Hot summer days maybe stroking by the burning sun, but they’re always the best days to have fun outside; enjoying the beach, having a great barbeque party with friends and family. Also, don’t forget the soothing feeling of your favorite ice creams. For me, hot summer days do not turn to be that healthy backed with sweets and cocktails so I might gain a couple of pounds through. With staying home things might turn so much worse, so instead of going for cold sweets and sugary drinks while having no appetite for eating actual meals, switching for healthier replacements is a key to refresh myself and enjoy food as well. Today we share with you these delicious plant based salads that you can make easily through your apartment kitchen even if you have zero experts in cooking. Just take a small journey to the nearest market for some fresh veggies so you can beat down the heat.
10 plant based salads you can depend on through sweaty days
Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
There’s nothing better than a cold refreshing bowl of food you can rely on as a complete meal for a hot summer afternoon. This one will be a perfect choice for light savory and same time sweet lunch. Mango will give you those tropical sunny vibes you can’t enjoy while staying at home. Won’t take more than 15 minutes, it’s all about gathering the ingredients together in a colorful cheerful plate.
Curried Chickpea Salads
Probably the easiest and fastest plant based salads you can make. Not only it will refresh you through the mid of the day, but it will also satisfy your hunger as well till the dinner so you let go on other unhealthy snacks. If you tending towards some sweet flavors, the raisins will satisfy your cravings.
Raw Spiralized Thai Salad
Have some fun with your cooking and enjoy a moment of peace and relaxation preparing this bowl of salad. Spiralizing those veggies is a complete pleasure, consider it some kind of ASMAR! The combination of thai spices and flavors will give you a kick and boost your energy to keep functionating throughout the day. It’s all about shaping those veggies and mix down spices, in less than 10 minutes you will enjoy these crunchy bites on your chair.
Lentil Quinoa Salad with Spinach and Citrus
May take some time in the making for a salad, but you will be all pleased with the final results not only for the beautiful mix of colors between orange, red, and, green but for how these all ingredients sing together especially with that soft dressing.
Summery Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette
Searching for a complete summery salad to put you in the mood, well you got it. A playful combination of tastes that only suit a hot summer afternoon with both tangy and sweet. It’s one of those pant based salads that might take much longer time in preparation, so it’s a good way to spend some quality time alone on Sunday and throw away all the negativity.
Thai Carrot Cauliflower Rice Salad With Avocado Cream Dressing
Not all plant based salads should be cold, you can enjoy a warm one that can be more suitable for a summer dinner, not so heavy and not too snacky as well, with a mix of satisfying flavors so you can rely on as a complete meal.
Southwestern Power Salad With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
If you tend to get lazy and all you think off is an afternoon nap while you still have much to do for the day, all you need is a power cold salad that can give you the exact amount of energy to complete the rest of your day.
Easy Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
Hearty, creamy, savory, and refreshing…what else can you ask for a summer dinner! It’s easy to make, only 30 minutes for an irresistible plate like this. If you’re planning to cook for a romantic dinner with your significant other and you’re looking for something easy, fresh, and yummy to eat and chat with this is the one to go.
Warm Kale Salad with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms
Another warm salad you can enjoy for dinner if you’re sick of regular dinners and searching for something lighter and can fill you as well. It takes about 15-20 minutes to be done.
Roast Chickpea and Avocado Salad
Ending this plant based salads with easy warm and crunchy one as a light dinner while having a movie night for a complete vibe. You only need 20 minutes to make a large bowl of it so you can bite on the whole night.