Grilled Salad
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Lighten up grilling season with these incredible summer salads. We’re not just talking a bit of iceberg with a few measly tomatoes; these salads will fill you up without weighing you down. Seriously, these salads are of mixing-bowl proportions, and they’re also packed with amazing nutrient-dense grains, legumes, and produce. Because salad is way more than limp lettuce. Head to the farmer’s market and stock up. With these recipes, you’ll be craving a salad every day.

7 Vegan Summer Salad Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love


1. Vegan BLT Salad

Turn that classic diner-style sandwich into a salad. Chock-full of dark leafy greens, sundried tomatoes, croutons and coconut bacon, no one will miss the meat (or the bread). Make a double batch of that coconut bacon – you’ll want to sprinkle it on everything.

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2. Raw Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach

A raw vegan diet boasts a wide range of health benefits, including improved skin and anti-inflammatory properties. Look and eat your best by diving into a big bowl of raw fruits and veggies. Hello, gorgeous summer glow!

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3. Refreshing Avocado Tomato Salad

This salad is a delightful combination of crunch, creaminess, and tang. The pepitas give it a crunch, the avocados add the creaminess, and the light lemon dressing rounds out the meal with a pleasing tang. Simple yet filling, you’ll be ready to take on the longest day of the summer after eating this dish.

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4. Apple, Fig & Walnut Rocket Salad

For those who enjoy a sweeter salad, bookmark this recipe. The figs really throw it over the top. It’s so good, you may not need dressing.

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5. Rainbow Kelp Noodle Salad with Lemon Almond Ginger Dressing

Kelp noodles are the new “zoodles.” Pro tip: soak your noodles in warm water with a dash of baking soda or a squeeze of lemon juice for 15 minutes before using – this tenderizes them so they’re soft, not crunchy. Add in a colorful array of produce and toss with some irresistible creamy almond ginger dressing, and you’ll have a delicious and nourishing meal, perfect after a long day of surfing or other summer activities.

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6. Herbed Quinoa and Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Not all salads will fill you up, but this one definitely will. It’s packed with protein thanks to the chickpeas, quinoa, and spinach, satisfying your hunger for hours. Plus, the lemon-tahini dressing is an absolute flavor bomb.

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7. Grilled Zucchini Salad with Corn, Chickpeas, Sprouts and a Creamy Sunflower Dressing

Yes, you can still fire up the grill and eat salad. Charring zucchini really brings out its natural flavors and provides the same smoky taste we all crave at a barbecue. When tossed with grilled corn, raw purple cabbage, sprouts, chickpeas, and a savory dressing, the humble zucchini is truly elevated. There is so much going on in this epic salad; no one will miss the one-note dishes of traditional barbecue foods.

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