26 Hearty Plant-Based Salads

There are so many different ways to make a great salad, but our favorites are the ones packed with deliciousness that leave you feeling full.

Shake up your salad game with these 26 hearty plant-based salad recipes! Let us know which ones hit the spot in the comments below! 

GFVGVDFNSVegan Caesar Salad with BBQ Sweet Potato CroutonsA quick and easy green salad with shredded carrots, roasted BBQ sweet potato croutons, fresh parsley, and a zingy 5-minute Caesar dressing. Just 30 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSChickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo DressingA showstopping kale salad with tandoori masala-roasted chickpeas, massaged kale, candied pecans, and a 5-minute smoky adobo dressing. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this plant-based, gluten-free main or side.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCurried Quinoa SaladA savory quinoa and vegetable salad with green curry tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients, fresh, nourishing, and SO satisfying!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto (V/GF)A simple, flavorful, plant-based salad with roasted broccoli, gluten-free pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan pesto! 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, BIG flavor!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSweet & Spicy Roasted Squash & Pecan SaladA sweet and savory squash + sweet potato salad with coconut sugar pecans and pomegranate molasses dressing! A simple but impressive 9-ingredient side dish that’s perfect for the holiday season.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSGrilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White BeansGrilled romaine salad with a smoky, charred flavor, topped with lemon-herb white beans and a quick Caesar dressing! Ready in 30 minutes and BIG flavor!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSGrilled Corn Salad with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (30 Minutes!)Easy, 30-minute grilled corn salad perfect for summer gatherings. Pair with just about any main and top with our Easy Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVibrant Mango Salad with Peanut DressingA quick and easy Thai-inspired salad with fresh vegetables and mango! Drizzle on a simple peanut dressing for a delicious side, or add a protein of choice to make it an entrée.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSLoaded Kale SaladHealthy and delicious loaded kale salad with quinoa, roasted and fresh vegetables, avocado, and a creamy tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients required.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCurried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil SaladSuper delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSSweet Potato & Avocado Green SaladA simple yet flavorful and satisfying salad with organic greens, roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and a lemon-maple tahini dressing. 30 minutes, naturally sweetened, so delicious!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea SaladA satisfying, plant-rich entrée or side with roasted broccoli, sweet potato, and chickpeas. Topped with a creamy 4-ingredient garlic dill sauce.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRosemary Roasted Root Vegetable PanzanellaAn autumnal panzanella featuring rosemary roasted root vegetables, garlicky chickpeas, and jumbo croutons. Topped with a mustard tahini dressing for the ultimate plant-based meal or side.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSPenne Pasta Salad (30 Minutes!)Wholesome and delicious classic pasta salad made with creamy pesto dressing and roasted tomatoes. Made with just 9 ingredients in 30 minutes! The perfect quick + easy side dish.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCheesy Roasted Broccoli & Chickpea Kale SaladA hearty kale salad topped with crispy roasted broccoli tossed in cheesy nutritional yeast, smoky baked chickpeas, and SMOKY 5-minute chipotle dressing. Just 30 minutes required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCurry Roasted Fennel Salad with Rosemary Tahini DressingInsanely delicious 30-minute salad with crispy, tender curry-roasted fennel. Topped with red bell pepper and a creamy tahini rosemary dressing. Add crispy chickpeas for an optional boost of protein, fiber, and crunch!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSAbundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini DressingAn abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Squash Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot and Balsamic ReductionAn incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSRoasted Vegetable Salad with Magic Green Sauce30-minute, colorful roasted vegetable salad over greens with macadamia nut cheese and chimichurri-inspired dressing! A satisfying plant-based meal or side!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSBlissed-Out Thai Salad with Peanut Tempeh30-minute Thai- and Indonesian-inspired salad with rainbow veggies, noodles, and marinated peanut tempeh! Dress with peanut sauce for a flavorful, nourishing, plant-based meal!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSVegan Nicoise Salad (30 minutes!)A plant-based version of classic Nicoise Salad with smashed chickpea salad in place of tuna. Fresh, satisfying, and ready in 30 minutes.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCreamy Kale Salad with Chickpeas, Beets & DukkahInsanely delicious kale salad with crispy chickpeas, pan-fried shallot, and a creamy tahini dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this vegan, gluten-free meal!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSKale, Lentil & Roasted Beet SaladA simple kale salad with lentils, roasted leeks and beets, and toasted pecans in a tahini-lemon dressing! Seriously satisfying and so healthy.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSPesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Green SaladQuick and easy salad with mixed greens, almond ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chickpeas, and pesto dressing! A 30-minute plant-based meal!Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSBlack Bean Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime DressingAn easy, 30-minute Mexican-inspired salad with quinoa, corn, black beans, avocado, and a creamy orange, lime, and chili dressing! Healthy, delicious, and so satisfying.Make The RecipeGFVGVDFNSCrispy Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Kale SaladA comforting winter salad with balsamic and tahini-massaged kale, crispy quinoa, Italian-spiced roasted veggies, and toasted almonds for crunch. Bursting with flavor, just 30 minutes required.Make The Recipe

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