Meatless Monday: Super Simple Vegan Salad


#MeatlessMonday: Super Simple Vegan Salad #PoweredbyPlants
Usually I am all about cooking up something creative for Meatless Monday but this past week my daughter started Pre-K 3 and I have to be honest, it has just been crazy busy. Crazy busy doesn’t mean sacrificing my health for convenience though, it just means throwing something quick together that is healthy but still filling.#MeatlessMonday: Super Simple Vegan Salad Photo-8 Photo-11

I actually was inspired to make this salad when I was scrolling through Lorna Jane’s app in the Nourish section.  She has a similar recipe listed for a Mediterranean salad that includes much of the same ingredients but with a few modifications.  I made a few additions (like pine nuts) and didn’t include others (like quinoa and alfalfa sprouts) mainly because of time and availability although it would have tasted fantastic.  I also made a lemon and hemp seed dressing to take this salad to the next level.

Super Simple Vegan Salad
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For the Salad
  1. 1 large plate of baby kale
  2. 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  3. 1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
  4. 1/4 cup chick peas (garbanzo beans)
  5. 1 handful of micro greens
  6. 1/2 avocado, sliced
  7. 1 dollop of hummus
  8. 1 sprinkle of pine nuts
For the dressing
  1. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. sea salt
  4. pepper
  5. 1 tbsp hemp seeds
For the salad
  1. Assemble the plate by putting the baby kale on the plate first, then top with carrots, purple cabbage, chick peas, micro greens, avocado and hummus. Sprinkle pine nuts over hummus.
For the dressing
  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients and whisk together. Drizzle dressing over salad.
Adapted from Lorna Jane MNB Team
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18 Comments

Tina Muir
Reply September 15, 2014

Yay! Spreading the meatless love! This sounds lovely, and so easy!
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SuzLyfe
Reply September 15, 2014

That is definitely reminiscent of an LJ recipe. Beautiful and full of color and nutrients and flavor
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 15, 2014

    When I saw LJ's recipe I was like "I need this in my life" so I made the closest and quickest thing I could that resembled it!

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply September 15, 2014

This is one of my favorite veggie salads. I add pumpkin seeds to mine.
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 15, 2014

    Pumpkin seeds are such a great idea! I add them to everything usually and they would taste great with this!

Redd
Reply September 15, 2014

This looks amazing and since you know that am I am macro counter...it fits right in!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 15, 2014

    Yay! Glad I made something that fits in your macros!!! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply September 15, 2014

Love avocado and garbanzo beans! Looks fab!
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 15, 2014

    I am obsessed with the combo of avocado and garbanzo bean or hummus! So good!

Rachel
Reply September 15, 2014

Mmm looks delish!

Emily @ Whatever Floats Your Oats
Reply September 15, 2014

This salad looks delicious! I'm kind of intimidated to make my own dressings but this looks like it would be worth it. :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 16, 2014

    This dressing is SO easy to make! Just whisk olive oil, lemon juice, seasoning & hemp hearts and you're good to go! I used to never make my own dressing until I realized how much easier it was (and cheaper) just to do it myself :)

GiGi Eats
Reply September 16, 2014

I'd roast those chickpeas in the oven, Mmmmm so crunchy! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply September 16, 2014

    Mmmmm that would give this salad some delicious crunch!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply September 16, 2014

Great combo! I love anything with hummus and avocado :)
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