20 Refreshing Vegan Salads for Spring

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As the sun starts to shine and the flowers bloom, we are all ready for some refreshing, energizing recipes. You will love these 20 healthy vegan salads that filled with delicious, wholesome ingredients and are packed with flavor.

Why these salads are the best:

  • Variety of flavors: From Mediterranean, Ukrainian, Caribbean, Lebanese, and more. These salads are packed with multicultural flavors that will take your taste buds around the world!
  • Variety of grains/pasta: Let’s ditch the boring iceberg lettuce! These salads are a huge upgrade with a variety of pastas and grains ranging from couscous, soba noodles, orzo, bulgar and more.
  • High protein: If you’ve had salad and been hungry a few hours later, you’re not alone! These salads are different. Many are filled with plant-based protein to keep you fueled throughout the day. They include chickpeas, beans, lentils, grains, and more!

Pesto Orzo Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

This flavorful pesto orzo salad is an easy lunch or side dish with sweet sundried tomatoes, creamy vegan feta, crunchy cucumbers, and fresh arugula. It is a simple dish you can make in less than 15 minutes.

Lemony Chickpea Salad

Looking for a quick, refreshing lunch? This chickpea salad with fresh lemon is packed with fresh flavors including juicy cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, and fresh mint and parsley. This is an easy lunch ready in less than 20 minutes!

chickpea salad in a bowl with a spoon and a lemon in the background.

Bright Spring Mix Salad

You will love this bright & refreshing spring mix salad with a tangy Citrus-herb vinaigrette. It combines fresh spring greens with colorful veggies, and creamy avocado. This is great as a side dish or healthy lunch that is easily customizable with other toppings you enjoy!

Strawberry Balsamic Tofu Pasta Salad

As the warm weather settles in, there’s nothing better than this Strawberry Balsamic Tofu Pasta Salad with vibrant, juicy strawberries, marinated balsamic tofu, fresh spinach & basil, and creamy feta cheese. Enjoy this as a side dish for a picnic, BBQ, or weeknight main dinner!

Refreshing Quinoa Chickpea Salad

There’s nothing like this refreshing quinoa chickpea salad on a gorgeous sunny spring or summer day. Quinoa pairs perfectly with the fresh vibrant herbs, crisp veggies, and a mouthwatering lemon dressing that adds a pop of flavor in each bite. This salad can actually be enjoyed year round as a simple healthy lunch, side dish, or light dinner that everyone will love.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

If you want to have the most unique pasta salad at your spring or summer gathering, you need to make this insanely delicious dill pickle pasta salad. The dressing is creamy, tangy, and so flavorful with that pickle-punch and crunch we all love. Not to mention it’s a wildly colorful dish everyone will be raving about!

Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad

Sweet, tangy, colorful, and fresh Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with poppy seeds is ready in under 20 minutes and a great side dish or mains for everyday eats or holiday gatherings.

Vegan Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean vegan couscous salad is super refreshing, easily customizable and takes only 10 minutes to prepare.

Vegan Thai Noodle Salad

This Thai Noodle Salad is ready in less than 15 minutes, low in calories, and full of flavor!

Cold Italian Pasta Salad (Gluten-free, Vegan)

A Classic Italian Pasta Salad that’s gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! The cold pasta salad you love, with tri-colored pasta, fresh veggies, and a healthy homemade Italian dressing!

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Our Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad with preserved lemons and za’atar is the perfect meal for a spring or summer day to enjoy with the whole family.

Healthy Rainbow Salad

This shredded rainbow salad is bright and colorful, tasty and nutritious! Serve it as a side salad or a main course.

Healthy Parsley Potato Salad

This healthy parsley potato salad is simple and flavourful, featuring roasted potatoes tossed in a fresh herb dressing.

Carrot Chickpea Raisin Salad

This 5-ingredient carrot salad with chickpeas, raisins, cilantro and almonds, tossed in a citrus ginger vinaigrette is perfect for any time of the year and for any meal.
It’s light, refreshing and full of nutrition! Make a big batch and enjoy all week.

Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad

This Copycat Costco Quinoa Salad is a healthy side or main dish that’s perfect to serve at any family dinner! It’s an abundant salad packed with plant-based protein, vegetables, and so much flavor!

Easy Cucumber Salad (10 Minutes)

Packed with Mediterranean flavor, this easy ten-minute Greek Cucumber Salad is the perfect dish to freshen up your day! Made with simple ingredients, fresh produce, kalamata olives, and traditional or vegan feta cheese; this easy salad will be a family favorite.

Vegan Soba Noodle Salad

This Vegan Soba Noodle Salad is a refreshing and healthy meal that uses crunchy spring veggies and plant-based protein combined with a delicious homemade dressing.

Ukrainian Beet Salad

Learn how to make this vibrant and nutritious Ukrainian beet salad. The combination of cooked beets, carrots, potatoes, peas, pickles, and green onions dressed in olive oil will create this colorful and delicious Vinegret salad.

Vegan Bean Salad (Caribbean Style)

This delicious Caribbean style salad has a trio of cooked legumes (chickpeas (channa), red kidney beans (peas), and pigeon peas (gungo peas) combined with cucumbers, avocado (pear) scallion and a tangy dressing.

Taboule (Lebanese Tabouli Salad)

This Taboule Recipe (Lebanese Tabouli Salad) is a refreshing and healthy Middle Eastern salad made with fresh parsley, tomatoes, and bulgur. It is full of flavor, color, and nutrition and is extremely easy to make with just a handful of ingredients.

Vegan Lentil Chickpea Salad

This lentil chickpea salad is a hearty, refreshing salad that is ready in less than 30 minutes. It has budget-friendly, plant-based ingredients and is perfect to carry with you on the go!

Balsamic Tomato Basil Salad

Made with garden-fresh tomatoes, spicy red onions, delicious sweet basil, and an easy three ingredient balsamic dressing, this Tomato Basil Salad takes just 10 minutes to prepare start to finish. Enjoy this gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb Tomato Basil Salad as a light lunch or delicious side to all your favorite main courses.

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