Plant Powered Crisp and Vibrant Spring Salad

as the days grow longer and the weather warms, there’s no better time to refresh your meals with vibrant, seasonal flavors!

enter our Plant Powered Crisp and Vibrant Spring Salad.

packed with nutrient-rich ingredients and bursting with fresh taste, this salad is a celebration of spring on a plate.

taste and texture:

picture this: tender roasted sweet potatoes and tofu, paired with crisp lacinato kale, juicy strawberries, plump blueberries, crunchy cucumber, and tangy vegan feta.

each bite offers a great contrast of flavors and textures, from creamy to crunchy, sweet to savory.

nutritional benefits:

beyond its fantastically fresh taste, this salad is a powerhouse of nutrition.

sweet potatoes and tofu provide a hearty dose of plant-based protein and fiber, while kale offers up an abundance of vitamins a, c, and k.

strawberries and blueberries contribute antioxidants, while red onion adds a punch of flavor along with its own health benefits.

with every mouthful, you’re nourishing your body from the inside out.

substitution options:

feel free to get creative and customize this salad to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.

swap out the strawberries for raspberries or blackberries, or try diced apple or pear for a different fruity twist.

not a fan of tofu? substitute chickpeas or white beans for added protein.

the possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to experiment and make this salad your own :).

dressing flavors:

let’s not forget about the dressing – it’s the crowning glory of this salad!!

our basil-infused dressing strikes the perfect balance of creamy, tangy, and herbaceous flavors.

the combination of vegan coconut yogurt (or mayo), dijon mustard, maple syrup, miso paste, garlic, hummus, and vegetable broth creates a rich and satisfying dressing that complements the salad ingredients beautifully.

why this salad is amazing:

what makes this salad truly amazing is not just its taste and nutrition, but also its versatility and simplicity.

whether you’re enjoying it as a light lunch, a side dish, or a main course, it’s sure to impress.

plus, it’s easy to prepare and can be customized to suit your preferences.

from its vibrant colors to its mouthwatering flavors, this salad embodies everything we love about springtime eating.


if you happen to have leftovers (although it’s unlikely!), you can store this salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

just be sure to keep the dressing separate until ready to serve to prevent the salad from becoming soggy.

when you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply give it a quick toss and savor the fresh flavors once more.

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Plant Powered Crisp and Vibrant Spring Salad

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks


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  • 2 cups sweet potato, cubed
    14 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
    avocado oil for roasting
    1 bunch lacinato kale, thinly sliced
    2 cups strawberries, halved
    1 cup blueberries
    1/3 cup finely diced red onion
    2 cups sliced cucumber
    1 cup crumbled vegan feta

    for the dressing:
    1 handful of basil
    1/4 cup vegan coconut yogurt (or vegan mayo)
    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    1 tbsp miso paste
    1/2 tbsp minced garlic
    1/4 hummus of choice
    1/4 cup vegetable broth
    sea salt and pepper to taste


  • preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). toss the cubed sweet potato and tofu together in avocado oil and spread them out on a baking sheet.
  • roast in the preheated oven for about 22 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly browned. allow them to cool.
  • in a large salad bowl, combine the cooled roasted sweet potatoes and tofu with the thinly sliced kale, halved strawberries, blueberries, diced red onion, sliced cucumber, and crumbled vegan feta.

  • for the dressing, blend together the basil, vegan coconut yogurt (or vegan mayo), dijon mustard, maple syrup, miso paste, minced garlic, hummus, and vegetable broth until smooth. season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until everything is evenly coated.

  • serve immediately and enjoy your plant-powered crisp and vibrant spring salad!

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