Add the Spring Back into Your Salad

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Spring gardens, local farms, and markets offer nature’s gifts year after year, such as greens, berries, asparagus, radishes, and peas. What better choice can you make for your own health, than to dedicate a sizeable space on each plate this season to healthy and delicious salads? Have fun and get creative, trying new combinations of lettuce, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Add lean protein to your salad and enjoy it as a main dish. Salad is a great way to get multiple servings of fruit, move away from the tempting and heavy comfort foods of winter, not to mention that salads are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  Here are our favorite springtime salad recipes from


Pomegranate Chicken Salad

Spinach-Berry Salad 

Almond Chicken Salad with Asparagus

Fruity Spring Salad

Waldorf Salad

Fresh Fava Bean Salad

Strawberry-Asparagus Salad

Springtime Salad with Snow Peas, Cucumbers, and Radishes

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salads are so good and you can put allot of different fruits and veggies in them Report
These all looks so delicious.... I'm getting hungry Report
I love having fresh berries in mixed greens with pumpkin seeds and raspberry vinagret. Light and refreshing for lunch or dinner. Report
I tried the almond chicken salad with ROASTED asparagus (plus cherry tomatoes [roasted])... delicious!! Report
I personally do not consider it to be a proper dinner without some sort of salad. Report
Looks Delicious!!!
I have a lot of fruits & veggies, but never think of putting them together even though I have had a few versions like these... Report
Thanks for the wonderful recipes! Report
Ah, those looks so good! I'm going to the Farmer's market this weekend! Report
Can't wait to try these! Report
Some of these sound great.
I made it and it was good
Gonna make this tomorrow! Report
Those look so good! Report
Today I was inspired to make a strawberry, avocado salad with a raspberry dressing. Report
these look so good. too bad it is still snowing :( Report
Can't wait to try thees new salad ideas! Happy spring everyone :) Report
Love these and eat them but unfortunately also eat the 'junk'. 3 good meals, 3 'junk' meals. This is what I have to change. Report
interesting thx Report
Love these kind of salads . Report
Spinach, strawberry, walnut and orange salad! Report
I LOVE chicken, cranberry and walnut salad mix on top of my veggies! The best! Report
Thanks. Report
The almond chicken salad with asparagus looks great! Report
Many of these sound delicious, thanks! Report
Thank you for the salad idea's. Report