Here’s a colorful green salad recipe with a mandarin orange dressing that is full of delicious flavor!
Throw in any or all of your favorite veggies!
Vegan Salad Recipe
This yummy recipe is from my friend Jenny. Vegan is Jenny’s jam. This salad is a vegetarian dream. There’s a little bit of everything healthy going on here.
But for me, gimme a side of animal protein, too, please. Fortunately, this green salad works both ways. It stands alone beautifully but would pair with just about anything.
Salad for a Party
This rainbow-colored salad is perfect for a party, potluck, or hosting of any kind.
It’s a great salad for guests because you can get creative and customize it as you plate it, and it’s a showstopper.
Serve the salad alone, with croissants or bread, or add a protein on the side, such as grilled chicken, steak, or ribs.
Eating Salads Every Day
If you prefer a low-maintenance life as I do, assemble the salad for yourself on the weekend and enjoy it for lunch or dinner all week.
No cooking is required, just a little chopping. I use this vegetable chopper to make it fast and easy. (affiliate link)
How to Make Salads Healthy
The easiest way to make them healthier is by adding more vegetables, keeping your salad dressing light and clean, and minimizing sugar or unhealthy additives.
Salads are an excellent and delicious strategy for getting healthier.
According to Nutritional Weight and Wellness of St Paul, Minnesota, you should eat five to nine cups of vegetables each day. A salad is a great way to accomplish this.
The benefits are outstanding; vegetables lower heart disease risk, help prevent cancer, and support you in maintaining a healthy weight, to name a few.
One of Jenny’s secret salad ingredients is in her kitchen equipment.
She uses this awesome chopper to make easy and fast work out of what could be a very time-consuming task.
It’s available on Amazon, and it’s an investment, but I saw it in action, and I ordered one very similar. (affiliate links below) I am listing three that get great reviews.
There is something about chopping that I dread, so this definitely makes it more fun! And FAST!
Okay, let’s get started. Here’s what you will need for the salad recipe:
Here’s what Jenny tossed in her salad today. Starting at the top of the plate below, going clockwise:
Romaine Lettuce (for the salad base)
Salt and Pepper
This salad is so easy to customize. Below are additional ideas to make it your own:
Northern White Beans
Vegan Salad Ideas
Below are two more delicious vegan salad recipes you should try on the site. These are 2 of my top 10 go-to summer salads!
More Healthy Recipes
Find more nutritious and wholesome recipe ideas below.
I hope you will make one of these delicious salads to enjoy or make for your next gathering with friends! If you do, please let me know in the comment box below.
Wishing you spectacular SALAD days ahead,
Nutritional Weight and Wellness, St. Paul, Minnesota
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