As the season changes so do our meal plans and food cravings. Switch from the heavy, comforting soups of winter to these spring salad recipes for nutritious and delicious meals.
The great thing about these spring salad ideas is that they all feature in-season produce making them frugal and perhaps even homegrown.
Focus on Local Whenever Possible
For best flavor, focus on local spring seasonal ingredients whenever possible. This means that strawberries are likely available earlier in the south than they are in the north.
While greens have their own individual flavors, most can easily be substituted for one another in salads. Don’t have romaine lettuce? Use dandelion greens instead.
Spring Salad Recipes
MicroGreen Salad for Seasonal Eating
Microgreens are a great way to bridge the salad gap that often happen with seasonal eating. This is more of a process than a recipe and you can use whatever fruits and vegetables you have to make a fantastic seasonal salad.
Arugula Salad with Dried Cherries and Goat Cheese
You are 15 minutes away from this crowd pleasing arugula salad loaded with couscous, goat cheese, dried cherries, sliced almonds and crispy, crunchy crostini!
Spring Green Salad with Asparagus
This gorgeous Spring Green Salad with Asparagus is the best way to welcome Spring! It’s full of seasonal Spring produce, salty feta and drizzled with lemon dill vinaigrette. It’s perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day or bringing to a Spring party.
Pickled Egg and Beet Spinach Spring Salad
Spring is a time for renewal and this is a great way to change up an old favourite! The addition of these lovely, bright pickled eggs to the old beet and spinach salad is a sight to behold.
Asparagus Salad With Lemon-Chia Dressing
This colorful and light salad of asparagus, romaine, and radishes is topped with a creamy lemon-chia dressing and comes together in less than 20 minutes
Paleo Strawberry Spinach Salad with Rotisserie Chicken in a Mason Jar
Paleo Strawberry Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Rotisserie Chicken is gluten-free and Whole 30 friendly! We love how quick, simple, and healthy this lunch is to meal prep!
Green Pasta Salad with Edible Flowers – The Pasta Project
This green pasta salad is not only healthy, fresh and tasty, but the addition of edible flowers makes it very beautiful too! A perfect springtime recipe!
Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad
A healthy Chinese chicken salad full of crunchy veggies like cabbage, carrots, sprouts, and snap peas! Served with a light, flavorful soy sesame dressing!
Citrus, Beet and Miner's Lettuce Salad
Miner's lettuce is one of the first spring greens, with sweet, tender succulent leaves. Combine it with the last of the winter's citrus and you've got a killer spring salad recipe
Spring Vegetable Freekeh Salad
Spring Vegetable Freekeh Salad with Citrus Dill Vinaigrette highlights this unique grain with its chewy, smoky complexity, and delivers tons of flavor and nutrients. With English peas, radishes, carrots, dill and chives, it's a beautiful spring salad!
Spring Salad w Smoked Salmon & Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Combine all the goodness of spring veggies with a smoky and hearty flavor in this easy to make salad.
Radish Sweet Pea Salad Recipe
This radish sweet pea salad uses the sweet early spring produce. It even includes the greens and flowers, making perfect for vegetable gardeners.
Minty Pea and Almond Salad
This Minty Pea and Almond Salad is a healthy and fresh vegetarian cold summer salad recipe. It’s gluten free and made with sugar snap peas and lots of mint!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Monday 30th of March 2020
This roundup looks great! I am so looking forward to fresh spring produce. Thanks for sharing mine!