6 Light, Fresh Salads for Spring

April 5, 2016 | By | Comments (10)

Warmer weather and the reopening of local farmers markets have us craving light meals packed with fresh produce. Enter these six quick, easy salads: eating your greens has never been so delicious!

Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Looking for a weeknight dinner that’s a breeze to throw together? Try this salad – it takes fewer than 20 minutes to make from start to finish!

Click here for the recipe: Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad

Red Quinoa Salad with Beets, Kale, and Parmesan

Red Quinoa with Beets, Kale, and parmesanWith not one, but two superfoods in the mix (quinoa and kale), this dainty-looking dish will stick with you all afternoon.

Click here for the recipe: Red Quinoa Salad with Beets, Kale, and Parmesan

Arugula Salad with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Arugula Salad with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

If you like your veggies on the spicy side, you’ll love this marriage of arugula and  chickpeas roasted with paprika and red pepper.

Click here for the recipe: Arugula Salad with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Roast Vegetable Tuna Salad

Roast Vegetable Tuna Salad

A hearty blend of squash, tomatoes, radishes, and potatoes makes for a meal that is as colorful as it is satisfying.

Click here for the recipe: Roast Vegetable Tuna Salad

Grilled Portobello-Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Grilled Portobello--Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Topped with flank steak marinated in a blend of olive oil, Dijon mustard, Champagne vinegar, hot pepper sauce, and garlic, this salad will delight even the hungriest carnivore!

Click here for the recipe: Grilled Portobello-Flank Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Deconstructed BLT

Deconstructed BLT

So this won’t be the healthiest salad you eat all year (we see you, bacon), but you deserve a treat every now and then, don’t you think?

Click here for the recipe: Deconstructed BLT

Thanks to these photographers for the beautiful photos (from top to bottom): Jennifer Davick (first two images and final image), Miki Duisterhof, Tara Donne, and Stephen DeVries.

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