Summer is coming and if you’re like me, you don’t want to eat really heavy lunches and dinners. Here are some sexy summer salad recipes that are nutritious, delicious, and perfect as we greet the warm weather!
This Vietnamese Salad from chef Lan Cao from Viet Café in NYC is simple and super tasty!
Chef Alan Roettinger, author of Speed Vegan, shows us how to make the perfect Balsamic Vinaigrette!
Vegan Yum Yum has a number of gorgeous looking salad recipes. Check out Lolo’s Potato Salad Two Ways and her BLT salad which uses smoky tempeh strips and kale in a healthy, mouth watering vegan version of this classic.
As for me, I love a good salad. My secret ingredient to freshen up any salad? Cilantro!
Add some chopped cilantro to any salad to give it oomph. I’ve included a recipe below that I make all the time. The quinoa gives you a complete protein, while the pumpkin seeds provide you with iron which the bell pepper’s vitamin C helps you absorb.
Oy Vegan Summer Salad
• Lettuce and baby spinach mixed
• One bell pepper chopped
• 6 or 7 white button mushrooms chopped
• A few stalks of celery chopped
• half of a cucumber sliced
• one avocado chopped
• a handful of cilantro roughly chopped
• a half a cup of cooked quinoa
• Pumpkin seeds
Dressing: (Whisk the following ingredients together until combined)
- 1–2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1–2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoons Agave
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl, toss, and enjoy!