Main-Dish Salads

5 Vegan Main-Dish Salads Especially for Summer

Taco Salad recipe

Salad is a lot more fun when it becomes Taco Salad. Incorporating all the lively flavors of tacos, this tasty combination of veggies, black beans, and tortillas is quick and easy to prepare. more→

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Taco Salad

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Salad is a lot more fun when it becomes a taco salad. Incorporating all the lively flavors of tacos, this tasty salad is quick and easy to prepare, and is a great choice when you’d like a hearty main-dish salad. If you’re short on time, use some of the shortcut suggested. Have it on its own for lunch; complete the meal with baked sweet potatoes, vegan quesadillas, and/or corn-on-the-cob for dinner.

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Spiralized Cucumber Salad

Spiralized cucumber salad

Here’s a fun salad (I love when the words “fun” and “salad” appear side by side!) to make with a spiral slicer. Cucumbers become practically calorie-free “noodles,” gently embellished with lime, agave, and sesame seeds. more→

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Gado-Gado Inspired Salad

Gado-gado recipe

This composed salad is inspired by the classic Indonesian platter that combines raw and lightly cooked vegetables. Its name translates loosely to “mix-mix.” There are different regional variations, but some of the constant veggies include carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. You can vary it according to season and what you happen to have on hand. more→

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Southwestern-Flavored Rice and Bean Salad

Southwestern-flavored rice and bean salad

When you have some leftover brown rice, this main-dish rice and bean salad, filled with great southwestern flavors, is a super way to make use of it. Plus, it’s a snap to make. With some vegan quesadillas or nachos, and a green vegetable, this becomes the centerpiece of an enjoyable everyday meal. more→

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Tofu “Tuna” and White Bean Salad

Baked  tofu makes a great stand-in for the tuna in the classic Italian pairing. This is a great companion with pasta dishes such as those listed under Pasta on the Lighter Side. more→

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Curried Potato Salad with Red Lentils

Red lentils in a wooden spoon

This luscious combination of potatoes, red lentils, and tomatoes is an exotic change-of-pace from the standard varieties of potato salad. more→

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