Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition

High Protein Vegetarian Salads

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Looking for a healthy meal to have for lunches and dinners? A common meal to turn to is a salad. You can get a ton of veggies packed into one meal. Once thing you need to be conscious of is making sure you are still getting a protein source with those salads, especially if you are vegan or vegetarian.

How to add protein to a vegetarian salad?

You can add vegetarian protein to your salad with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, and dairy.  Here are few ways to add each.

Beans

Adding beans to a salad instantly adds protein and fiber. My favorite way to do this is by making crispy chickpeas or adding black beans to a taco salad.

Grains

Grains such as farro, quinoa, or brown rice can be mixed in a salad to add some extra nutrients. Make sure they are whole grains or something with a decent amount of protein. My favorite is quinoa because it cooks super quick and it doesn’t have a ton of flavor so you can add it in almost any salad.

Nuts and Seeds

Throw a handful of nuts or seeds on top of any salad to add a little crunch. Some of my favorites to add are pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, or pecans.

Eggs and Cheese

If you do eat dairy and eggs that is another good way to add some protein to your meal. I love adding feta to a greek salad or cheddar to a cobb salad. To add an egg to a salad just hard boil them. I leave them in the fridge and when I am ready to make a salad I can just chop it up and add it to the top.

The Best High Protein Vegetarian Salads

These 4 salads all have a good vegetarian protein source mixed in the recipe.

Healthy Greek Salad with Quinoa and Chickpeas

Loaded greek salad.

Tempeh Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Taco salad next to tortilla chips.

Roasted Delicata Squash Farro Salad with Goat Cheese

Plate of farro and roasted squash.

Loaded Vegetarian Cobb Salad with Chickpea Breadcrumbs

Two cobb salad bowls.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how to add more plant protein to your salad. Let me know if the comments what some of your favorite high protein salads are.

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