I love a good salad, especially during the spring and summer months, but there’s nothing worse than a meal that leaves you feeling unsatisfied. That’s why I pulled together more than 40 of my favorite filling vegan salads with real staying power.
Each of these salads is an entree all on it’s own – you’re taste buds and belly will both be happy campers after one of these.
The key is to create an entree salad with balance.
Along with plenty of non-starchy vegetables, these salads contain foods rich in fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats to nourish, satisfy, and satiate.
Some of my favorite hearty salad additions include beans and legumes, avocado, quinoa, sweet potato, and tofu/tempeh. You’ll find plenty of inspiration for using each of them here.
Be prepared to fall in love with salads again!
Lunchbox Chickpea Salad by Dixya at Food, Pleasure & Health
Quick + Easy Chickpea Salad by Taylor at Whole Green Wellness
Basil Balsamic Chickpea and Kale Salad by Alexis at Hummusapien
Curried Chickpea and Avocado Salad with Pomegranate by Sandra at Sandra Vungi Vegan
BBQ Chickpea Salad by Sam at It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
BBQ Chickpea Chopped Salad with Avocado Ranch by Kaitlin at The Garden Grazer
Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad by Amy at Fragrant Vanilla
Spicy Cucumber Salad with Pan-Fried Tofu by Gin at Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Stir-Fry Inspired Salad by Dianne at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Peanut Thai Salad with Grilled Tofu by Sam at It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Grilled Tofu and Edamame Salad by Amanda at Sweets and Greens
Lentil Fattoush Salad by Kristie at The Mostly Vegan
Falafel Salad by Cassie at Handful of Raspberries
Deconstructed Falafel Salad by Sarah at Fried Dandelions
Greek Power Salad by Kristie at The Mostly Vegan
Italian Orzo Salad by Sophia at Veggies Don’t Bite
Deconstructed Hummus Salad by Sue at The View From Great Island
Springtime Polenta Panzanella by Dillon at Oh, Holy Basil
Southwestern Bacon Avocado Salad by Angel at Cheftographer
Sweet Corn, Jalapeño and Black Beans Salad by Denisa at Blueberry & Basil
Spicy Black Bean Taco Salads by Cadry at Cadry’s Kitchen
Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing by Melissa at Vegan Huggs
Quinoa Black Bean Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing by Gin at Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Rainbow Quinoa Salad by The Grateful Grazer
Wheat Berry Salad with Butternut Squash & Warm Cider Vinaigrette by Caroline Kaufman, MS RDN
Persimmon Arugula Brown Rice Salad by Sharon Palmer, RDN
Roasted Veggie Farro Salad by Alissa at Connoisseurus Veg
Three Bean Quinoa Salad by Serena at Domesticate Me
Quinoa Black Bean Salad by Lucie at Win Win Food
Three P Salad: Peas, Pistachios, and Protein by Linda and Alex at Veganosity
Lentil Salad with Spinach and Pomegranate by Sina at Vegan Heaven
Red Lentil Confetti Salad by Letty at Letty’s Kitchen
Mushroom, Lemon and Lentil Salad by Jennifer at Delicious Everyday
Tempeh Green Goddess Salad with Avocado Mint Dressing by Haley at Brewing Happiness
Springtime Asparagus Salad with Lemon Hemp Dressing by The Grateful Grazer
Super Duper Raw Power Salad by E.A. at Spicy RD Nutrition
Vegan Comfort Food Salads
Dueling Avocado + Sweet Potato Kale Salad by Kathy at Happy, Healthy Life
Seitan Steak Salad by Sarah at Fried Dandelions
Health-ified Mushroom Po Boy Salad by Haley at Brewing Happiness
Modern Macaroni Salad by Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine
Potato Cauliflower Chickpea Salad with Vegan Sour Cream & Onion Dressing by Richa at Vegan Richa
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