This easy vegan salad will become your staple side dish! It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s cheap, and t’s delicious!

For the longest time, I’ve been advocating for salads to be more interesting, more versatile, and more filling. However, this easy vegan salad is the exception to that rule. It’s as simple as it is delicious, and it comes together in less than 10 minutes.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This easy vegan salad has ONLY FOUR INGREDIENTS. Can you think of a simpler salad?
  • Because of its very few ingredients, this salad comes together in minutes! You really don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to make this recipe.
  • It’s a perfect side dish for when you have last-minute guests!
  • On a hot summer day, this is a perfectly refreshing lunch option that takes very little effort!
  • An obvious advantage of only using 4 ingredients is the COST!
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How to Make This Recipe

Start by chopping your lettuce and squeezing fresh lemon juice.

Add romaine, lemon juice, and olive oil into a mixing bowl. Give it a mix.

Serve topped with nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Yum!

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Hack It!

  • Depending on whether you’re using this recipe as a side salad or the main event, it can be divided into 4-6 servings.
  • You can treat this salad like a taco. Prepare extra toppings, and let everyone add whatever they like to this healthy base.
  • Lime juice works just as well as lemon juice! You’re also welcome to use a different type of oil, e.g. infused sunflower oil, toasted sesame oil, or peanut oil.
  • Don’t throw away your lemon rinds! Make a gentle DIY kitchen cleanser instead! It will save you money on cleaning products, and your kitchen will smell amazing.
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The Recipe: The Easy Vegan Salad

This Easy Vegan Salad only has four ingredients, but is LIFE CHANGING.
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  • 3 hearts romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper, to taste



  • Combine the finely chopped romaine, olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle nutritional yeast, salt and pepper on top. Enjoy immediately.
Calories: 56.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.2g, Protein: 3.8g, Fat: 1.7g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g, Sodium: 126.5mg, Potassium: 229.5mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2.1g, Vitamin A: 114.6IU, Vitamin C: 43mg, Calcium: 25.5mg, Iron: 0.9mg