Try these top spring salad recipes for a flavorful and nutritious meal.
Salads are one perfect way to eat healthy and be creative. As we all know, salad gives a high level of nutrients to your body like vitamins C, E, and folic acid, which are the key nutrients to a healthy immune system. You can never get bored eating salad if you mix up the ingredients and change dressings. Just add some seasonal fruits and veggies, try new dressings, and add meats to spice up the flavor. Let’s get creative. Here are some top spring salad recipes to try this season.
Spring Pea and Carrot Salad with Carrot Top Pesto
This spring pea and carrot salad is full of crunchy ingredients like snap peas, carrots, pine nuts, and feta cheese. The unique part about this salad is the dressing, which is carrot top pesto. Simply blend carrot top greens, basils, and pine nuts until finely chopped and mix with olive oil, feta cheese, and crushed red pepper flakes. If you can find small baby carrots, add it on the salad to make it more unique. It is a great appetizer salad before the main course.
Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Kale Salad
To all my kale lovers, this kale salad recipe is perfect for you. I love kale because of its tender, chewy texture and its slightly bitter, peppery flavor. I know many of my friends are not big fans of kale, but this might change their minds.
This salad is made with kale, quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, cremini mushrooms, dried cranberries, and creamy goat cheese. The dressing is balsamic vinaigrette, which will add so much flavor.
Have you ever had a salad based on broccoli? Neither have I. I am about to try this recipe tonight with my family. This broccoli salad is ideal for making ahead and having it ready to serve at any time. It is made with broccoli, dried cranberries, red onions, almonds, and pepitas. The ingredients are mixed with a lightly creamy, tangy dressing that is made with mayo, mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.
Spring Chopped Salad
A salad full of spring vegetables is a way to go. This spring chopped salad has corn, green beans, wax beans, tomatoes, red peppers, yellow peppers, red onions, cucumbers, and cilantro – so colorful! It is tossed with olive oil, rice wine vinegar, ground pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Grab a spoon and taste the fresh, delicious salad.
Chickpea Avocado Salad
There are many foods made with avocados like avocado toast, avocado smoothie, avocado dips, avocado roll, and avocado salad. As it is the perfect season to taste avocado to its truest flavor, let’s make a chickpea avocado salad.
This salad is made with avocado, chickpeas, cucumbers, red onions, baby arugula, and feta cheese. The dressing is made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon, and minced garlic. Avocado can never go wrong.