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These Vegan Summer Salads are just perfect for hot days! They are colorful, packed with vibrant summer produce, easy to make ahead of time, and healthy as well! Salads with beans, chickpeas, lentils, veggies, pasta and more.

collage of vegan summer salads

Here are 20 Vegan Summer Salads that are perfectly satisfying and filling and full of fresh vibrant summer produce! And not all kale salads! The best part? Most of these can be made ahead making these perfect for midweek lunches during the work week.

They also travel well and are perfect candidates for your next picnic, potluck, and family gathering.  I listed them according to main ingredients with a separate section for

So just jump right to the section that interests you most. I’m sure I’ve got a salad for every taste in this collection. Let’s get started! As always, click on the recipe card to see the actual recipe. Let me know which one’s your favorite in the comment section below!

20 Vegan Summer Salads with beans, chickpeas, lentils, veggies, pasta and more

Lentil Salads

Lentils are hearty, earthy and are a great addition to salads. They make for a lighter meal!

Lentil Orzo Salad

4.94 from 15 votes
Keep things simple this summer with this easy vegan lentil orzo salad. It's packed with protein-rich lentils and ancient grain farro. Perfect for picnics, potlucks and mealprep. Nutfree Soyfree. Gluten-free option
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Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Salad. Simple Indian spices, roasted sweet potato, earthy lentils, lime juice and a refreshing lunch bowl. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be made oil-free. | VeganRicha.com #vegan #glutenfree #veganricha

Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

4.67 from 6 votes
Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Salad. Simple Indian spices, roasted sweet potato, earthy lentils, lime juice and a refreshing lunch bowl. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. Can be made oil-free.
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Falafel Spice Lentil Salad Sandwich Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Falafel Spice Lentil Salad Sandwich with lemony tahini dressing. Lentils spiced with falafel spices & pickles, serve in sandwich or pita bread. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made gluten-free with a gluten-free wrap or bread.
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Chickpea Salads

Chickpea salads are always a fave. Be it a salad bowl or smashed chickpea salad in sandwiches or lettuce cups!

Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich

5 from 23 votes
For a healthy and easy lunch try this Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe. Summery and fresh! Soyfree Nutfree. Serve with gluten-free bread or lettuce for gluten-free
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Mediterranean chickpea salad sandwich on a wooden board

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwich

5 from 7 votes
This Mediterranean Sandwich with Chickpea salad with sun dried tomato, tahini and Za’atar makes a delicious vegan lunch sandwich. Soyfree and nutfree. Skip the bread and serve with lettuce cups for Glutenfree! It’s also a great salad for a week-day lunch, picnic, or potluck!
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Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich

5 from 15 votes
This Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich is the ultimate vegan lunch sandwich with a spicy chickpea salad that has all the flavors of buffalo wings! 100% plant-based perfect for a summer picnic or as an office lunch!
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Cooked chickpea sundal in 2 different bowls.

Chickpea Sundal

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Cooked chickpeas and flavors of coconut and spiced with mustard seeds, curry leaves and urad dal, this dish is a huge crowd pleaser.  It is also free of dairy, egg, corn, soy, gluten, nut, and grain.
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two bowls of sweet potato chickpea salad with tahini dressing

Spicy Chickpea Sweet Potato Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing

5 from 6 votes
If you need a healthy salad bowl recipe that feels like comfort food, make this spicy sweet potato chickpea salad bowl with creamy tahini dressing! Great as a lunch salad or for meal prep. Smoky bbq spiced baked veggies, leafy greens, nuts, seeds and a creamy vegan dressing! 
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Bean Salads

There are various beans that can be used in any of the earlier salads. Use the chickpeas lentils and beans interchangeably for a variety of options!

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans and Chipotle Mayo. Elote Bean Salad. Serve with Tortilla Chips. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Nutfree #soyfree #Recipe #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans and Chipotle Mayo. Elote Bean Salad

4.95 from 20 votes
Mexican Street Corn Salad with Black Beans and Chipotle Mayo. Elote Bean Salad. Serve with Tortilla Chips. Vegan Gluten free Nutfree Recipe. 
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Summer Black Bean Salad with Sweet Potato, Corn, Peppers and Chimichurri Dressing. Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Soy-free Recipe | VeganRicha.com

Black Bean Salad with Chimichurri - Summer Sweet Potato, Bean, Corn Salad

4.80 from 5 votes
Summer Black Bean Salad with Sweet Potato, Corn, Peppers and Chimichurri Dressing. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Recipe
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Vegetable and Tofu Salads

Raw or roasted veggies in whole form or chopped up, all are amazing in salads and bowls. Add local seasonal and colorful veggies to your summer bowls

bbq roasted cauliflower salad bowl drizzled with Vegan Ranch Dressing

Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Salad Bowl

5 from 4 votes
This Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Salad Bowl is a medley of exciting textures and bold flavors!, Oven-roasted sweet, spicy and smokey cauliflower on a bed of iceberg, apples pecans, drizzled with creamy Vegan Ranch. A vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free salad recipe that is healthy. 
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Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Sun dried Tomato Dressing on white serving platter

Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Sun dried Tomato Dressing

5 from 9 votes
Roasted Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Sun dried Tomato Dressing. Creamy Sun-dried tomato dressing with roasted veggies, spring greens, apples and pepitas. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free Recipe. Easily made nut-free 

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Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Carrot Walnut Taco "Meat". Vegan Taco filling. Meatless Taco Salad. Make a wrap or tacos with it. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe.  #vegan #glutenfree #vegantaco #veganricha | VeganRicha.com

Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Carrot Walnut Taco "Meat"

