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27 High-Protein Vegan Salad Recipes

27 High-Protein Vegan Salad Recipes

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Salads don’t have to be boring, even with no meat, eggs, or cheese. Try one of these high-protein vegan salad recipes, and you’ll be wanting one every day!

Salad is one of my favorite foods, however I know a lot of people find them boring. Take away meat, eggs, and cheese, and all that’s left is grassy spinach and lettuce… wrong!

Although eating vegan requires a little more creativity, it does not mean every meal is boring. This list of 27 high-protein vegan salad recipes proves it! These are a mix of summer/spring and fall/winter salads, so this list has something for any season or craving.

Check out some of our other vegetarian recipe posts:
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"25 High-Protein Vegan Salad Recipes" with 2 bowls of delicious salad.

1. Southwestern Tempeh Taco Salad With Chipotle-Tahini

Southwestern tempeh taco salads with pinto beans, roasted corn, and avocado tossed in a creamy chipotle-tahini dressing.

Both vegan and gluten-free, this one-bowl wonder comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect for weeknight dinners or make-ahead lunches. This is one of my favorite high-protein vegan salad recipes!

Here is the recipe for this Southwestern Tempeh Taco Salad.

2. BBQ Chickpea Salad

Barbecue-flavored dishes are what I miss the most without meat in my diet. I love this filling and delicious salad that uses chickpeas in place of chicken. This vegan BBQ chickpea salad is easy to make in under 20 minutes and packed with flavor and nutrition.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan BBQ Chickpea Salad.

3. Crispy Chickpea Kale Caesar Salad

A crispy chickpea kale Caesar salad that is hearty, healthy, and a meal all on its own. Dark leafy kale and romaine lettuce matched with amazing roasted sweet potatoes and crispy chickpeas, all topped with an amazing creamy tahini dressing. 

This salad is vegetarian, easily vegan, gluten-free, and a perfect meal-prep recipe!

Here is the recipe for this Crispy Chickpea Kale Caesar Salad.

A delicious bowl of crispy chickpea kale caesar salad.
Source: Pinch Me Good

4. Vegan Lentil “Meat” Taco Salad

This vegan taco salad features delicious lentil taco meat, tortilla chips, avocado, tomato, corn, beans, and quick and easy vegan sour cream. It’s easily customizable to whatever you have available in the fridge and can be meal prepped for a quick lunch on the go.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Lentil “Meat” Taco Salad.

5. Cranberry Apple Walnut Kale Salad With Tempeh Crumbles

Easy fall salad with massaged kale, diced apple, walnuts, tempeh crumbles, and raw nut cheese. Perfect for easy fall meal prep lunches.

The slightly bitter taste of the tempeh crumbles tastes perfect with sweet apples and creamy cashew cheese, but if you’re really not into tempeh, try adding chickpeas or quinoa for a protein alternative.

Here is the recipe for this Cranberry Apple Walnut Kale Salad.

A large bowl of cranberry apple walnut kale salad with tempeh crumbles.
Source: Flora & Vino

6. Chili Mango Zesty Quinoa Salad

This delicious zesty salad has all of my favorite fresh summer ingredients. The recipe calls for canned corn, but try cutting raw corn right off the cob for a delicious sweet crunch. Yum!

Here is the recipe for this Chili Mango Zesty Quinoa Salad.

A yummy bowl of chili mango zesty quinoa salad.
Source: Jar of Lemons

7. Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad is a great way to reset and recharge when your body needs it most. Not only are the fresh and fibrous ingredients delicious but they’re incredibly nutritious as well. This is a lovely meal for any clean or whole foods diet.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Detox Kale Salad.

A large mixing bowl of high-protein kale detox salad.
Source: The Food Cafe

8. Chopped Salad With Baked Tofu and Spicy Peanut Sauce

This vegan chopped salad with peanut sauce and tofu comes together quickly if you prep the brown rice and bake the tofu ahead of time.

All it takes is some chopping, blending, and mixing and you have a healthy, flavorful chopped salad loaded with color and texture. This recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, and can be nut-free.

Here is the recipe for this Thai Chopped Salad With Tofu.

9. Kale and Tempeh Salad With Maple Tahini Dressing

Here is a lovely and yummy salad to make in the fall. The fresh whole ingredients are great, but what really makes this salad shine is the maple tahini dressing.

On top of that, this is one of the easiest high-protein vegan salad recipes to make on this list!

Here is the recipe for this Kale and Tempeh Salad With Maple Tahini Dressing.

10. Chickpea Blueberry Salad

This high-protein vegan chickpea blueberry salad is perfect for those warm summer nights when you crave something fresh and light for dinner. No cooking, no ovens, no stovetops, just a quick, easy, flavorful meal made from simple whole food ingredients.

The delicious salad features fresh blueberries, greens, cranberries, red cabbage, chickpeas, hemp seeds, and a sweet and tangy tahini maple dressing to bring it all together.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Vegan Chickpea Blueberry Salad.

11. High-Protein Fresh Vegan Salad With Hummus

This high-protein fresh vegan salad with hummus is guaranteed to fill you up and leave boring salads behind! This salad features carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber, and watermelon radishes, although you could add almost any veggie you want, and it would still taste great.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Fresh Vegan Salad With Hummus.

