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7 Vegan Summer Salad Recipes (Healthy And Delicious)

It’s always easier to eat healthy food for weight loss in the summer. Fresh local produce arrives in the supermarkets and when it’s hot, healthy vegan summer salad recipes are a simple option.

Who wants to slave over a stove in the heat?

The only problem is it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, turning out the same salad every time. It’s boring for your taste buds and your body’s missing out on the benefits of variety.

Instead, make the most of all the different nutritious food available by trying out these delicious vegan salad recipes. You’ll eat better and your body will thank you…

vegan summer salad

The Best Vegan Salad Recipes

Summer is the time to make the most of refreshing salads packed full of in-season local produce. Pick those cherry tomatoes from the garden, slice up a red onion, and meal prep your favorite salads. These are some of mine…

Nectarine Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

Full of summer possibility. It’s a simple twist on an avocado salad and full of healthy fats. Colorful nectarine, leafy greens, and avocado are all united by a dill vinaigrette – a balsamic dressing flavored with lemon juice. It’s a great way to impress for a summer lunch.

nectarine salad

Recipe by Lauren Caris Cooks

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

If you’re a vegan I’m sure you know all about the health benefits of eating quinoa. It’s gluten-free, and high in fiber, protein, and nutrients. Quinoa salad always makes a hearty main dish but this recipe goes one step further with added beans for an extra protein boost. The recipe uses white beans but I find black beans work just as well. It’s a good take-out meal for summer picnics – just pack and go!

quinoa salad

Recipe by Lauren Caris Cooks

Vegan Cobb Salad

Green salads don’t get more hearty than this! It’s a good salad to make when you have hungry mouths to feed. Full of fresh produce, it’s a twist on the classic dish invented by the restauranteur Bob Cobb in 1937. Vegan bacon, chickpeas, and radishes replace the meat-heavy ingredients of the original dish. Cobb lettuce, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and sweetcorn provide lots of fresh flavors. Sprinkle some pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds on top for extra crunch!

vegan cobb salad

Recipe by The Simple Veganista

Southern Vegan Potato Salad

Another delightful recipe with classic, perfectly seasoned creamy mayo. Simple dressings are often the best! You can make your mayo from scratch or buy vegan mayo in your local grocery store. As an alternative try making sweet potato salad – just make sure you don’t overcook the potatoes.

vegan potato salad

Recipe by The Simple Veganista

Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing

Smoky, spicy, sweet and savory, and full of crunchy veggies. It’s topped with a chipotle vegan dressing. Spicy roasted chickpeas are combined with candied walnuts, grape tomatoes, and kale tenderized in lime juice and olive oil.

chickpea salad

Recipe by Minimalist Baker

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Am I the only person who thinks this dish looks like popcorn? Fresh corn gives this dish a nice crunch. With garlic, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro there’s a zingy, fresh, oniony flavor. It’s a vegetarian summer salad dish but you can easily swap the cotija cheese for your favorite vegan cheese alternative. I like to add chopped red bell pepper to my dish for extra crunch!

mexican street corn salad

Recipe by Love & Lemons

Watermelon Tomato Salad

Who knew that watermelon and tomatoes worked so well together? I certainly didn’t! This vegan recipe provides a perfect refreshing salad for hot summer nights. The sweet fruit works so well with a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. Whole basil leaves bring out the flavor of the fresh tomatoes.

vegan summer salad - watermelon tomato salad

Recipe by Veggies Save The Day

If you’ve enjoyed this post you may like these recipes for bean salads and vegan pasta salads. The Quick Italian White Bean Salad is my favorite side dish. Or try these other healthy recipe ideas and weight loss tips: