The sun is back! How good does it feel? There’s nothing better then finally feeling warm after a long, cold and dark winter. Walking bare foot on the grass and not having to wrap up in a coat and hat when going outside. Bliss!
If you’re anything like us, the return of the sun marks a change in your preference of food. A rich and filling meal of vegan pie and chips feels great when its snowing outside, but not so good when the sun is shining and it’s 20+ degrees. When the summer comes there’s almost nothing we like more then a crisp, light and refreshing vegan salad. (The only thing we like more is a well earned slab of chocolate at the end of the day!)
Did you know, that quinoa was considered sacred by the Inca? Known as the Mother Grain, it was consumed by warriors to help increase their stamina and to promote spiritual awareness. A fantastic source of plant protein, quinoa contains all 10 essential amino acids.
This chickpea salad hits the sweet spot. Hearty, healthy, refreshing and delicious, best of all, it takes just 15 minutes to prepare. Chickpeas are a great source of protein, and high in fibre to help keep you fuller for longer.
This vegan Caesar salad recipe requires a little more time to make, but its absolutely worth it. A great “gateway meal” to help bring your non vegan friends towards the light, this vegan salad is creamy, dreamy and delicious!
Vegan? Check. Gluten free? Check. High in Protein? Check. Delicious and easy to make? Double check. This salad has it all, it takes just ten minutes to prepare and is absolutely divine. For those of us in the UK confused by arugula, we call it rocket!
Potato salad is an all time summer picnic classic. This recipe from Kate at The Veg Space is absolute genius. Creamy potatoes are balanced with salty capers, sharp gherkins and wholegrain mustard.
Beetroot is an amazing food. High in vitamin C, and potassium, the fibre in beetroot has been shown to boost white blood cells which are essential for detecting and removing abnormal cells in the body. This vibrant vegan salad pairs the earthy taste of beetroot beautifully with sweet apple and creamy tahini dressing. Enjoy!
Packed full of seasonal spring and summer vegetables, this super green salad goes from 0-delicious in just 25 minutes!
Here at VeganChocolateShop.co.uk HQ we’re mental about lentils. This quiet and unassuming legume packs a serious nutritional punch. This recipe takes a little longer as you have to cook the lentils but good things come to those who wait.
Are there any vegans out there who don’t love avocado? Let us know! This classic summer salad is light, easy and terrifically tasty. Fun fact: Sun dried tomatoes are a surprise source of plant protein, containing 5g of protein per 100g.
Super food kale combines with tofu, radish and a piquant peanut sauce to make this sweet, savoury, super healthy and seriously delicious salad.
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