & Walnuts is full of flavour yet contains only a handful of ingredients. Learn how to quick cure vegetables and turn them into delicious, convenient ingredients which can be added to salads, sandwiches, burgers, and other dishes.
You might also enjoy this Red Cabbage Sprouts Coleslaw with Maple Glazed Pecans. This is a vegan salad recipe with a festive twist, perfect for entertaining.
Easy quinoa salad
These satisfying salads make fantastic stand alone meals and contain ingredients that can usually be made ahead. So preparation time is minimal. Suitable both as lunch recipes and party food ideas.
Easy meal prep tip
Quinoa cooks very quickly (approx. 15 minutes), and you can further reduce salad preparation time by cooking it ahead. Once completely cooled, quinoa can be refrigerated for up to 3 days until you are ready to make your recipe.
This vibrant, zesty Quinoa Beets Salad with Orange is a healthy and delicious light meal idea that’s suitable for gluten free and vegan diets.
Enjoy this simple and nutritious Papaya Broccolini Quinoa Bowl for 2 as a quick and easy vegan lunch, perfect any day.
This simple, gluten free Romanesco Quinoa Herb Salad makes a delicious and healthy light meal idea.
You may also enjoy this Easy Quinoa Black Bean Salad (Vegan). It comes together in under 15 minutes and makes a delicious light meal. Check out also this Zesty Quinoa Salad with Pomelo.
Seasonal vegan salad recipes
Most vegetables and fruit are available year round these days but they taste best when they are in season. Salads make especially delicious seasonal dishes.
This easy vegan Grilled Corn Salsa with Peppers made using grilled corn on the cob is a nutritious and tasty salad, perfect for sharing!
This sweet and nutty Maple Celery Root Salad with Apple and Pecans is a delicious lunch idea to enjoy in early autumn.
Check out also this super easy to make Grilled Pineapple Zucchini Summer Salad.
Spiralizer salad recipes
Spiralizing is a great way to add more healthy ingredients into your diet. It’s easier than you think and makes fantastic looking dishes. Get more spiralizing ideas from my collection of 15+ Easy Veggie Spaghetti Spiralizer Recipes.
This simple vegan Beetroot Zucchini Apple Ribbon Salad with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrettemakes an impressive starter, perfect for entertaining.
This Sauerkraut Salad with Spiralized Carrot and Apple is a sugar free version of the classic Polish sauerkraut salad with a twist. Enjoy as a side dish or on its own.
Vegan noodle salad recipes
These Asian inspired salads make delicious light meals, full of flavour, colour and goodness. They are naturally gluten free and low in fat as well as sugar.
This Asian inspired, gluten free Pomelo Salad with Noodles (Vegan) makes a delicious, satisfying lunch. It”s light, nutritious, full of zest and crunch! The post also includes tips for choosing the right pomelo and how to peel it.
This Asian Noodle Salad with Broccoli and Cashews comes with a moreish, easy to make hoisin dressing. If you prepare the noodles and broccoli ahead this salad takes minutes to put together.
Make ahead party salad recipes
Party salads are a special category of salad. They need to be made ahead and be able to stay fresh for a while. That’s why they often contain ingredients that have been precooked and won’t wilt (so no salad leaves in these recipes!).
This healthy, gluten free Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh with Pomegranate is a deliciously tangy, fruity salad, great with all sorts of dishes, Middle Eastern and beyond. Ideal for entertaining!
This vibrant, easy to make gluten free Pomegranate Beetroot Salad Recipe with Cilantro is full of zest and sweetness. It’s a great dish to include in your party menu.
More easy vegan salad recipes
You might also like this super rich and creamy Easy Vegan Caesar Dressing.
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