my go-to, epic vegan salad recipe.

This salad recipe is one of my favorite ways to eat a rainbow of micro-nutrients and greens while also leaving satisfied and nourished. Salads don’t have to be boring or uninspiring meals, if you do it right they can be an exciting way to fuel + love your body.

One of the big keys to a great salad is texture. I always aim to see 3-4 different textures in my bowl to get the best tasting salad. This particular recipe has multiple elements to deliver the texture I am looking for + the flavor.

Here’s what you will need:

Salad Base:

3-4 cups Salad Greens of choice. I prefer a mix of spring greens and chopped romaine to get the crunch I like, but any greens will work!

Starches:

1 Russet Potato

1 Sweet Potato

1 can of Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans)

Olive Oil

Salt + Pepper

Guacamole Dressing:

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Lime

Fresh Cilantro

Salt + Pepper

Additional Ingredients:

1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper

Seedless Cucumber

Red Onion

Any other vegetables you have available!

Directions: Potato Fries

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees

Cut up Russet + Sweet potato into thin “french fry” slices

Spread on a baking sheet with light drizzle of olive oil and season with salt + pepper

Bake for 30 minutes or until fries are crispy (timing will vary based on the thickness of your fries)

Directions: Roasted Chickpeas

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees

Rinse and dry 1 can of chick peas

Spread onto a baking pan (with raised edges) and drizzle with olive oil

Roll chick peas around the pan to evenly coat the beans with oil

Season with salt + pepper and bake for 30 minutes

Directions: Guacamole Dressing

Mash 1 Avocado until smooth

Finely chop 1 teaspoon of cilantro and mix into avocado

Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime into the mixture and season with salt + pepper

Directions: Salad Assembly

Layer your greens at the bottom of your bowl and cover with potato fries, roasted chickpeas and any other vegetables you enjoy in your salad! Add entire guacamole dressing in the center of your bowl to make your salad creamy and indulgent + enjoy!

You will likely have left over fries and chick peas, so save them for a snack or reheat later and use them in another salad! Enjoy this meal fully and eat until completely satisfied!

If you are dabbling into more plant based meals, I have found that focusing on abundance is key to enjoying this lifestyle. Having a variety of whole, plant-based foods on my plate gives me the variety that I am looking for and leaves me incredibly satisfied! I also like to serve all my meals with a variety of pre-cut fruit so I am surrounded by nutritious, healthy foods during my meals. I never feel restricted or deprived when I am surrounded by abundance!

If you try this salad recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments below!

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