Summer is the perfect time to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables, whether you discovered them at a farmer's market or at a fantastic price at your local store. And there's nothing like a refreshing salad to beat the summer heat or serve up at a picnic!
The following summer salads are light, flavourful, and a breeze to prepare:
Quinoa Pasta Salad with a Mediterranean Twist
We couldn't start our list without mentioning the classic vegan summer salad: the veggie-filled pasta salad. The great thing about pasta salads is how you can make more to have as a full meal or eat them as a side with soup.
To make this dish gluten-free and full of summer veggies, use gluten-free pasta, briny artichoke, boiled chickpeas, and quinoa. The vegan yoghurt garlic dressing is the perfect finishing touch. Get the full recipe here.
Bring Some SASS to the Table with This Fruity Number
Try this Strawberry Avocado and Spinach Salad (SASS) with vegan bacon bits and balsamic dressing for a light lunch or as a side dish to a barbecue. The pecans and red onions bring a crunchy texture to the mix, while the tangy balsamic vinaigrette complements the sweet strawberries. Summer or not, this is a garden party must-have! Get the recipe here.
Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Sweet, crunchy, creamy, and salty all come together in this creamy vegan broccoli salad. Juicy, refreshing, and bursting with tangy flavour, this healthier take on the potluck favourite is created with less mayo and has no dairy, meat, or sugar. It's the perfect side dish to bring to your next outdoor barbecue or picnic. Check out the recipe here.
The Vegan Potato Salad
No barbecue party is complete without the classic potato salad. This vegan potato salad is so thick and creamy that you'd never guess it wasn't made with oil. Toss in some celery, bell pepper, and green onion for a tasty side dish that you can eat right out of the fridge. Those who aren't vegans will be amazed at how much like the actual thing it tastes! Click here for the full recipe.
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