Are you a salad, or Mexican food lover? Try one of these delicious, all-vegan Mexican salads! Even if salad isn’t normally your thing, these 15 delicious, plant-based salads are sure to change your mind!
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1. Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad
1. Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad
Try this Sweet Corn and Potato Mexican Salad by Amy Height—a gorgeously seasonal platter of tomatoes, sweet corn, roasted sweet potatoes and caramelized onion, served atop quinoa and greens with an avocado kale dressing.
2. Raw Taco Salad
Source: Raw Taco Salad
This Raw Taco Salad by Nikki Stokes is slightly different every time, but it’s always delicious, and very satisfying. Which is surprising, because it’s full of “salad-y” ingredients, and HEAPS of greens. Even on cold autumn days.
3. Super Star Lentil Taco Salad
Source: Super Star Lentil Taco Salad
This Super Star Lentil Taco Salad by Renee Press uses tortillas topped with tomato seasoned lentils and perfectly grilled chili spiced veggies. Finish with sliced avocado or guacamole, some chopped cilantro or parsley and drizzle of hot sauce and you have yourself a lovely meal.
4. Mexican White Sweet Potato Salad With Avocado Dressing
This Mexican White Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing by Taylor Kiser is a nutritious take on summer’s favorite picnic side. Just imagine yourself someone that you think is really cool sitting under a shady tree, basking in the warmth around you. Now, add a potato salad that has bites of tender sweet potato that burst with spicy cumin, smoky, charred corn, crunchy red peppers, and then mishmash all together with spicy avocado dressing.Is that not just the tastiest and most happy life picture that your brain could be thinking about right now?! Delish!
5. Queso Tempeh Taco Salad
Source: Queso Tempeh Taco Salad
Even though it’s a salad, taco salad is usually a far cry from a healthy dish. This Queso Tempeh Taco Salad by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD uses ingredients typically include fried tortillas, taco meat, and cheese, which all come together to create a calorie-, sodium-, and saturated fat-loaded entree. We made a few tweaks to fix this problem. Our new and improved taco salad is a nutrient-dense, fiber-loaded entree with all the savory flavors intact.
6. Quinoa, Lime, and Black Bean Salad
Who wouldn’t love this Quinoa, Lime and Black Bean Salad by Shannon Hickman? It’s funny actually, quinoa was something my family didn’t introduce into their kitchen until a couple of years ago. We often prepare it warm, but it also makes really good leftovers as a cold salad. The great thing about quinoa is that it’s not only gluten-free, but it also contains important nutrients such as protein, fiber, and various essential vitamins and minerals. What’s not to love? Quinoa is also incredibly filling, so a little goes a long way. I made this dish for about six people as side dishes and there were still leftovers to spare.
7. Southwestern Salad With Black Bean Falafel
These baked falafel are made from black beans, jalapeño, fresh cilantro, and lime juice for a zesty, spicy flavor that sits atop a bed of crisp greens. The Southwestern Salad with Black Bean Falafel by Liz Martone is topped with fresh tomato, corn, cilantro, and diced red onion. These flavors were made to be experienced with guacamole or just smashed avocado.
8. Southwest Salad
Source: Southwest Salad
9. Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeno and Avocado
What’s fab about this Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeno and Avocado by Gabrielle St. Claire is, everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packed with veggies, flavor, has texture, has heat, a little sweet, a lil smoky, is perf for any season, you can switch up the sauce base and use dairy free yogurt or sour cream, or omit altogether, it’s great for entertaining, amazing as a side dish or garnish on sandwiches or tacos, and is just an all around crowd pleaser!!
10. Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad
Not going to lie, sometimes I love a good Chipotle bowl/salad. Especially on the go. Or when I’m too tired and lazy to cook. Brown rice, black beans, peppers, corn, salsa, lettuce, a lil’ guac – what’s not to love? I know they (unfortunately) have lots of oils, but once in a while, I give in … balance right? This Spicy Kale and Quinoa Black Bean Salad by Shannon Leparski tastes THE SAME as Chipotle, and without any oil whatsoever. You don’t need it, I promise.
11. Farro Black Beans Mexican Bowl
Source: Farro Black Beans Mexican Bowl
My idea was to make a one pan, flavorful, Mexican meal-so I flavored the warm oil with garlic and oregano first and then mixed in the rest of the ingredients except lettuce and avocados. I love the fresh and crunchy texture of lettuce, and fresh sliced avocados give this Farro Black Beans Mexican Bowl a light creamy texture. Serve this Farro Black Beans Mexican Bowl by Gunjan Dudani to yourself and feel the happiness and energy flowing in your body.
12. Green Tacos and Green Taco Salad
Source: Green Tacos and Green Taco Salad
These Green Tacos and this Green Taco Salad by Danielle Dewar are really delicious and offer a nice dose of plant protein and fresh vegetables. I chose to use collard greens as the shells instead of tortillas — they are incredibly good for you and loaded with important minerals like calcium. If you don’t care for tacos, the fillings also taste delicious on top of salad greens. I had a lot of extra vegan taco “meat” and other toppings after I made two giant tacos, so I threw the rest on top of some romaine lettuce and baby kale to make a delicious taco salad! All in all, this is a really filling, healthy and delicious meal.
13. Easy Avocado Salad
Source: Easy Avocado Salad
Avocados are amazing for you! Filled with good fats, tons of vitamins, and fiber! This Easy Avocado Salad by Andrea Biethman is a fresh and easy way to showcase them, perfect for a busy night or a quick lunch. It’s so easy to make––just chop and mix one bell pepper, cilantro, tomato, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and of course, avocado! Such an easy and healthy meal! You have to try this vegan avocado salad!
14. Alkalizing Fiesta Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing
This Alkalizing Fiesta Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing by Christa Clark with carrots, zucchini, jalapenos, avocado, cilantro, lime, and green olives covered in a Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is heavenly. It offers more than enough good food to re-fuel and reset our bodies. Envision fresh flavors at their finest that are high in alkalinity to help balance your body.
15. Avocado Kale Chili Salad
Source: Avocado Kale Chili Salad
Getting tired of the same old kale salad? Mix it up by adding this creamy avocado dressing on top of even more avocado to make this delicious Avocado Kale Chili Salad by Rachael Campbell. Because who are we kidding? Avocado never gets old. Massaging with avocado also makes the kale less bitter! Spicy freshly-sliced chilis and the added crunch of slivered almonds takes this avocado kale salad to the next level. It’s everything you could ever want in a salad!
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