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50 Meal-Worthy Vegetarian Salads

50 Meal-Worthy Vegetarian Salads

50 Meal-Worthy Vegetarian Salads
If you’ve been a vegetarian for a while, I know this has probably happened to you: you’re at a restaurant or maybe someone’s house and they don’t have anything for you to eat, so you end up with a side salad as a meal. And obviously, it’s the thought that counts–I mean, they tried right? But a plate full of lettuce and a stray tomato or two isn’t exactly filling. Well, these aren’t those kinds of salads. These are meal-worthy vegetarian salads! 50 of them! Salads full of vegetables, beans, grains, tofu, and other delicious, satisfying things.

Butternut Squash, Lentil & Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
Grilled Veggie Salad with Basil Parmesan Polenta
Kale and Delicata Squash Salad with Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette
Sesame-Crusted Tofu Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing [Savory Simple]
Indian Chickpea Yogurt Salad [Healthy Slow Cooking]
Summer Samosa Salad [Earthy Feast]
Vegetable Nicoise Salad [Saving Room for Dessert]
Farro + Kale Salad [A Slo Life]
Feta and Kalamata Olive Tortellini Pasta Salad [The Little Kitchen]
Tofu Greek Salad with Char-Grilled Vegetables and Lemon-Dill Dressing [Greek Vegetarian]

Warm Cauliflower & Israeli Couscous Salad RecipeWarm Cauliflower & Israeli Couscous Salad
Freekeh, Zucchini & Pistachio Salad
Mango Black Bean Salad
Brown Rice Greek Salad [The Lemon Bowl]
Strawberry Feta Salad [Kitchen Treaty]
Roasted Garbanzo and Vegetable Salad with Garlic, Feta, Olives & Basil [Kalyn’s Kitchen]
Herbed Tofu Salad with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes [Calm Mind Busy Body]
Southwestern Black Bean Salad [Cookie Monster Cooking]
Grilled Cheese Chop Salad with Apple Vinaigrette [A Spicy Perspective]
Asian Quinoa Salad [Two Peas & Their Pod]
Layered Raw Taco Salad for Two [Oh She Glows]

Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad RecipeThai Tofu and Noodle Salad
Chopped Power Salad with Baked Tofu and Almond-Miso Dressing
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Orange-Sage Dressing
Lentil Salad with Brown Rice & Veggies [Persnickety Plates]
Cashew Cabbage Crunch Salad [Spabettie]
Chickpea Cobb Salad Cups [Vegetarian Ventures]
BBQ Tofu Salad [Relish Life LA]
Greek Salad in Whole Grain Spelt Mini Pitas [Food Doodles]
Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with Warm Lemon-Chili Vinaigrette [Culinary Colleen]
Vegan Southwest Chopped Salad [Girl Makes Food]
Roasted Summer Panzanella [Vanilla and Spice]

Herbed French Lentil SaladHerbed French Lentil Salad
Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing
Grilled Peach Salad with JalapeΓ±o Vinaigrette [Healthy Delicious]
Sweet + Spicy Thai Farro Salad [The Fig Tree]
Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing [The Spicy RD]
Garden Farro Salad with Feta [Aggie’s Kitchen]
Green Bean & Avocado Summer Salad [Cooking & Beer]
Three-Grain Salad with Sweet Red Onion Dressing [A Farmgirl’s Dabbles]
Soba Noodle & Vegetable Salad [In Pursuit of More]
Inside-Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad [The Daily Dish]

Summer Orzo Salad RecipeSummer Orzo Salad
Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad
Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad [Bakeaholic Mama]
Pesto-Bean Topped Salad [Diet, Dessert and Dogs]
Spinach, Avocado & Artichoke Salad [Mountain Mama Cooks]
Pad Thai Salad [Leaf + Grain]
Curry Lentil and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad [Noshing with the Nolands]
Tomato, Peach and Burrata Salad [What’s Gaby Cooking]
Grilled Vegetable Salad [Healther Likes Food]
Falafel Salad [The Flourishing Foodie]
Kale and Roasted Chickpea Salad [Sweet Remedy]

Vegetarian Salad Cookbooks!