12. Buffalo Tofu Salad With Creamy Hemp Ranch

This buffalo tofu salad with creamy hemp ranch tastes indulgent, but is made with healthy ingredients! Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free, and Oil Free. All in all, this is definitely a salad for people who don’t like salads. But it’s also a salad for people who do like their leafy greens. It’s delicious, people!

Here is the recipe for this Buffalo Tofu Salad.

A white bowl filled with buffalo tofu salad and creamy hemp ranch dressing.
Source: From My Bowl

13. High-Protein Vegan Salad With Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Satay Tofu

This high-protein salad is full of flavor and plant-based protein. Easy and quick to make, it’s great for lunch. This salad, in particular, has been created to give you a high protein intake. You’ll get it from quinoa, sweet potato, tamari, tofu, peanut butter, green peas, and leafy greens.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Vegan Salad.

14. Cauliflower Shawarma Salad

This cauliflower shawarma grain bowl has got it ALL going on. Spicy, hot, sweet, tangy, herby – it’s a perfectly balanced vegan and gluten-free flavor bomb that you need in your belly, stat. This is definitely one of my favorite high-protein vegan salad recipes ever! The flavors are simply unbeatable.

Here is the recipe for this Cauliflower Shawarma Salad.

15. Roasted Beet Salad With Marinated Chickpeas

This vegan roasted beet salad with whole roasted carrots and marinated chickpeas is so full of different flavors and textures that it’s not your everyday boring, old salad.

It features kale, perfectly roasted beets, savory marinated chickpeas, whole roasted carrots, corn, pumpkin seeds, and a simple balsamic vinaigrette, making it just as nutritious as it is delicious.

Here is the recipe for this Roasted Beet Salad With Marinated Chickpeas.

16. BBQ Tofu Corn Kale Ranch Salad

This entree salad is loaded with healthy ingredients like kale, corn, carrots, and of course hearty BBQ skillet tofu triangles on top and creamy silken tofu ranch dressing to make everything extra amazing.

This country-style salad is a delicious and easy dinner option for you and your family. These flavors will impress!

Here is the recipe for this BBQ Tofu Corn Kale Ranch Salad.

17. Vegan Greek Salad With Feta Tofu

Salty cheese-like tofu, fresh summer veggies, and a simple red wine vinaigrette…it’s everything I want and need in a quick summer meal! This fresh, simple, and delicious vegan Greek salad with tofu feta is about to become your new favorite thing.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Greek Salad With Feta Tofu.

A yummy bowl of vegan Greek salad with feta tofu.
Source: fooduzzi

18. High-Protein Edamame Mango Salad

This high-protein vegan edamame mango salad is easy to make in 10 minutes and makes the perfect light meal or healthy side salad. It’s high in protein thanks to the edamame and black beans this simple salad is a good source of plant-based protein.

This salad is also incredibly picnic-friendly this salad keeps well if kept cool so it’s perfect to pack along to picnics, potlucks, and BBQs.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Edamame Mango Salad.

19. Crunchy Asian Salad With Baked Tofu

Full of texture, bold flavor, and healthy plant protein, this Chinese Tofu Salad makes a great lunch or dinner. This is no wimpy salad. This is an entrée sized dish packed with protein, healthy veggies, juicy fruits, and tons of texture! It’s nutritious and crave-able!

Here is the recipe for this Crunchy Asian Salad With Baked Tofu.

20. High-Protein Vegan Fiesta Salad

Who’s hungry for a high-protein, Mexican-inspired vegan fiesta salad? This epic meal boasts over 35 grams of protein and is packed with veggies, grains, and greens to keep you healthy and feeling your best.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Vegan Fiesta Salad.

21. Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad

Sweet and spicy come together in this quinoa mango black bean salad with a scrumptious chipotle lime vinaigrette and smoky pepitas. Make ahead ready and perfect for lunch, dinner, potluck, or picnic. This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and easily gluten-free.

Here is the recipe for this Quinoa Mango Black Bean Salad.

22. Thai Cashew Salad With Peanut Sauce

Enjoy this vegan and gluten-free Thai Salad. Tossed with pineapple, carrots, and bell peppers and dressed with spicy peanut sauce for a wholesome and satisfying meal that everyone will love.

Here is the recipe for this Thai Cashew Salad With Peanut Sauce.

23. Warm Acorn Squash, Lentil, & Quinoa Salad With Sage Dressing

A warm and savory roasted squash salad with a delicious sage and mint dressing! This roasted squash salad has so much going for it in the way of taste and texture, but it also has something else that’s so important… It’s really healthy! It’s packed full of protein, complex carbohydrates, and antioxidants, and vitamins.

Here is the recipe for this High-Protein Vegan Quinoa Salad.

A large plate of warm acorn squash, lentil & quinoa salad with a sage dressing.
Source: Veganosity

24. Vegan Greek Power Salad

This salad is delicious and filled with cucumber, tomatoes, olives, almonds, and quinoa. It’s a salad that eats like a meal, with no beans or tofu required. Although you could totally add beans and tofu to this salad. Delish!

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Greek Power Salad.

25. Butternut Squash Black Rice Bean Salad

This salad has an unusual, but incredibly tasty combination of ingredients unlike any salad I’ve ever had. The main components are butternut squash, black rice, white beans, mushrooms, and some toppings. However, it’s topped with a rich and creamy coconut curry dressing…. soo good!

If you’re looking to step outside of your comfort zone a little, this is one of the high-protein vegan salad recipes you need to try.

Here is the recipe for this Butternut Squash Black Rice Bean Salad.