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15 Salad Recipes WITHOUT Romaine Lettuce

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With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing a warning about E.Coli in Romaine Lettuce, it’s important to be safe and know what to look out for.  However, don’t let that stop you from enjoying a delicious bowl of greens!

This is a great time to expand your palate and explore alternatives to romaine lettuce. We went through the Food Monster App and found 15 salads that are just as yummy.

1. Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette 
Vegan Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette

This Beautiful and Bright Beet Salad is an excellent and creative meal. Ruby red beets are shredded, then tossed in a citrusy vinaigrette along with creamy chunks of avocado, carrots, edamame, hearty quinoa, and toasty pumpkin seeds. Then, the whole thing is drizzled with a tangy, lemony dressing that will rock your socks.

2. Avocado Kale Chili Salad 
Vegan Avocado Kale Chili Salad

Get ready for this Avocado Kale Chili Salad. Mix it up by adding this creamy avocado dressing on top of even more avocado. Because who are we kidding? Avocado never gets old. This salad also benefits from the spicy bite of freshly-sliced chilis and the added crunch of slivered almonds.

3. Spring Salad With Cilantro Tahini Dressing
Vegan Spring Salad With Cilantro Tahini Dressing

This is a simple salad made with massaged kale and arugula, topped with rainbow vegetables and a cilantro tahini dressing. Lacinato kale is bitter on its own, but massaging it softens the leaves and makes them silky. The shredded rainbow carrots, spicy radishes, and pistachio nuts provide you with the right amount of crunch. What better way to get into the spirit of spring than with a big bowl of seasonal vegetables?

4. Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon
Vegan Spinach Salad With Barley Bacon

This Spinach Salad is warm, chock full of good-for-you ingredients like Porcini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, and leeks, and is deliciously smoky and flavorful. This tasty dish also includes barley bacon. Barley is nice and chewy when cooked and lightly crispy when cooked in some oil making it a wonderful stand-in for bacon. Whip this salad up and see for yourself!

5. Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons 
Vegan Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons

This is a very special and delicious Pear Salad Recipe that has two creative tweaks – crispy chickpea croutons and lemon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s fresh, healthy and filling at the same time!

6. Herb and Garlic Massaged Kale Salad
Vegan Herb and Garlic Massaged Kale Salad

To enjoy this delicious Massaged Kalel Salad ahead of time, massage the kale and add everything but the nutritional yeast/parmesan and nuts. When ready to serve, add the final touches and toss.

7. Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing
Vegan Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing

Ayurveda explains that certain foods affect the qualities of the mind in different ways. This Yogi Bowl recipe uses a balance of the six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter – to create a simple and satiating meal, body and mind.

8. Pumpkin Salad with Black Lentils, Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes
Vegan Pumpkin Salad with Black Lentils, Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes

This Pumpkin Salad With Black Lentils, Kale, and Cherry Tomatoes is the perfect main dish for dinner, lunch pack or just a side dish. Pumpkins give this salad a hearty and seasonal flavor, and lentils always pack plenty of health benefits like protein and fiber. Add some fresh kale to the mix and you have a winner.

9. Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad
Vegan Roasted Chickpea Caesar Salad

Creamy, Classic, Cool. Caesar Salad. Why drop 8 dollars or more at a restaurant when you could make it at home? Loaded with healthy fats and high in protein, this Caesar salad has a creamy tofu-based dressing and roasted chickpea “croutons.”

10. Chopped Detox Salad
Vegan Chopped Detox Salad

This Chopped Detox Salad combines everything that is great for you all in one super salad. It’s delicious, filling, and satisfying!

11. Roasted Carrot Salad With Charred Scallion Cilantro Pesto 
Vegan Roasted Carrot Salad With Charred Scallion Cilantro Pesto

The roasted sweet carrots and caramel-y red onions paired with crunchy sweet corn in this Delicious Roasted Carrot Salad are phenomenal. Corn kernels function as a healthier, cheaper substitute for the sweetness of dried fruits and the crunchiness of the nuts in salads. The charred scallion cilantro pesto is a sweet and vinegary sauce that is most commonly served with fresh seafood, but we think it tastes oh-so much better on this vegan salad.

12. Thai Chickpea Zucchini Noodle Salad
Vegan Thai Chickpea Zucchini Noodle Salad

Spiralized zucchini, slivered almonds, and fresh herbs are tossed together with a sweet and spicy Thai-inspired dressing. This fresh salad also gets a boost of protein from chickpeas!

13. Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Salad
Vegan Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Salad

This Grilled Zucchini and Green Bean Salad is a mish-mash of simple, whole-food veggie nutrition with charred and smoky flavors slathered in the most addictive date balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a great way to make your salad more interesting and creatively use whatever veggies are laying around in your fridge!

14. Asian Healthy Broccoli Salad
Vegan Asian Healthy Broccoli Salad

This crowd-pleasing Broccoli Salad is a no-cook side dish that could also function as lunch or dinner. Drizzled on top of the fresh, crunchy broccoli is a creamy peanut sauce that adds the perfect amount of sweetness and salty flavor. That’s not all. The salad also has a underlying flavor of coconut, a tangy bite of fresh lime, salty notes of soy sauce, and a perfect pow of spicy ginger and sriracha that warm your throat as you munch through crisp broccoli, water chestnuts, and crispy roasted peanuts. It’s quick, easy, gluten-free, and vegan with a paleo option!

15. Bohemian Summer Salad With Grilled Corn
Vegan Bohemian Summer Salad With Grilled Corn

This Bohemian Summer Salad is the perfect meal to cool off with on a hot summer day; it’s light, filling, and fresh. The assorted greens are augmented with crisp radishes, crunchy nuts, ripe berries, creamy avocado, and a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing then, the whole thing is topped off with a tender ear of grilled corn.

For more delicious green-spiration, check out our Salad ArchivesWith the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Bohemian Summer Salad With Grilled Corn

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