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If you’re looking for more vegetarian and vegan salad recipes, here are some additional resources:

175 Vegetarian Salads

Mollie Katzen’s Recipes: Salads

132+ Delicious Salads, Dressings And Dips: (Gabrielle’s FUSS-FREE Healthy Veg Recipes)

Vegetarian Salads: A New Twist on Classic Greens

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60 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    August 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I love salads and am always looking for fresh inspiration – such a great round-up!

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    Viswa
    August 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I have a request, Could you put it in an ebook or pdf, that way I can have it printed!

    These are awesome recipes and I cannot wait for your book to come out.

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    Viswa
    August 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Oops, I just realized that they are not all yours!! πŸ™‚ Nevertheless, good collection

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      Kiersten
      August 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Sorry, you’ll have to print them off one-by-one! πŸ™‚

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    Madeleine
    August 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    These all look delicious! I have salad as dinner several times a week, and it’s always nice to find different kinds to vary it up a little!

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      Kiersten
      August 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      August is DEFINITELY a good time for salads for dinner. πŸ™‚

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    Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie
    August 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I have salads as a meal ALL the time! I make a big salad on a Sunday night and take it to work for lunch for a few days – as long as it’s got beans or lots of veggies then it keeps me nice and full. Thanks for all the inspiration for new salads to try!

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    Nicole
    August 8, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Awesome list! Thanks for sharing. I really want to try the grilled cheese chop salad!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
    August 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I’ve been wanting to do a round-up like this for awhile! It is so counter-intuitive that salads on the menusat restaurants are rarely vegetarian, and if one happens to be, it’s designated as a side. Or if you have them leave the meat off, you still pay for the meat, but all you get is a dissatisfying pile of lettuce. IT’S SO NOT COOL!

    πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for including my recipe!

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      Kiersten
      August 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Yes! Like at Panera. Why Panera? Why so many meaty salads?!

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    Alissa N
    August 8, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I love hearty salads in the summer!! These all look fantastical, and thank you so much for including one of mine, it totally made my day!! You are the best πŸ™‚

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      Kiersten
      August 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for the recipe! πŸ˜€

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    August 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    So many delicious vegetarian salad recipes!! Thanks for sharing, Kiersten πŸ™‚

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    Molly
    August 9, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am so happy to see the 50-meal-worthy-vegetarian-salads, I am a lover of salads, I could eat them year-round. Thanks Love it!!

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    Brittany @WeHeartVegan
    August 10, 2013 at 1:33 am

    YAY I just bookmarked this page. Salads are so so great for summertime!! Thankkk you (:

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    Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    August 10, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Wow, another fabulous list! There are enough salads here to last me a lifetime! Summer Samosa, Strawberry Feta, Falafel Salad – they all sound amazing! And thanks for including one of my recipes πŸ™‚

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    Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir
    August 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    It’s funny. Salads as meals get such a stigma because of that dinner scenario you described above. But with enough of the right ingredients, they really can make a hearty and awesome dinner or lunch. Great roundup!

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    Connie
    August 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    oh wow. saving this one for later reference. Thanks for the post!

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    [email protected]
    August 12, 2013 at 1:44 am

    This is a great list! Thanks for putting this together.

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    Julia
    August 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

    What a great reference! I am a salad lover so this will come in handy!

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    Katie (The Muffin Myth)
    August 15, 2013 at 1:37 am

    What a great list! I love making big salads for dinner a couple of nights a week, and I’m always looking for inspiration. So many things to try here! Thanks Kiersten!

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    August 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I love eating salads but get in a salad rut – these are great inspiration!

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    Mackenzie
    April 15, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I LOVE salads… and these all look amazing!

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