Vegetarian Salad Recipes

Enjoy a crunchy collection of vegetarian salad recipes and homemade dressing recipes not only for vegetarians!

Let’s Build a Salad!

My oldest son coined this expression in our family when he was trying out a raw food diet, creating salads all the time…!

I love the idea of “building” a vegetable salad; start with the base, adding different textures like crunchy or soft, different tastes like salty or sweet, adding many different colors and finishing off with something little extra as decoration. 

A well “built” vegetable salad is beautiful, colorful, healthy and delicious.

Vegetarian Salad RecipesHealthy Vegetarian Salad

Vegetables used in a salad can be raw, cooked or both. Salads can be used as appetizers, side dishes, main meals as well as desserts.

They can be decadent or frugal, overindulgent or super-healthy, as simple or as complicated as you like!

Learn to make your own salad dressing to make any mixed salad taste fantastic. Below you will find great salad dressing recipes.

To me a meal without a vegetable salad is not complete.

Being a vegetarian and the main chef of the house, my husband (who is not vegetarian) happily acclaims that we’re “eating vegetables with vegetables”! And sure, we are!

Here is a collection of fantastic creations for your own cooking.

Vegetarian Salad Recipes Galore!

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe This  is my favorite Tabbouleh recipe. Tabbouleh salad is a popular Middle Eastern vegetarian salad recipe that has spread around the Mediterranean as well as around the world, and it is one of the most fresh and happy (!) salads I know.

Tomato Mozzarella Salad Also called "Insalata Caprese", this simple but super delicious Italian salad recipe is more of an appetizer than a side salad, since the mozzarella cheese makes it very rich. Here is the recipe!

Avocado Salad Recipe A delicious vegan "Gourmet" salad, packed with nutrition. This is a dish as pleasing to the eye as to the palate!

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe This lacto-vegetarian pasta dish with a "Greek" flavor, is perfect for picnic or as a packable lunch.

Greek Salad Recipe An authentic Greek salad is simple and tasty. This is also called "choratiki" meaning "village salad" and is the most common in Greece. Lacto vegetarian.

Corn Salad Recipe Corn salad is perfect for any buffet or as a side for a barbeque. This vegan dish gets better the day after when the flavors have developed, so it is great for preparing in advance.

Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe Here is a healthier version of a very popular "deli-style" pasta dish. The Amish macaroni salad contains eggs and mayonnaise, so it is Lacto-ovo vegetarian. Great for a buffet or grill party.

Waldorf Salad Recipe Indulge as much as you want in this healthy version of the famous Waldorf! Elegant and fresh to serve as a side or as a first course after the soup for a formal dinner. Lacto vegetarian.

How to Make Egg Salad Here is how to make a fantastically good egg salad! Serve on a sandwich, at a buffet or anyway you like!

Homemade Salad Dressing

Salad without some kind of dressing is, let's face it...boring. Dressing can be very simple, from a splash of lemon and perhaps some olive oil to more advanced concoctions.

Homemade salad dressing is easy, quick and healthy to do. No need to buy from the store anymore! Here is how to make your own, plus some very popular dressing recipes: How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing.

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes


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