Lovely Vegan Lunch For A Lovely Day

March 19, 2010 by Keri

Today is another beautiful day and I wanted to celebrate with a fresh, colorful, vegan lunch.  We’ve been eating quite a bit of leftover lentil loaf, and while it’s delicious, I’ve been feeling more in the mood for simpler, lighter fresh meals with this week’s sunshine.  I’m actually laying in a sunny spot on the porch right now- divine! (And it’s making it really apparent that I need to clean the screen on my netbook!)

Vegan Salad Recipes

For the salad, I started by chopping up a head of organic romaine; I really prefer buying it this way to those pre-prepared bag lettuces.  Then I sliced purple onion, red pepper, and carrots.  After mixing everything in the bowls, I topped it all off with some leftover broccoli, some Daiya cheddar shreds that I had thawed the night before and didn’t want to go to waste,  and Whole Foods Organic Shitake Sesame Vinaigrette.  So delicious!

For dessert (because sometimes lunch needs dessert too), I brought out two grapefruits that we were gifted, an orange, and a few small kiwis, cut them up, and tossed them all together.  I had to admire how pretty the salad and fruit salad looked sitting there together at the place settings!    What are your favorite things to put in a salad?  I don’t think I’ve ever met a salad that I didn’t like, so maybe it’s not possible to make a “bad” vegan salad combination!

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  1. Effie says:

    I m going to buy kiwi tomorrow 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    Dried cranberries and walnuts are my favorite salad toppings. With balsamic viniagrette!

  3. Keri says:

    Effie- Hope you enjoy your kiwis! 🙂

    That’s one of our favorites too, Amy!