Low Calorie Vegan Salad

Chef Danielle Miele , On March 20, 2023


This simple vegan salad recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. The kale, baby spinach, arugula, lettuce leaves in the salad provides plenty of nutrients and the thin red onion strips add a crunchy texture to the salad as well as a bit of tanginess. The almonds and cranberries add some healthy fats and sweetness to the mix. The balsamic vinaigrette dressing ties all the flavors together and makes this salad a tasty and satisfying vegan salad recipe.

Simple and delicious vegan salad recipe Ingredients

Vegan Salad Ingredients

Vegan Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of mixed greens (lettuce, parsley, kale, spinach…) washed and chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Simple and delicious vegan salad recipe Preparation

  1. In a large salad bowl, add the salad leaves, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and diced red onion.

    Slice the red onion

    Slice the Red Onion

  2. Drizzle the low calorie balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the salad and toss well to combine.

Enjoy this salad

Enjoy this vegan salad recipe

Enjoy this vegan salad recipe as a low carb meal or add some garbanzo beans as a vegan source of protein or some steamed brown rice to add some carbohydrates to this vegan meal.

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.