Now that Spring is finally here, it’s only fair that we share our favorite spring salads with you. Your friends and family will love these salads and you will love how easy they are to prepare. Salads are perfect for a quick lunch, a healthy snack, or a light dinner. Check out our ten favorite sensational spring salads:
Warm Spring Salad (via Oh She Glows)
This hearty spring salad is packed with good-for-you ingredients like quinoa, asparagus, strawberries, leeks, and peas. It makes for a delicious meal, perfect for lunch or dinner. Try adding some sunflower seeds or slivered almonds for added texture.
Fennel and Blood Orange Salad (via Refinery29)
Light and refreshing, this fennel and blood orange salad is the perfect flavor combination. Try this salad as a light lunch or as an appetizer with dinner. You could also serve it with poached salmon or grilled chicken.
Pea and Asparagus Salad (via Williams-Sonoma)
Perfect for a luncheon or side salad at dinner time, this pea and asparagus salad is simple, elegant, and delicious. Drizzled with Meyer lemon dressing, it is a great combination of sweet and tangy.
Rainbow Spinach Salad (via Fit Sugar)
This rainbow spinach salad is easy to make and requires no cooking at all. Start with a bed of lettuce and add fresh berries, nuts, orange (or blood orange) slices, and any other salad toppings you’d like. Voila! Lunch is ready in a matter of seconds.
Orzo and Broccoli Salad (via Sprouted Kitchen)
Made with whole grain orzo, pine nuts, broccoli, pesto, and avocado, this broccoli and orzo pasta salad is healthy and delicious. Try it with grilled chicken or serve it as a side along with your favorite dinner time meal.
Roasted Beet Salad (via The Healthy Chef)
This sweet and savory salad is perfect for spring. Complete with figs, roasted beets, and fresh raspberry dressing, it is great for lunch or dinner. I love adding a little fresh goat cheese to salads like this, it adds a nice finishing touch.
Red Quinoa Salad (via Gluten-Free Goddess)
Made with butternut squash, roasted pecans, and red quinoa, this spring salad is hearty and wholesome. The red quinoa will fill you up and keep you satisfied until dinner time and the pecans give a nice added crunch!
Nicoise Salad (via Serious Eats)
This salad is such a classic. Made with cooked then chilled green beans, potatoes, and egg whites, this salad is packed with protein. Top with tuna and anchovies (although I must admit I skip the anchovies) for a traditional nicoise salad experience!
Almost Spring Salad (via Eat Whats Good)
Made with avocado, cucumber, chick peas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, red walnuts, and cheese, this salad is hearty, healthy, and totally delicious for spring. I love the texture from the cheese, seeds, nuts, and avocado, and the salad is so colorful too.
Blueberry Feta Salad (via The Fig Tree)
Blueberry, feta, and toasted pecans make the perfect salad for spring! I love fruit in my salad and blueberries are packed with antioxidants and flavor. The pecans add protein and that crunchy kick while the feta balances the salad out. Top with balsamic for an instant favorite!