Easy Vegan Salad
If an easy vegan salad recipe is something you’re craving you’re in the right place, friends. I myself am somewhat obsessed with vegan salad recipes so you can expect only the best on this blog! I posted a recipe last spring for this vegan Caesar Salad but also love this Lemon-Infused Tempeh Salad. Make sure to check them out because they are bursting with nutrients and flavor! What else can one really ask for, am I right? Oh, and if arugula is your thing, you’ll love this salad too!
Fresh, Healthy & Light
You know those days when you’re in the mood for a quick and light meal? This is the dish for you – it’s filling and full of flavor but light enough that you won’t leave the table feeling like you overdid it. You can prepare it ahead of time too, which really makes this easy vegan salad recipe perfect for easy weeknight meals or for times you need to prep and go!
Savory Sweet Potatoes
Aside from the actual dressing, which is so tart and equally sweet your tastebuds will be in heaven, the sweet potatoes give this dish the texture you need. Oh, did I mention it also has candied walnuts? Yep! 😀 It’s the easy vegan salad dreams are made of. Oh, and great for fall!
In fact, you could even serve it as a side dish for Thanksgiving. Just sayin … 😉
Easy Vegan Salad
On occasion we like to serve it with this autumn-inspired spicy vegan chili recipe, because why not? Are you a fan of fall recipes too? Make sure to view all our fall recipes here! Our taste testers have been working hard to get the recipes approved for you to enjoy at home!
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Roasted Sweet Potato and Crunchy Kale Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing
This easy vegan salad is bursting with delicious roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy kale, candied walnuts, and a drool-worthy creamy almond dressing. Enjoy!
- 2 sweet potatoes, diced
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp herb de Provence
- pinch sea salt
- 4 c kale, chopped
- 1 c walnuts
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- 3 tbsp organic vegan sugar
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium sized bow, toss the diced sweet potatoes with the olive oil and herbs de Provence to coat.
Spread evenly onto a greased baking sheet and roast for approximately 20 minutes. Flip, and roast for 15 minutes more for a total of 30-45 minutes.
Once they are "done" increase the heat to 475 degrees and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes or until browned and slightly crispy.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a separate plate.
Carefully remove the stems from the kale and chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan on medium-low. Add the walnut and vegan sugar.
Stir the walnuts constantly for approximately 5 minutes. Once the sugar and butter mixture is evenly coating the walnuts carefully transfer them to a baking sheet lined with wax paper (or foil). Allow to cool.
Toss all ingredients together just before serving and either drizzle the dressing on top or toss it with the salad. Drizzle with additional dressing and enjoy!
Puree all ingredients in a food processor. Do a taste test, adjust the flavors to your liking and drizzle on the salad. Refrigerate any leftover dressing for up to 24 hours.
Notes & More
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Ingredients We Loved for This Recipe
We tested a few varieties of maple syrup and fell in love with the flavor of this certified pure Vermont maple syrup.
Our favorite almond butter for this recipe was this bare version from Barney's. With no added salt or sugar it's the absolute best choice for all your baking and cooking needs!
Yum! Kale + sweet potatoes and candied walnuts sounds perfect to me! This is a recipe I will definitely make this month and throughout the holiday season!
I can’t think of a better salad to eat this time of the year! Love the dressing too, can’t wait to try it. Thank you!!
Vegan Test Kitchen says
Enjoy Andy! Thanks for the feedback 🙂
Vegan Test Kitchen says
Great feedback Quinn! It’s so delicious this time of year. Enjoy 😁