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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.

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12 Spring Salad Recipes

Shrimp and Snap-Pea Salad with Ginger Dressing

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.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Rhubarb Salad with Goat Cheese

Roasted rhubarb is combined with honey for a deliciously different salad. Top with walnuts and goat cheese.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Deconstructed BLT

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.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Minty-Lime Strawberry, Blueberry and Watermelon Salad

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.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Garden Salad with Soy-Truffle Vinaigrette and Brie

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.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Spicy Grilled Tofu Salad

Sriracha and soy marinated tofu is grilled and paired with mixed greens and a Dijon balsamic dressing.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Fennel Citrus Salad with Blood Oranges

Shaved fennel pairs with blood oranges and a basic viniagrette in this fresh salad idea.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Grilled Portabello Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Tangy blue cheese, spicy arugula, scrumptious steak, and portobellos make Grilled Portobello-Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette a standout.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Lemon Thyme Chicken Salad

Feta dressing gives this salad a subtle Greek flavor. For a variation, try substituting your favorite fish.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Raw Artichoke, Celery and Parmesan Salad

If you've never had raw artichokes, then try them in this salad with crisp celery and salty Parmesan cheese with fresh mint.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Sugar Snap Salad

Simple and fresh are the key components of this sugar snap salad with sugar snap peas, radishes and ricotta salata or feta cheese.

12 Spring Salad Recipes

Quinoa, Corn and Mint Salad

Mint adds a flavorful twist to this colorful quinoa salad. Serve with a grilled main dish to savor the sweet taste of the season.

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