50 Meal-Worthy Vegetarian Salads

By Kiersten | Last Updated: April 21, 2014

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 Jalapeño 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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Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.

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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.

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!

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!


Thanks for including my recipe!

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 🙂

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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