19 vegetarian salad recipes
Try our nourishing, meat-free salads, including watercress, avocado and grapefruit, and butternut squash with soy dressing
Looking for the best vegetable salad recipes? Our easy vegetarian salads include caesar salad recipes, potato salads and green salads. We have plenty of ideas for vegan salads too, including turmeric roasted cauliflower.
Salads make a great side dish or main course and add colour to your plate, not to mention a good dose of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Vegetarian salads are full of flavour and texture, and all that fibre from grains, vegetables and beans provides plenty of fibre to support your microbiome and digestive system. Topping with proteins such as egg, cheese or nuts and seeds also ensures a good, balanced meal as well as getting additional nutrients such as calcium and zinc, which are important for bone health and immune health.
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Easy vegetarian salad recipes
Roasting pumpkin, onion and chickpeas with spices gives them a fantastic depth of flavour. Add kale, feta and herby tahini dressing and you've got yourself a delicious vegetarian salad.
A simple but effective dish that's a great side dish. Check out this burrata salad with tomatoes and a punchy olive dressing.
Combine roasted veg with mixed with grains and a nutty kale pesto to make this easy, impressive vegetarian salad.
Enjoy this hearty and healthy panzanella, featuring crispy bread, juicy veg and a piquant dressing – perfect for a wholesome autumnal dinner.
Try this brilliant medley of broad beans, thinly sliced peaches, fennel, fresh basil and courgette, dressed in a lemony red chilli dressing. It's light, low fat and tasty.
Master this classic and you'll never be stuck for a delicious lunch. The key to an authentic Greek flavour is plenty of oregano and red wine vinegar.
Sweet, crunchy, creamy and zingy – this vibrant salad is an explosion of flavours and textures. It's great served as a BBQ side or on its own with warm pittas for scooping.
A shredded cabbage, carrot, cucumber and edamame salad, made deliciously nutty with a peanut butter and lime juice dressing.
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A vibrant, summery salad that combines chickpeas with herby pitta croutons, radishes, tomatoes, sumac and a pomegranate molasses dressing. A colourful veggie dish.
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What a way to make cauliflower shine! Roast your florets with ras el hanout, dried cranberries, dates, nuts and pomegranate seeds, then drizzle the whole lot with a tahini and mint dressing. This veggie salad is ready in just 35 minutes.
On the table in 15 minutes, this nutritious salad is packed with greens and tossed in fresh pesto.
Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.
The grilled peaches in this recipe deliver a satisfying sweetness, balanced by the zing of lime-pickled shallots and the smoky nuttiness of toasted pecans.
Most Middle Eastern nations seem to have a version of smoked aubergine. Try out this simple and punchy vegetarian salad recipe with crunchy pomegranates, served with flatbreads for scooping. Plenty more Middle Eastern recipes here.
Our take on fattoush salad combines kale with salty feta and earthy beetroot for an easy dinner that's vegetarian and ready in under 30 minutes.
This big vegetarian bowl of chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper. Got leftover chickpeas? Use them up with our recipe collection.
This recipe for walnut, wild rice and winter green salad is quick, easy and vegetarian but packed full of flavour.
This delicious, healthy, salad is packed with flavour featuring artichoke hearts, olives and green beans. Serve drizzled with a dressing of Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar.
This grilled melon caprese salad is a great starter for the summer months. This works well with watermelons too, just swap the mozzarella for feta, and sprinkle with a few oregano leaves and rocket.