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Two summer salads that will excite your taste buds

Updated: Jun 8, 2023


Summer is here, which means it's time to put away those heavy meals and break out the light and refreshing vegan salads. And what better way to do that than with arugula, the peppery green that adds a punch of flavor to any dish. Today, we're going to talk about two amazing vegan arugula salads that will make your taste buds dance with joy: the arugula mango salad and the arugula vegan feta salad.


Arugula Mango Salad


This vegan salad is a sweet and savory delight that's perfect for a light lunch or a side dish for your summer barbeques. The juicy mango and the tangy lime dressing pair perfectly with the peppery arugula. Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients:


- 4 cups arugula


- 1 large mango, peeled and diced


- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


- 1/4 cup lime juice


- 2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup


- 2 tablespoons olive oil


- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

1. In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, mango, red onion, and cilantro.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, agave nectar or maple syrup, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

4. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Arugula Vegan Feta Salad


If you're looking for a vegan option, this salad is for you. The vegan feta cheese adds a creamy texture and salty flavor to the salad, while the walnuts and cranberries provide a nice crunch. Here's what you'll need:


Ingredients:


- 4 cups arugula


- 1/2 cup crumbled vegan feta cheese (you can find this at most health food stores or make it at home with tofu and vegan miso paste)


- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


- 1/4 cup dried cranberries


- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


- 2 tablespoons olive oil


- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or maple syrup


- Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

1. In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, vegan feta cheese, walnuts, and dried cranberries.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, agave nectar or maple syrup, salt, and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

4. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Now that you have two amazing vegan arugula salad recipes, it's time to get creative and make them your own. Add some grilled tofu or tempeh to the arugula mango salad for a heartier meal, or substitute the dried cranberries with fresh blueberries in the arugula vegan feta salad for a pop of color and sweetness. The possibilities are endless!

So, grab your vegan salad bowl and get ready to enjoy the flavors of summer with these two amazing arugula salads. Your taste buds and the animals will thank you!









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