Vegetarian Victory: 35 Refreshing Salads to Shake Up Your Routine
AUGUST 04, 2023
Fasten your taste buds' seatbelts, dear readers, because we are about to embark on a gastronomic journey. A journey free of meat, yes, but not of flavour. On the contrary, this bonanza of 35 recipes is an undiluted celebration of vegetarianism in its most vibrant form, using salads as a canvas to depict culinary artistry. A symphony of colours, textures, and tastes awaits you in recipes you'll soon discover.
In these pages, you'll encounter the enticing spectrum of plant-based delicacies that can transform the perception of salads, from something you ‘have to eat’ to something you ‘want to devour’. We intentionally curate each recipe to harness the full potential of the humble vegetable. Sharpen your knives and prepare to find the joy and excitement in the unthinkable variety of greens and grains.
While we do have a tribute to classics with a twist, such as Caesar Salad re-imagined with creamy avocado dressing, we didn't stop there. Expect the unexpected—think exciting fusions like Japanese-inspired edamame salad with a tinge of wasabi, or a refreshing watermelon and quinoa salad encapsulating the essence of summers.
So, come along on this journey of discovery. Each recipe brings its personality to your plate, learning that health and flavor are not at the opposite ends of the dining table. Let's redefine what it means to eat your greens!
Dinner at the Zoo
This Mediterranean couscous salad is pearl couscous with vegetables and feta cheese, all tossed in a homemade dressing. A quick and easy side dish that's fresh, colorful and always gets rave reviews.
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Lemony Kale, Avocado, and Chickpea Salad
This kale salad from Simply Vegetarian Cookbook by Susan Pridmore is one of the recipes in the Five Ingredients chapter -- it's simple, wholesome, and easy to make for all the eaters in your family. Her flexitarian tip is to add roasted chicken to the salad.
Here are two types of healthy and delicious Korean Spinach Salad that take less than 10 minutes to make and can last in the fridge for a whole week! We are making two flavors today, one spicy and one savory; both flavors taste good with everything and are super simple to make. Make Sigeumchi Namul ...
This pasta salad is a perfect meal to end summer and great for meal prepping and back to school. This meal is filled with veggies like cucumbers, corn, bell peppers, green onion, red onion, spinach and barbecue tofu.
This Mexican Streed Corn Pasta salad is packed with delicious summer corn, jalapenos, red onion, and a creamy chili lime dressing. It can be made with fresh, frozen, grilled, or canned corn. Ready in 30 minutes, it is perfect when you need to feed a crowd!
This delicious Peruvian recipe is a twist on your classic chopped salad recipe. Made with lima beans, corn and a host of other fresh veggies and herbs, this is a perfect summer salad recipe. Dressed in a simple vinaigrette this simple salad is a great way to brighten up any summer party!
This Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad is ready in about 10 minutes! Made with just basic 5 ingredients you probably have in the kitchen right now! This is the perfect side dish for Summer parties, picnics, or potlucks!!!
The most refreshing potato salad! It's deliciously creamy, it has lot's of fresh herbs, and that bit of lemon gives it the perfect summery touch. Plus this dressing uses mostly Greek yogurt instead of all mayonnaise, so this is a healthier alternative to the classic potato salad.
This refreshing Basil-Infused Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze is the perfect appetizer or side dish, ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and a hint of balsamic in every bite.
This fresh and easy salad combines all the classic flavors of a Caprese Salad with pasta! Perfect for a simple family meal or when feeding a crowd this make-ahead recipe for the best Caprese Pasta Salad delivers a burst of flavor everyone will love.
Citrusy Japanese Green Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Savor a bowl of fresh and crisp salad greens combined with juicy orange slices, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. All of this goodness is topped with a flavorful and creamy carrot ginger dressing that provides a delectable Japanese twist.
Elevate your side dish game with this delightful Honey-Balsamic Spinach Salad featuring toasted nuts and dried cranberries. The combination of baby spinach, crunchy nuts, and tangy-sweet dressing is perfect for a quick and delicious salad that pairs well with any meal.
Creamy Mexican Avocado Salad, which is filling but still light and perfect for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, healthy, easy to make, and has an oil-free dressing.
Delight your taste buds with this perfect Autumn Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad, featuring sweet apples, earthy walnuts, and a tangy maple vinaigrette. Ideal for lunch, dinner or as a scrumptious side dish during Thanksgiving celebrations.
A twist on the classic, this Tortellini Caprese Salad is the pasta salad of the summer--and every season in between. Toss it together in 10 minutes and enjoy the fresh flavors of basil, tomatoes, cheesy tortellini and a delicious balsamic glaze. A perfect side but also hearty enough for a meal!
This delicious Apple Crunch Salad is an easy way to get your daily dose of fresh fruit! Made with crisp apples, crunchy walnuts, and a creamy honey-yogurt dressing, this salad is bursting with flavor and texture. Perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish for dinner, this Apple Crunch Salad is sure...