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Vegan Rainbow Power Salad

Have you hopped on the Rainbow Bandwagon yet?? The Rainbow trend has been going around for such a long time now that I couldn’t resist and decided to make my very own Rainbow Salad.

Vegan Rainbow Power Salad - power bowl filled with protein and antioxidants!

This colorful and delicious rainbow salad is not only vegan but also packed with a lot of protein. I have added a lot of fun colors to this salad – which is perfect for Spring and Summer.

The only chopping that I really did was cutting the bell peppers and lettuce. I was thinking of adding purple cabbage to this – but well, I’m not a huge fan of cabbage. So I decided to toss in some delicious blueberries which have amazing antioxidant properties. Also, the chickpeas or garbanzo beans are a great source of Protein – hence the name – Rainbow Power Salad!

I haven’t added onion in this salad. If I remember correctly, I think I got bored to cut an onion! Yes, guys – I get bored to cut even half an onion! But hey – if it’s going to save some time, why not right?

Now that spring has begun, I wanted to keep the dressing simple and light by making a light and zesty lemony-garlicky olive oil dressing. Ahh, the joys of clean eating! It can’t get any simpler than this.

If you aren’t a fan of garlic, you can skip the garlic from the dressing if you want.

 

Rainbow Salad

 

And then to make it even cuter, I mixed it all up and put it in this heart bowl and devoured it.

rainbow salad

 

So here’s how I made this easy and delicious rainbow salad –

Vegan Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients

  • Boiled Chickpeas - 2 cups
  • Yellow Bell Peppers (cut into small cubes) - 1/2 cup
  • Blueberries - 1/2 cup
  • Lettuce (chopped) - about 2 cups
  • Shredded Carrots - 1 cup
  • Salt & Pepper - as per taste
  • Dressing
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Minced garlic - 1-2 cloves

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, minced garlic and lemon juice and stir well.
  2. Chop the lettuce and bell peppers. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well.
  3. Add salt and pepper as per taste and your salad is done.

Notes

You can add more lemon juice if you like a more citrusy flavor.

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So what are you waiting for? If you love colors as much as I do, go ahead and make this delicious salad!! Now if only unicorns were real!

Now that I have had my fix of a Rainbow Salad, I’m off to find out whether unicorns are real!

Vegan rainbow salad

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