Happy Saturday! I am here this week with a round up of some great salad recipes. Salads of all kinds are a big favorite at our house; from main dish salads, to simple bean salads, warm salads and refreshing cold salads. No matter how involved they are, or how simple, salads are wonderful dishes we can always feel good about eating – especially with homemade dressings that are free from preservatives and unnecessary ingredients.
I hope you are inspired to make and modify any of these salads to make it your own! It’s 6 Salad Recipes for Spring.
Kelly is sharing 6 Salad Recipes for Spring
You can get the full recipe card for a dish by clicking the link at the end of each section
I had a couple mangoes to use or lose so today we have a summery, fun take on a Cobb Salad, Tropical Cobb Salad with Mango. This is a beautiful and irresistible main dish salad, I know because Alex and I ate the entire thing in one go, right out of the serving bowl! Are you ready to meet your new favorite summertime main dish salad? Let’s do it – Tropical Cobb Salad with Mango!
Today’s recipe is based on a classic Italian Asparagus Salad. Spring is such a magical time; the sprouting of flowers and leaves on the trees; the greening up of our yards, towns and cities. The arrival of more local produce at the farmer’s market, our co-ops and grocery stores. One of our favorites is asparagus, so today’s recipe puts asparagus on the main stage: Spring Asparagus Salad with Eggs.
I am kicking this week off with a Summer Bean Salad that is perfect for any cookout, potluck, or a plain ol’ summer Monday. Eat it as a salad, put it on toast! I had a vision of topping a hot dog or Bratwurst with this Summer Bean Salad. Is that weird? Regardless, this salad is a spin on the classic three bean salad; with two kinds of beans, cucumber, celery, tomato, red onion and a savory sweet dressing.
I have an easy composed salad, perfect for these super hot days. Melon and prosciutto go together like peanut butter and jelly; add fresh mozzarella pearls, basil and spicy arugula, and you have a great salad that is refreshing, rich and full of flavor. Simply dressed with balsamic glaze and olive oil, this salad is easy for two, and you can create a few layers for a group.
The first week of spring is here and I have an easy, delicious recipe for Sweet Pea Fritters. Butternut squash fritters are a common recipe in the fall, so I was really excited to come upon a fritter recipe highlighting gorgeous, green sweet peas. These fritters are flavorful and fresh, and you can’t beat that beautiful spring green color!
Last week we had a delicious Indian-inspired chicken and rice dish, and this week we have another chicken and rice recipe. Today, Herby Chicken and Rice Salad – a perfect summertime chicken and rice dish. We are using a store-bought rotisserie chicken, making this an easy, quick salad to throw together for a hot day’s dinner.
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