What Are the Best Vegan Salads To Start Your Day? 

Rohit Panwar

Do you want to try something exciting but nutritious for breakfast? If so, you’re in the right place! As a nutritionist, I am sharing with you vegan breakfast salad ideas that will help you switch up your morning routine.

These breakfast salads are easy and quick to prepare. They are also high in taste and in nutrition. 

19 Refreshing Vegan Breakfast Salad Ideas to Start Your Day Right

Let’s delve straight into my picks for the best vegan breakfast salad ideas.


Mix Sprout Salad 

If you’re in the mood for a tasty, but savoury breakfast option, consider trying out this mixed sprout salad. To make it, simply combine a mix of sprouts, including alfalfa and green beans, along with chopped vegetables like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. Add some lemon juice to the mix, and you’ll have a breakfast salad that’s high in essential nutrients.


Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potato is one of my most recommended vegan breakfast essentials. This vibrant salad is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.

It contains kale, sweet potato, and quinoa that will help keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning. For an added boost of crunch and protein,toss  in some roasted almonds.


Grilled Zucchini and Bean Salad

Grilled zucchini and bean salad can make for a delicious and healthy vegan breakfast option. The salad is high in fiber, protein, and nutrients, which can provide sustained energy throughout the day.

To make it a complete breakfast, you can add some sliced avocado or a handful of nuts for healthy fats. 


Buckwheat and Apple Salad

This hearty and flavorful salad is perfect for those who like a bit of crunch and texture in their breakfast.

Simply cook some buckwheat and toss it with diced apple, chopped walnuts, and a drizzle of apple cider vinegar. The salad is not only delicious but is also nutritionally diverse and rich. 


Vegan Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

This salad is a great way to start your day with a burst of colour and flavour. Roast some beets in the oven, and slice them up with some fresh orange segments.

Crumble in some fresh tofu for added protein. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. You can also add in some mixed seeds like chia or pumpkin to this mix. 


Pumpkin and Arugula Salad

One of my favourites, the pumpkin salad is perfect for the fall and winter months, when pumpkins are in season.

Roast some diced pumpkins in the oven with a sprinkle of cinnamon and paprika, and toss with fresh arugula and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. You can also add in some quinoa to the mix to make it more filling.


Mixed Beans Salad

This breakfast option is easy to make and is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. To prepare the salad, combine together cooked beans of your choice like black, kidney, or green beans.

To this add chopped vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and parsley. Squeeze in some lemon juice and begin your day with this salad. 


Spinach and Mushroom Salad

This salad is a great way to incorporate more greens and vegetables into your morning routine.

Simply sauté some mushrooms and spinach in olive oil and garlic, and top with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. You can also add in some nuts such as pecans, walnuts or pine nuts for added crunch and nutrition. 


Quinoa and Berry Salad

This sweet and savory salad is a great way to start your day with a burst of flavour.

Combine cooked quinoa, fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries, etc., and chopped almonds. Mix them well and top with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Tofu and Cucumber Salad

Tofu is a great source of plant-based protein, and when combined with fresh cucumbers and a sesame-ginger dressing, it makes for a refreshing and satisfying breakfast salad.

This salad is not only filling but is also easy to make. A perfect choice for busy mornings. 


Edamame, Corn and Carrot Salad

This salad is loaded with plant-based protein and fiber, making it a satisfying and healthy choice to start your day. The combination of edamame, corn, and shredded carrots provides a variety of textures and flavors, while also delivering essential vitamins and minerals.

Simply toss the ingredients together and top with a light dressing of your choice. This delicious breakfast bowl will keep you energized for hours.


Tempeh and Broccoli Salad

Tempeh is a nutrient dense fermented soy product that can be a really good source of vitamins, minerals and protein for vegans. A tempeh and broccoli salad is a great way to start your day with a boost of protein and fiber.

Simply sauté some tempeh and broccoli in olive oil and garlic, and top with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.


Chickpea Salad 

Made with a mix of boiled chickpeas, diced vegetables, and a light dressing, this is one great option for vegan breakfast salad ideas. 

This bowl is very customisable and you can also adding a handful of roasted nuts or seeds for added protein and healthy fats. Serve the salad with whole grain crackers or a slice of whole grain bread for a filling breakfast.


Sweet Potato & Avocado Salad

Sweet Potato & Avocado Salad roasted sweet potatoes, fresh avocado, leafy greens, and a tangy vinaigrette dressing.

This salad provides a balance of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fiber which makes it one of the most balanced vegan breakfast salad ideas. This salad will keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning. 


Roasted Vegetable Salad

This salad is perfect for using up any leftover vegetables. Simply roast your veggies in the oven, and top with a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.

You can also add in this salad a protein source such as tofu, tempeh or seitan or serve this salad on a bed of freshly cooke quinoa. 


Fruit and Nut Chia Seed Salad

Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. This when combined with fruits, and nuts, makes for a delicious way to begin your day.

Combine chia seeds with coconut milk. Let it soak for some time and add to this roasted nuts and fresh fruit such as bananas, pineapple, kiwis, etc. 


Black Bean and Corn Salad

This protein-packed salad is a great way to start your day with a southwestern flair. Simply combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado, and top with a squeeze of lime juice.

This salad is high in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, making it a great choice for an active day. 


Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a vegan breakfast option that is both hearty and nutritious. It is made by combining roasted cauliflower, mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and toasted nuts.

Everything is tossed together in a zesty lemon and Dijon mustard dressing. This salad provides a good balance of good fats, fiber, and protein, which can help you feel full and energized throughout the morning.


Fruit and Nut Salad

This simple yet delicious salad is perfect for those who like a sweet breakfast.

To make the salad, simply combine fresh fruit like muskmelon, oranges, kiwis, etc., chopped nuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup. The light yet filling option is quick and easy to make as well. 

In conclusion, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious vegan breakfast salad ideas to choose from.

So next time you’re wondering what to eat for breakfast, try one of these tasty vegan salad options for a healthy and satisfying start to your day.

Rohit Panwar

Hi! I'm Integrated Nutrition Coach Rohit Panwar. I hold twin Certifications from IIN, New York & SAFM, Massachusetts. I am a passionate vocalist of holistic lifestyle and have fully committed the past several years to educate & empower people towards their wellbeing. Despite a successful yet hectic corporate stint of 21+ years, I have prioritised nutriment in my life. I truly hope my personal journey from illness to wellness helps everybody reading this forge their own path.