Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad

Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad is the first recipe in my no sad salad series and i am so excited! seriously, who the heck has time for sad salads? the answer is no one.

salads don’t have to simply be a bowl of lettuce, some light vinaigrette and then flimsy veggies.

oh no, we’re taking salads up 10 notches and making them fun to eat, something to look forward to if you will.

having Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad packed for lunch or waiting for you for dinner is such a treat.

from the super creamy chive cashew lemon dressing to the heartiness of edamame, avocado and basmati rice, there’s nothing shy of perfection.

vibrant cherry tomatoes, corn, romaine, argula, pomegranate arils and hemp hearts also make appearances.

when i created Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad, i had this in mind as an entree, but of course it would make a great side dish!

if you’re eating Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad as an entree, then i would say the recipe will serve 4 people.

as a side dish, you can probably get away with about 8 servings!

personally, i envision this salad as my food anthem all spring and summer long. it’s the perfect contribution to any potluck, cookout and more.

while the components of a salad are key, the dressing is EVERYTHING and i mean everything.

without a good dressing, you’re going to have some plain tasting plants.

my chive cashew lemon dressing is honestly phenomenal and i was indeed eating it by the spoonful.

it’s nice and creamy but still doesn’t feel heavy by any means. the dressing makes the salad even more hearty and flavorful.

here’s everything you need to make Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad

romaine lettuce


cherry tomatoes




basmati rice

pomegranate arils

hemp hearts




liquid aminos

red wine vinegar


dijon mustard

sea salt



if you love Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad, then try these other recipes from my blog!

Vegan Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad Pitas

Smashed Potato Kale Caesar Salad

Roasted Tofu Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Nourishing Kale Salad with Cilantro Peanut Dressing

The Best Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Easy Veggie Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan Caprese Quinoa Salad

Hearty Winter Potato and Lentil Salad

Vegan Greek Village Pasta Salad

are you going to make Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad?

if you make one of my recipes, i would LOVE to see your creation! be sure to leave a review in the comments section, it is so appreciated and helps my small business. 

also, you can follow upbeetandkaleingit on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook for more vegan recipes!

do you want to save this recipe for later!? you can add the recipe to your recipe board on Pinterest!

it brings me so much happiness to see your beautiful recreations on Instagram :). tag me so that i can see and repost your food on my stories!

Nourishing and Hearty Vegan Spring Salad

Recipe by MaryCourse: Lunch u0026amp; Dinner, Salads


Prep time




  • salad
  • 1 and 1/2 cups edamame

  • 1 and 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup corn

  • few handfuls of arugula

  • few handfuls of chopped romaine lettuce

  • 2 avocados cut into small pieces

  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils

  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

  • dressing
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water, rinsed and drained

  • handful of fresh chives

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard

  • sea salt and pepper to taste

  • 3/4 cup water


  • add all salad ingredients to a very large mixing bowl.
  • add the dressing ingredients to a blender or high powered food processor and blend until a thick and creamy consistency forms.
  • mix with the salad ingredients until everything is very well coated.
  • serve cold and store in the fridge in an airtight container. enjoy!

share this!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

hi, i'm mary!

I create vegan recipes using real foods that will nourish both your body and soul.

Here, you’ll find everything from scrumptious desserts to savory and nourishing comfort food. Thank you for being here and I hope you enjoy my delicious creations!

shop my cookie dough

popular posts

never miss a recipe

Subscribe to get all of the latest posts sent straight to your inbox.