12 Spring Salad Recipes
Fresh salad ideas for the season
It’s the season for tender spring greens combined in a variety of salads. You can toss greens with a simple vinaigrette, or you can step it up by adding seasonal treats such as radishes, asparagus, chives and spring peas. Add strawberries, almonds and other tidbits for an extra bit of flavor and color.
The greens in season for spring include arugula, Bibb lettuce, Boston lettuce, mesclun, spinach and mache. Look for fresh and bright green leaves, and store in the refrigerator for three to five days max.
Try this main-course salad that offers a shortcut of boiling fresh snap peas and shrimp together in the same pot to save on prep time. Toss with Boston lettuce, bell peppers, scallions and top with an addictive carrot-ginger dressing.
Roasted rhubarb is combined with honey for a deliciously different salad. Top with walnuts and goat cheese.
Drizzled with homemade vinaigrette, ripe tomatoes steal the show in this twist on the traditional BLT sandwich. French baguette slices smothered in goat cheese rounds out this delicious dish.
The addition of crisp, cool watermelon is perfect with this simple strawberry and blueberry fruit salad. Grated lime zest and fresh mint make it memorable.
Nationally acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa partnered with The Cheese of Europe to create this recipe of mixed greens with a delicious soy-truffle vinaigrette and slices of brie.
Sriracha and soy marinated tofu is grilled and paired with mixed greens and a Dijon balsamic dressing.
Shaved fennel pairs with blood oranges and a basic viniagrette in this fresh salad idea.
Tangy blue cheese, spicy arugula, scrumptious steak, and portobellos make Grilled Portobello-Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette a standout.
Feta dressing gives this salad a subtle Greek flavor. For a variation, try substituting your favorite fish.
If you've never had raw artichokes, then try them in this salad with crisp celery and salty Parmesan cheese with fresh mint.
Simple and fresh are the key components of this sugar snap salad with sugar snap peas, radishes and ricotta salata or feta cheese.