This High-Protein Vegan Salad Will Leave You *So* Satisfied

Feelings that completely suck: ending a stunner of a TV show with no idea what you’ll do next; breaking a nail and eating a salad that just doesn’t fill you up. We can’t solve for the first two but we’ve just about found a solution to the third pesky problem. A high-protein vegan salad that’ll leave you satisfied AND dreaming about wanting more? Sign. Us. Up. This salad, from chef Kerry Kilpin at Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 restaurant, ticks all the boxes.

Meet the chef: this recipe is from Chef Kerry Kilpin at Steenberg Hotel & Spa

The low-down on vegan protein

If you’re vegan (or committing to meat-free Mondays), know that getting good protein should be the last thing to concern you about your meals. High-protein vegan options exist in abundance. Find them in:

  • Lentils
  • Tofu
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Edamame
  • Peas
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp hearts
  • Peanut butter
  • Hummus

In this high-protein vegan salad recipe, you’ll find a few good sources of protein, which is a major key for regulating your hormones, boosting satiety and hitting those amino goals.

READ MORE: 9 High-Protein Vegetables That Will Fill You Up Fast

Why this salad is actually a game-changer

You might think of a salad as a side dish, but according to dieticians everywhere, half your plate should consist of vegetables. Think: spinach, broccoli, tomato, butternut… the options are endless. Vegetables contribute not only micronutrients like vitamins and minerals but also boost your satiety so you’re not hungry immediately (thanks to the high fibre content). This high-protein vegan salad also doubles as a meal on its own, thanks to the addition of healthy carbs in the form of barley, so it hits every nutritional need.

If you do it right, your salad should be filling, nutritious and damn tasty, too. And this salad is far from boring. It’s nutrient-dense, delicious and filling. What could be better?

READ MORE: 12 Restaurants In Cape Town And Joburg To Satisfy Your Vegan Cravings

Satisfying High-Protein Vegan Salad

For the salad bed

For the vegan hummus

For the herb dressing

Make the hummus

Make the dressing

Assemble the salad

This salad serves four to six people, so it’s perfect for Sunday lunches or to prep for midweek madness when your cooking motivation wanes. Just prep and enjoy!

READ MORE: How To Go Vegan: 15 Easy Nutritionist-Backed Tips

Michelle October

Michelle is the features editor at WH. She’s immensely curious about the world, passionate about health and wellness and enjoys a good surf when the waves are good. Find her on Instagram here.



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