vegan salad with chickpeas, tomatoes, and avocado in white bowl

Vegan Hippie Salad + “Cheesy” Cilantro Dressing

We’re getting real crunchy with this salad! Superfood greens, veggies, chickpeas, and a tangy cilantro “cheesy” hemp seed dressing, this salad has everything you need for a healthy lunch option!

Where are my hippies at?

Okay, this salad isn’t technically for hippies, it’s for all the people out there who are craving a super healthy salad.

And what do I mean by super healthy salad?!

I mean, it’s loaded with only the best of the best ingredients. We’re talking healthy veggies, protein, and fats. All wrapped up in a vegan salad.

vegan tuna salad on whole grain bread on wood cutting board with white background

Vegan “Tuna” Salad Sandwiches

Mashed chickpeas, red grapes, celery, and sunflower seeds make up this simple chickpea salad recipe. Nothing fishy here with this vegan tuna salad recipe! Best of all, it only takes 10 ingredients to make.

vegan tuna salad on wooden board with celery and red grapes

It’s that back-to-school, brown paper baggin’ it time of year and even though I’m long past my school years (and I don’t have kids), I’m always on the hunt for simple and quick lunch recipes.

What I love about this vegan tuna salad:

  • Mashed chickpeas: High in fiber and protein but NO fishy taste 🙂
  • Vegan mayo: Healthier than traditional mayo
  • Red grapes: Add a nice texture and sweet element to the mix
  • Celery: A healthy crunch
  • Sunflower Seeds: Again, a healthy crunch and have an added dose of healthy fats
  • Dill: Dill just makes everything taste better (one of my personal favorite seasonings!)
  • Dill Pickle!: Yes, totally optional, but I’m a pickle fan and it adds a wonderful flavor and crunch
peanut noodle vegetable spring rolls in bowl with peanut sauce, lime wedges, and cilantro on light blue background

Peanut Noodle Vegetable Spring Rolls + VIDEO

Vegetable packed peanut noodle spring rolls -- Soba noodles covered in a peanut sauce wrapped up with veggies in a spring roll! They are the perfect healthy vegan lunch to take to work! #vegan #vegetarian #cleaneating #lunch #dinner #snack #asianfood #springrolls #peanutnoodles | mindfulavocado
Peanut noodle spring rolls are the perfect healthy vegan lunch recipe to replace your salad! Bring these to work for a delicious meal. Packed with veggies and saucy peanut noodles! #vegan #vegetarian #cleaneating #lunch #dinner #snack #asianfood #springrolls #peanutnoodles - mindfulavocado

Soba noodles blanketed in a peanut sauce topped with vegetables and wrapped in a rice paper roll! These vegetable spring rolls are to die for! Dip em in extra peanut sauce, you know, just for good measure. See how easy it is to make this healthy recipe even if you are a spring roll newbie!

peanut noodle vegetable spring rolls in bowl with peanut sauce, lime wedges, and cilantro on light blue background

Don’t limit yourself to salads as the weather gets warmer. Coming from a true salad lover, this shows how highly I think of these spring rolls.

Spring rolls are a great no cooking option and are PERFECT for lunch or dinner. It’s an easy way to pack all your carbs, vegetables, and protein in one little (or big) roll to take with you on the go. They are so easy to make ahead so you can have meals planned out for days. That leaves more time for you to enjoy the warmer weather!

stack of vietnamese spring rolls on white plate

Banh Mi Spring Rolls with Lemongrass Tofu

Ah yes, I present to you the holy grail of all lunch recipes! This Vietnamese spring roll recipe is THE meal to get you through the day and break up your sandwich and salad routine. Packed with marinated tofu, pickled vegetables, and fresh greens, you’ll be feeling full and satisfied for hours. Plus, they are actually fun to make!

pile of spring rolls on white plate with cilantro, and lemongrass
Whoop! Spring is here and that calls for some delicious spring rolls. Spring Rolls are completely versatile and you can get real creative with what to put inside of em. If you’re not familiar with a Banh Mi, it’s a traditional Vietnamese sandwich with meat and pickled vegetables. Spring rolls are also popular in Vietnamese culture so I married the two ideas…. genus right?