This is a list of easy and delicious healthy vegetarian salad recipes that you will actually want to make and eat every day. This collection is perfect for summer or any time of the year and includes some tasty and fresh quinoa salads, chickpea salads, bean salad recipes, avocado salads and a healthy egg salad!
Healthy Vegetable Salad Recipes
These vegetable salads are great to make for a healthy side dish with lunch or dinner!
Everyone loves a little tomato cucumber salad with dinner! I love serving this simple salad with grilled meat, quesadillas, or even quick leftover dishes like this chicken and beans recipe. You can find the recipe here.
If you’re up for something a bit different, get your peeler ready and ribbon a cucumber to make this delicious cucumber salad! The other ingredients include avocado, tamari sauce, sesame seeds, garlic and sesame oil. The recipe is here.
If you have a ton of tomatoes to use up, you need to try this delicious tomato salad with mint and sesame seeds. It’s simple and so refreshing. Recipe here.
Tabbouleh is a tasty traditional salad from Lebanon and Syria that is usually made with bulgur, parsley and mint. This gluten free variation is made with quinoa and is great with some grilled fish or chicken and hummus!
Enjoy this one with your favorite bread and some hummus! With avocado, basil and arugula this salad is really good and surprisingly filling! Recipe here.
Protein-Packed Vegetarian Salads
Get your protein in with these healthy high-protein vegetarian and vegan salads!
Made with ripe tomatoes, chickpeas and basil this delicious summer salad is healthy, fresh and ready in about 10 minutes. It also comes with 13 grams of protein per serving. The recipe is here.
If you’re looking for something to spread over bread, this one’s for you. It’s not actually mashed, as the recipe uses a food processor to make this in 5 minutes, but it will definitely work without food processor as well. Recipe here.
Get your veggies and your protein in with this delicious avocado chickpea salad that is great even in the winter months. The ingredients include canned chickpeas, feta cheese, avocado, cabbage and beets. Recipe here.
This is a healthier version of an egg salad with a twist! No mayo, but avocado and some dill, red onion, red bell pepper, basil and more. This recipe is low carb and great for dipping too! Recipe here.
This healthy black bean salad is packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants thanks to the canned black beans, fresh herbs and vegetables. It’s also ready in about 10 minutes. Recipe here.
Filling Vegetarian Salads For Lunch Or Dinner
If you’re looking for some healthier lunch or dinner ideas – go for one of these filling salads!
This salad is so tasty! The recipe makes just one for lunch, so adjust if there’s more than one person to feed. The ingredients are simple and include chickpeas, arugula, garlic, tomatoes and bell pepper. The recipe is here.
Get some canned beans and corn and make this salad in 8 minutes! It’s easy, high in fiber and healthy! The ingredients used here include white beans, corn, onion, cabbage, lettuce and more! Recipe here.
This healthy summer salad will help you use up some of your zucchini as well as corn on the cob! It’s fresh, it’s delicious and it’s really satisfying! Recipe here.
Roast some of your favorite vegetables for this quinoa salad! The recipe calls for cauliflower and bell pepper, but you can go for whatever vegetables are in season for roasting. Add some feta cheese, garlic, fresh greens and tomatoes and lunch is ready! Recipe here.
This avocado chickpea salad is fresh, filling and the perfect summer salad recipe! You can also make it in just about 10 minutes by adding things like chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado, radishes and arugula to a bowl and mixing them together. Recipe here.
If you, by any chance have some cooked millet at home that you want to use up – this is your chance. Millet is an ancient grain that is gluten free and nutritious and goes perfectly in this fresh plant-based salad. Some of the other ingredients the recipe calls for include lettuce, arugula, soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Recipe here.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to eating a salad a day, these are just some examples for vegan and vegetarian salads! You don’t need to add meat or fish to make these recipes filling, simply experiment with the ingredients you love and have available to you!
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Tomato, Garlic, Chickpea Salad:
- ½ cup canned chickpeas
- 5 olives, chopped
- 1 green pepper, small to medium
- 3 tomatoes, medium
- 1 cup arugula
- 3-4 mint leaves (optional)
- 1 garlic clove
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Rinse and drain chickpeas.
- Chop olives, the green pepper, tomatoes, arugula, mint leaves.
- Mince garlic. Option one: add garlic directly to the salad. Option 2: Let garlic infuse olive oil for 30 min and then remove from the olive oil. Add just the flavored olive oil to the salad.
- Put the chopped vegetables and chickpeas in a large bowl, add some lemon juice the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!.
Original recipe from Beauty Bites.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 385Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 679mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 15gSugar 17gProtein 13g