Summer is the perfect time to include more refreshing and light summer salads into your diet! These vegan summer salads will make the perfect quick lunch or hearty dinner side dish.
I love salads all year round, but especially in the warm summer months.
If you think salads are boring, it's probably because you're not making them correctly!
By swapping out the greens you use as your base and adding lots of flavorful and hearty toppings and textures, you'll soon grow to love salads.
My Favorite Vegan Summer Salad Recipes
Salads can be so much more than some lettuce, a few toppings and a dressing!
Summertime is a great time for black bean and corn salads, potato salads, quinoa salads, pasta salads, couscous salads, and rice salads!
You'll find recipes for all of these different kinds of salads below!
If you do want to make your own homemade salad dressing (which I highly recommend), you have to try out my favorite homemade dressing recipes listed out below:
Vegan Summer Recipe Inspiration
For more vegan summer recipes inspiration, check out my 92 Easy and Healthy Vegan Summer Recipes roundup.
Vegan Salad Inspiration
You can use the filters on my recipes page to filter for salads (or whatever you want!) This link will take you directly there - all vegan salad recipes on The Conscientious Eater.
Vegan Summer Salad Recipes
Simple Black Bean and Corn Salad
Made without oil and seasoned with zesty lime juice and fresh cilantro, this light and refreshing Simple Black Bean and Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for summer!
Classic Vegan Potato Salad
Creamy, zesty and made with whole food ingredients, this Classic Vegan Potato Salad is the perfect side dish for all your spring and summer gatherings!
Cilantro Lemon Quinoa Salad
Zesty, hearty and incredibly easy to make, this Cilantro Lemon Quinoa Salad is the perfect make-ahead salad for spring and summer!
4 Ingredient Italian White Bean Pasta Salad
Made using store bought bruschetta and canned beans, this 4 Ingredient White Bean Pasta Salad is the easiest summer hosting dish!
Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Cruciferous Salad
Speckled with spicy pecans and coated in creamy peanut dressing, this Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Cruciferous Salad is one of the best salads you'll ever eat!
Simple Lemon Couscous Salad
Made with fresh vegetables and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this Simple Lemon Couscous Salad is the perfect side dish or entree for summer!
Brown Rice Salad with Italian Tahini Dressing
This easily adaptable and colorful Brown Rice Salad with Italian Tahini Dressing is a hearty side dish or entree perfect for any meal.
Sauerkraut, Squash, and Beet Salad with Tahini Dressing
This Sauerkraut, Squash, and Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing will make any salad hater a believer!
Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad Topping
Made with just three ingredients, this easy Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad Topping adds so amazing texture to any simple salad to make it a crowd pleaser!
Vegan Caesar Dressing
Creamy, rich and zesty, this Vegan Caesar Dressing is something you'll want in your fridge all year round!
Vegan Coleslaw Recipe
Crispy, colorful veggies get coated in a creamy, mayo-based dressing in this delicious, classic Vegan Coleslaw Recipe!
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