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Easy vegetarian salad recipes

Published: February 21, 2022 at 2:53 pm
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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.

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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.

Next, try our healthy salad recipes.


Easy vegetarian salad recipes

Roast pumpkin salad

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.

Roast Pumpkin Salad with Chickpeas on two white plates wit forks

Burrata and tomato salad

A simple but effective dish that's a great side dish. Check out this burrata salad with tomatoes and a punchy olive dressing.

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Roast vegetable salad with kale pesto

Combine roasted veg with mixed with grains and a nutty kale pesto to make this easy, impressive vegetarian salad.

A grey background with a white platter, topped with roasted vegetables, grains and a green dressing

Healthy panzanella

Enjoy this hearty and healthy panzanella, featuring crispy bread, juicy veg and a piquant dressing – perfect for a wholesome autumnal dinner.

A blue tablecloth topped with two grey plates. Each plate is filled with red and yellow roasted vegetable and green basil leaves

Broad bean, peach and fennel salad

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.

Broad bean, peach and fennel salad

Greek salad

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.

Greek salad

Tex-Mex-style sweetcorn salad

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.

Crunchy Tex-Mex-style sweetcorn salad

Thai ginger salad

A shredded cabbage, carrot, cucumber and edamame salad, made deliciously nutty with a peanut butter and lime juice dressing.

Check out more cabbage recipes.

Thai ginger salad

Fattoush with crisp spiced chickpeas

A vibrant, summery salad that combines chickpeas with herby pitta croutons, radishes, tomatoes, sumac and a pomegranate molasses dressing. A colourful veggie dish.

Check out more chickpea recipes.

Fattoush with crisp spiced chickpeas

Moroccan cauliflower salad

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.

Moroccan Cauliflower Salad

Grains, greens and beans salad with pesto dressing

On the table in 15 minutes, this nutritious salad is packed with greens and tossed in fresh pesto.

Easy Grain Salad Recipe with Pesto Dressing

Thai-style peanut noodle salad with herbs and watermelon

Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe with Watermelon and Herbs

Farro, grilled peach and pecan salad

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.

Grilled Peach Salad With Pecans and Farro

Smoked aubergine, pepper and walnut salad with pomegranate

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.

Smoked Aubergine Salad Recipe with Pomegranates

Feta, baby kale and beet fattoush

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.

Fattoush Salad Recipe with Kale

Big bowl chickpea salad

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.

Chickpea Salad Bowl Recipe

Walnuts, wild rice and winter green salad

This recipe for walnut, wild rice and winter green salad is quick, easy and vegetarian but packed full of flavour.

Winter Green Salad Recipe with Rice and Walnuts

Green bean, tomato and artichoke salad

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.

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Artichoke Salad With Green Bean and Tomato Recipe

Grilled melon caprese salad

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.

Grilled melon caprese salad

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