Salad Recipes

Spicy Chickpea Salad

You can turn canned chickpeas into a delicious meal with this easy to make salad!  I combine them with a bit of jalapenos, cumin, lime juice and cilantro to give it plenty of flavor, and some bell peppers for color and it is so good and so easy to make.  This is perfect for summer!  Serve it over romaine lettuce for more of a main dish meal, or as is for a side.

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Vegan Mexican Corn Salad

If you are looking for a flavorful, easy to make salad to serve at your next summer picnic, give this one a try! If features sweet corn and all of the flavors of Mexican street corn but in salad form.  It also happens to be dairy free, vegan and gluten free but you would never know by tasting it, since it is so delicious!

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Sesame Noodle Salad

I love pasta salads in the summer! This one combines veggies, tofu for protein and a silky sesame based sauce for a delicious cool meal!  It is healthy, easy to make and can even be made ahead of time.  I like to make a batch and eat them for lunch for a few days.

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Vegan Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer picnic staple!  This version contains no eggs or dairy but is still every bit as delicious as the classic potato salad everyone grew up eating.  It is easy to make and perfect for bringing to a picnic!

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Kale Coleslaw

We are getting back into coleslaw season, so I thought I would share my twist on the classic, a coleslaw with kale! I like to try to get a variety of greens into my meals and this is the perfect way to do so!  It is perfect to make a day ahead for a BBQ or picnic, or even to make as something to bring in your lunches for the week. This has a creamy dressing made from cashew butter so there is no dairy or eggs in it.  It is completely plant based and tastes just llike classic coleslaw!

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Spring Strawberry and Asparagus Quinoa

This salad is light and refreshing but also substantial enough to be a main dish or lunch entree.  It features some of my favorite spring produce, asparagus, strawberries and peas an it is so delicious!  Also it is packed with fiber, protein and nutrients so you can feel good about serving this to your family!

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Mango Beet Salad

I love beets in any season, but I especially love them in the spring!  This salad combines them with sweet mangoes, arugula and some vegan feta for a flavorful and delicious side dish or light main dish.  This would be the perfect addition to your Easter meal for something colorful and healthy!

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Winter Chopped Kale Salad

Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads!  We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad!  It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious!  I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!

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Warm Roasted Squash and Pomegranate Salad

I love roasted squash in the cooler months!  It is packed with nutrients and has a naturally sweet flavor.  This salad combines it with colorful pomegranate seeds, and a tangy spicy dressing.  It is healthy, delicious and perfect for serving with your holiday meal!

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Late Summer Wild Rice and Corn Salad

In late summer when the weather starts to cool off a little but it isn’t quite soup weather yet, it is the perfect time for a hearty grain salad. Like this wild rice and corn salad!  This salad is filled with colorful veggies, crunchy hazelnuts and is coated in a tangy vinaigrette.  It is delicious, healthy and easy to make!

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