Healthy Vegan Greek-inspired Salad loaded with bold flavors and an easy homemade tangy vinaigrette dressing. (Plus a garbanzo bean protein boost!)
I adore the boldness of Greek-style flavors. This restaurant-style salad is no exception. It’s loaded with all the goodies and then topped with a zesty, tangy, oil-free Greek-inspired vinaigrette (that only takes a couple minutes to whip up).
Plus the deconstructed style makes for a gorgeous presentation… it’s like creating your own beautiful salad art! Fun, festive, and a great choice for dinner parties & entertaining too.
Plus you could easily go the “chopped salad” route and dice everything up a bit more. I’ve done this as well and really enjoy the leftovers after it’s had a chance to marinate in the dressing for a while. So many delicious, flavorful components plus a garbanzo bean boost! Hope you enjoy as much as we do.
For more salad inspiration, check out:
- Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing
- Fresh Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Sauce
- Butternut Squash & Kale Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing
- Vegan Italian Chopped Salad with Zesty Vinaigrette
Loaded Greek Salad with Tangy Vinaigrette
- 1 large head romaine (or 2 small)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 1/2 cups grape/cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 small red onion
- 15 oz. can garbanzo beans
- 1 cup cooked beets (I use organic Love Beets brand)
- 1 cup artichoke hearts (I use jarred)
- 2/3 cup kalamata olives
- Other additions: clover/alfalfa sprouts, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, vegan feta, fresh herbs
For the Tangy Greek Vinaigrette:
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2-3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. water (or broth)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Make the dressing: mince garlic and add all ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Roughly chop romaine. Slice cucumber (peeled if desired), beets, and onion. Halve/quarter artichoke hearts (and olives and tomatoes if desired).
- Distribute romaine on desired number of serving plates. Add toppings. (Have fun with presentation!)
- Stir dressing and spoon over the top – it’s strong so start small. (Or simply add your own favorite dressing.)
Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)
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