35 Holiday Plant-Based Salads

Make your holiday salad colorful, seasonal, and special with this inspiring collection of 35 Holiday Plant-Based Salads.

Who says you can’t have salads on your holiday menu? Just make them colorful, seasonal, and special! That’s the thinking behind this collection of 35 gorgeous, mouth-watering, completely plant-based salads that are perfect for holiday meals, whether it’s for a simple home-style meal, party impresser, potluck contribution, or for the main event. Whether it’s a fruity salad you can serve for dessert, a hearty grain or bean salad that’s a meal in one, a colorful leafy green salad that makes a great side dish, or a veggie-rich bowl that complements your menu, there is a lot to offer in this inspirational sampler of recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.

Happy Holidays, from my home to yours,


35 Holiday Plant-Based Salads

Bean Salads

Black Lentil Pomegranate Salad, Alana Haldan, Sprouts and Krauts (shown above)
Cauliflower Cranberry Superfood Salad, Karman Meyer, The Nutrition Adventure
Mediterranean Lentil Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Lexi Endicott, To Taste

Fruit Salads

Ambrosia Salad, Kristine Duncan, RDN, Veg Girl RD (shown above)

Leafy Green Salads

Avocado Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Sophia Tsoukas DeSantis, Veggies Don’t Bite (shown above)
Beetroot Salad, Chris Mosler, Thinly Spread

Christmas Salad, Stacey Gero, Stacy Homemaker (shown above)

Citrus and Arugula Salad with Fennel and Marcona Almonds, Rachael Hartley, RDN (shown above)
Fig Arugula Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Prajakta Sukhatme, Profusion Curry

Pickled Fennel Citrus Salad, Gina Matsoukas, Running to The Kitchen (shown above)
Pomegranate, Crunchy Walnut & Kale Salad, Maša Ofei, Minimalist Vegan
Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Jessica Levinson, RDN
Roasted Pear, Walnut and Cranberry Salad, Kelly Page, Tasting Page
Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad,  Nicole Stevens, Lettuce Veg Out

Winter Citrus & Arugula Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing, Linda Meyer, Veganosity (shown above)
Winter Salad with Red Cabbage, Kale and Pomegranate, Julia Frey, VikaLinka

Pasta and Grain Salads

Balsamic Fig Pasta Salad, Sarah Jeanne, Well and Full
Cranberry Quinoa Kale Salad, Karen Gibson, Soup Addict

Kale, Pecan & Cranberry Pasta Salad, Renee DeLeon, Veeg (shown above)

Pomegranate Avocado Quinoa Salad, Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN (shown above)
Quinoa Veggie Confetti Salad, Bonnie Taub-Dix

Roasted Squash Farro Salad, Deryn Macey, Running on Real Food (shown above)
Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad, Alexandra Cook, It’s Not Complicated Recipes
Warm Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans, Caitlin Self, Frugal Nutrition

Warm Quinoa Roasted Veggie Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette, Dude That Cooks (shown above)
Warm Sorghum Salad with Kohlrabi, Apple, & Fennel, Rebecca Pytell, Strength and Sunshine
Wheatberry Kale Salad, Mireille Roc, Global Kitchen Travels

Vegetable Salads

Blood Orange and Fennel Salad, Laura Minr, Cook At Home Mom
Broccoli & Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad, Jennifer Thurman Sebestyen, Veggie Inspired

Citrus Galore Winter Salad, Traci Antonovich, The Kitchen Girl (shown above)
Cranberry Broccoli Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Rosa Tamm, This Healthy Kitchen
Festive Salad with Cranberry Dijon Vinaigrette, Justine Celina
Mexican Christmas Salad, Ale Graf-Chazaro, Brown Sugar and Vanilla

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing, Leanne Ray, RDN (shown above)

For more plant-based holiday recipe inspiration, check out:

18 Plant-Based Holiday Leftover Recipes
10 Delicious Holiday Plant-Based Side Dishes
45 Plant-Based Holiday Vegetable Recipes

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