5 from 13 votes
Vegan Taco Salad Bowl with Carrot Walnut Taco "Meat". Vegan Taco filling. Meatless Taco Salad. Make a wrap or tacos or burrito. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe.  
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Kachumber Salad - Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad Recipe. Kachumbar is a simple chopped Summer Salad with chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and a salt pepper lemon dressing. Serve as a side with Indian curries, or as a dip with chips, or over burgers. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Recipe | VeganRicha.com #vegan #glutenfree #veganricha

Kachumber Salad - Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad Recipe

4.97 from 26 votes
Kachumber Salad - Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad Recipe. Kachumbar is a simple chopped salad with chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and a salt, pepper/cayenne, lemon dressing. Serve as a side with Indian curries, or as a dip with chips, or over burgers. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Oil-free Recipe.
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Thai Salad with Chickpea Carrot Crumble & Garlic Sesame Soy Sauce Dressing. Crunchy Summer Salad with Ginger Chickpea Carrot crumble and garlicky dressing. Use lentils for variation. Add roasted peanut or other nuts. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe | VeganRicha.com #glutenfree #veganricha #vegan

Thai Salad with Chickpea Carrot Crumble & Garlic Soy Dressing

5 from 9 votes
Thai Salad with Chickpea Carrot Crumble & Garlic Sesame Soy Sauce Dressing. Crunchy Summer Salad with Ginger Chickpea Carrot crumble and garlicky dressing. Use lentils for variation. Add roasted peanut or other nuts. Vegan Gluten-free Recipe
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Vegan potato salad in a black bowl on a green kitchen towel

Vegan Potato Salad with Cauliflower, Chickpeas, & Zucchini

4.95 from 17 votes
This Vegan Potato Salad with cauliflower, chickpeas, & zucchini has the volume turned up since we are roasting all the vegetables together. It all gets tossed in a vegan sour cream and onion dressing that soaks into all those roasted veggies. Vegan & gluten-free, it is the best side dish for summer BBQs and picnics!
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Crunchy Veggie Vegan Summer Rolls Deconstructed into a Bowl. Served with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce. Fresh Spring Rolls/ Rice paper rolls in a bowl. Make a bowl, wrap or fill up rice paper wrappers. #Vegan #Glutenfree #Recipe #veganricha Use Sunbutter to make #nutfree | VeganRicha.com 

Deconstructed Vegan Summer Rolls - Veggies Spring Rolls

5 from 6 votes
Crunchy Veggie Vegan Summer Rolls Deconstructed into a Bowl. Served with Date Sweetened Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce. Fresh Spring Rolls/ Rice paper rolls in a bowl. Make a bowl, wrap or fill up rice paper wrappers. Vegan Gluten-free Oil-free Recipe. Use Sunbutter to  make it nutfree
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Vietnamese inspired Curried Tofu Summer Bowl

5 from 11 votes
Tuck into a Vietnamese inspired Curried Tofu Noodle Bowls - so fresh and delicious. Rice noodles and quick-pickled vegetables topped with pan-fried sweet and salty curried tofu, drizzled with a spicy maple lime dressing. Glutenfree Nutfree!
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Noodle & Pasta Salads

Noodle salads are perfectly satisfying summer meals. They are a noodle bowl and a crunchy refreshing salad at the same time!

Vegan Peanut Sesame Noodle Salad

5 from 21 votes
Peanut Sesame Noodle Salad -  a simple Thai-style cold noodle salad with an addictive peanut butter & sesame dressing that you will love. Perfect for meal prep. Glutenfree Nutfree optoons
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Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe. Noodle Salad Bowl with Peppers, Carrots, Zucchini, Green Onion and Sesame Lime Ginger Dressing. Refreshing Summer Salad. #Vegan #Nutfree. #Glutenfree Option, #SoyfreeOption #veganricha #recipe

Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe with Sesame Lime Ginger Dressing

4.98 from 42 votes
Cold Soba Noodle Salad Recipe. Noodle Salad Bowl with Peppers, Carrots, Zucchini, Green Onion and Sesame Lime Ginger Dressing. Refreshing Summer Salad. Vegan Nutfree. Gluten-free Option, Soy-free Option
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Southwestern Pasta Salad with Black Bean Dressing

4.67 from 12 votes
This easy Southwestern Salad has macaroni, black beans, veggies tossed in a creamy sauce made with beans. Free of Dairy, egg, oil, soy, nut. Can be made corn-free and gluten-free with gf pasta.
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Tabbouleh Pasta Salad. Parsley, tomatoes, fusilli pasta dressed with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon. Fresh Summer Salad. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be made gluten-free with gf pasta. | VeganRicha.com #glutenfree #veganricha #vegan

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

5 from 2 votes
Tabbouleh Pasta Salad. Parsley, tomatoes, fusilli pasta dressed with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon. Fresh Summer Salad. Vegan Soy-free Recipe. Can be made gluten-free with gf pasta.
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vegan summer pasta salad with grilled vegetables in a bowl

Easy Summer Salad with Roasted Veggies

5 from 4 votes
This Easy Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables will be your new go-to for all potlucks and picnics! Perfectly cooked pasta, juicy tomatoes, smoky-sweet grilled veggies, and protein-rich chickpeas all tossed in a quick Italian dressing!  The perfect make-ahead bbq side dish or weeknight dinner. Nutfree, Soy-free easily made Gluten-free
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Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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4 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Your recipes Always look and taste delicious! I see some here I haven’t tried yet. I wish I was your neighbor so you could throw some leftovers my way! 🙂

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      hahaha

  2. jillian says:

    Thank you so much for all of these excellent recipes. I am excited to try them starting with the buffalo chickpea salad sandwich today.

    1. Vegan Richa Support says:

      Yay! let me know your favs