22+ Fresh Vegan Summer Salads

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Too hot to cook? Make any of these hand-selected delicious and fresh vegan summer salads loaded with flavor and texture! Find crunchy, creamy, protein-packed, fruity salads, and more.

Nothing’s better than a large bowl of colorful vegan summer salad with creamy dressing and lots of fresh herbs!

Well, perhaps some vegan ice cream or no-bake raw vegan desserts, sure.

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With summer upon us, it’s time to put all that fresh produce to good use! From light dinners and other summer meals like tacos to breakfast ideas for hot days, this season has so much to offer.

Serve these salads during your next vegan BBQ party or bring them to a potluck alongside other tasty side dishes!

For some more ideas, check out these springtime recipes, vegan bowls or try some spiralizer recipes.

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22+ Fresh Vegan Summer Salads

Yield: 20 recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No need to heat up your kitchen with these delicious vegan summer salads! With some fresh produce, vegan dressings and tasty add-ins, you can have a flavorful, healthy and wonderfully textured vegan salad on the table in under 30 minutes.


Easy Summer Salad

  • Mixed leafy greens
  • Arugula
  • Red or green onion
  • Carrot, grated
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Sweet corn
  • Chickpeas
  • Pickles
  • Pumpkin or sunflower seeds (raw or toasted)

Dressing (pick one)


  1. Wash and chop all of your fresh ingredients. 
  2. Add leafy greens to a large bowl and top with all of the other goodness you want to add to your salad.
  3. Either use a store-bought vegan dressing or choose one from our list and prepare it in a food processor or small bowl.
  4. Give it a good mix, top with crunchy nuts and seeds and enjoy immediately!


  • If you want to meal prep your vegan salad, store the leafy greens, other veggies and dressing separately. Once ready to eat, combine everything in a bowl or container and mix!
  • You can also add smoked tempeh, baked tofu cubes, vegan mock meat, cooked grains or fresh fruit to your summer salad!
  • Find 20+ more vegan summer salad recipes in the article above.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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