Colorful Green Salads

Glorious Green Ribbon Salad

Green Ribbon Salad

This is a powerhouse salad, full of vegetables, protein, nutrients. The dressing is so easy (and versatile) and really packs an extra punch. This salad did not stand a chance; I sat down and devoured this in no time. It kept me full for really long time. This is also great to pack for lunch because the dressing does not make it soggy. Tahini is made of ground sesame seeds and adds to the rich texture of the dressing, while giving it a great nutty taste. Recipe and photo contributed by Meg Staples, of Veggie Staples. 

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Carrot-Berry Salad with Peppery Cashew Dressing

Carrot Berry Salad with Cashew Dressing from Vasanthi Raghavan

This simple salad is a summer delight — sweet berries and a peppery cashew dressing combine with greens, carrots, and tomatoes. Recipe and photo contributed by Vasanthi Raghavan, from Mixed and Tossed. more→

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Edamame Salad with Red Bell Pepper

Edamame Red Pepper Salad from Vasanthi Raghavan MixedandTossed blog

This folate-rich and high-protein bean is a favorite in my home. I used the shelled version for this recipe. Though I serve this salad with greens, it can be served without. Recipe and photo contributed by Vasanthi Raghavan, from Mixed and Tossed. more→

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Mixed Greens Salad with Avocado, Apples, and Baked Tofu

mixed greens, avocado, apple, and tofu salad

This luscious salad adds substance to a meal when served with light main dishes, and makes a nice at-home lunch on weekends and holidays. This is a tasty salad to stuff into a pita or wrap up. Or, for a light meal, serve with soup and fresh bread. more→

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Spinach, Orange, and Red Cabbage Salad

Spinach, orange, and red cabbage salad recipe

Here’s a gorgeous salad of spinach, red cabbage, and oranges that adds a burst of color and nutrition to the plate. It’s a quick salad for everyday meals and is equally welcome as part of winter holiday meals. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

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Leafy Greens Salad with Daikon Radish and Sprouts

Green spring salad

I often make this salad when I want a refreshing companion to a warm, hearty dishes. This salad somehow says “spring” and feels cleansing, though I like it any time of year. more→

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Lettuce Wrap Salad with Three Sauces

lettuce wraps with sauces

I love these because they’re so satisfying and quick to make. Recipe contributed by Mimi Kirk, from Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011). Photo by Mike Mendell. more→

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Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Greens and Herbs

Jerusalem artichokes on cutting board

Jerusalem artichokes are the misnamed underground tubers of a native American sunflower; they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and are not at all related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite fitting at for Thanksgiving dinner. Those who haven’t had them will find them surprising and exotic.  more→

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