Colorful Green Salads

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→


Hearty Seitan Salad

Hearty Seitan Salad

Here’s a delectable salad featuring strips of high-protein seitan, embellished with avocado and olives. This salad is also delicious served in wraps. It’s great accompanied with a simple potato dish or any kind of potato salad. Seitan is pure wheat gluten, so this is obviously not for those who are gluten-free! more→


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→


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→


Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Greens and Herbs

Jerusalem artichoke salad with greens and herbs

Here’s a colorful and crunchy salad featuring Jerusalem artichokes, the misnamed underground tubers of a native American sunflower; they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and aren’t related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite fitting to serve as part of Thanksgiving dinner. Those who haven’t had them will find them surprising and exotic, kind of a crunchy cross between water chestnuts and potatoes.



Leafy Greens Salad with Daikon Radish and Sprouts

Green salad with apples and sprouts

When you’d like a refreshing companion to a warm, hearty dishes, try this leafy salad featuring daikon radish or turnip, tart apple, bok choy, and cucumber. This salad somehow says “spring” and feels cleansing, though you can enjoy it any time of year. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→


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→


Raw Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing

Raw kale and sweet potato salad

This variation of Raw Sweet Potato and Cabbage Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing was inspired by Ricki Heller. She took my aforementioned recipe and varied it by using raw kale. The combination of raw sweet potato and raw kale (two veggies more commonly eaten cooked) is amazing. A small amount of red cabbage is added for color and crunch, and the coconut oil and lime dressing ties it all together. more→