25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Posted on Mar 20 2014 - 7:20pm by Nate

All winter long everyone eats high calorie foods and lots of meat that help in keeping their energy and warmth in the cold weather. So, by the end of the winter it is no wonder that many of you have gained a couple of pounds. Now, with the temperature rising, you need to get back the figure you had before the winter started or you might simply decided that you;ll feel a lot better without a few pounds. Before starting any diet, you must cleanse your body from the toxins you have gathered during the winter, and the best way to do that is by starting to eat more salads and less meat. Pick your favorite salad combo from our list of 25 detoxifying and delicious spring-time salads.

25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Radicchio, Peppers and Sprouts

We start our list with a very light and healthy salad with radicchio, red and yellow peppers, and sprouts. The sesame seeds and dressing give just the right amount of flavor and texture for those who may find the salad bland and the soy beans will keep you sated a bit longer.

RECIPE:
Radicchio, Peppers and Sprouts
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Watercress and Forbidden Rice Salad

With all its health and nutritious benefits, the watercress is a perfect choice for cleansing your body from winter accumulated toxins and giving it the vitamins it needs. To make this salad healthy and filling, add forbidden or black rice, edamame and some peppers, before topping it with a delicious ginger vinaigrette.

RECIPE:
Watercress and Forbidden Rice Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives

Though a vegetable full of healthy nutrients, the asparagus is not very loved or even tolerated unless is combined or prepared with something else. This salad will certainly fool many into eating asparagus and it also makes a great side dish for a fish meal and the heart of palm is great if you are on a diet, since its cholesterol and sugar-free.

RECIPE:
Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Tabouli

This spring salad recipe comes from Levant and it is traditionally made from chopped seasonal vegetables and bulgur, which is a type of fine cracked wheat. Tabouli is usually served as a side dish or starter, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t make a mean light breakfast.

RECIPE:
Tabouli
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Sunshine-y Spring Salad

If the weather is gray and cloudy, this salad will bring back the sunny smile to your face. A combination of berries, tomatoes, lettuce, pecans and cheese, you have everything your body needs for a spring day in one colorful and delicious bowl.

RECIPE:
Sunshine-y Spring Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Sprouted Spring Salad in a Jar

Now here is a fabulous party favor idea or a Mother’s Day gift: salad in a jar. You choose your vegetables, nuts and other spices, layer them so the bigger and heavier are at the bottom. Also, you don’t cover the ingredient with the dressing before you put the in the jar. The dressing sits at the bottom too, so it covers everything once you pour the salad out which while in the jar can last up to 5 days.

RECIPE:
Sprouted Spring Salad in a Jar
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Spring vegetable salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Beans are rich in fiber, which is important for the proper work of your digestive system. This salad contains several types of beans as well as potatoes, peppers and carrots, making it one fabulously filling and slimming summer salad.

RECIPE:
Spring vegetable salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Spring Panzanella

This popular Tuscan salad with bread went a little green. Instead of the tomatoes, this panzanella is meant to detoxify you and get those much needed vitamins. With green peas, spinach and asparagus, topped with baked pieces of spiced bread, this is one bowl has the best that vegetables have to offer.

RECIPE:
Spring Panzanella
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Spring Fava Bean, Quinoa, Radish, Avocado, & Mint Salad

This spring salad has such surprising explosion of flavors, that even if you dislike some of the ingredients, you will agree that it tastes amazingly good. The recipe is enough for four servings, but if it’s too much, don’t worry. The leftovers are great too.

RECIPE:
Spring Fava Bean, Quinoa, Radish, Avocado, & Mint Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Spring Couscous Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette

If your children are still causing you problems with eating their vegetables, try making them this tangy spring salad.A salad filled with spring vegetables made protein rich with the addition of the couscous. Don’t be surprise if they ask for second helpings.

RECIPE:
Spring Couscous Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Spring Berry Salad

Here is another perfect blend of everything nice: fruits, vegetables and nuts. The best way to enjoy this salad is if everything is freshly chopped and served, don’t spoil it by cutting the ingredients ahead of time. This filing and wholesome salad will bring surprise for your taste buds with every scrumptious bite.

RECIPE:
Spring Berry Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Roasted Edamame Salad

Edamames can be eaten raw, fresh or prepared in a variety of ways, but in the end they are a small snack with one big nutritional load, so it is no wonder that they are highly recommended in weight-loss diets. Here is a recipe you can try with roasted edamames, corn, tomato, red onion and garlic.

RECIPE:
Roasted Edamame Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Rice, Shiitake, Twirl of Carrots and Tofu

This fluffy, zesty and light salad is jut like having spring in your plate. The mushrooms and tofu give the salad enough sustenance to fill you up without leaving you feeling bloated or stuffed. Add this salad to your summer dishes menu as side dish or an idea for a light lunch.

RECIPE:
Rice, Shiitake, Twirl of Carrots and Tofu
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Red Cabbage, Carrots and Black Olives

One way to make your kids eat their vegetables is to make them more enticing, by playing with the colors. This salad is one good example, where the color combination of the vegetables gives the salad a playful look, while the dressing together with pieces of walnuts and mint, make it that much tastier.

RECIPE:
Red Cabbage, Carrots and Black Olives
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Ramp Salad with Lemon-Ramp Vinaigrette

Ramps or wild leeks are a variety or onions with an garlicky flavor, which is why it is not so popular for consumption in its raw form, unless you like a garlic-smelling breath. However, you will barely notice it in this spring salad mixed together with the grapes, pecans and tomato slices.

RECIPE:
Ramp Salad with Lemon-Ramp Vinaigrette
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Pear And Feta Salad

With spring come the warmer weather, the flowers, the insects and the allergies. Many people need to watch what they eat during this season, but pears are the one fruit that is safe to eat for anyone who suffers from allergies and even for infants. This recipe may be in Italian, but it is still a recipe worth trying out.

RECIPE:
Pear And Feta Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Mango Cucumber Salad

Who says vegetables and fruits don’t mix? This two ingredient salad is one hell of a way to refresh yourself once the temperatures reach scorching levels. This salad is best served immediately after making it if you want to get the full crunchiness of the cucumber, since after a while it wilts due to the dressing.

RECIPE:
Mango Cucumber Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Lightened Up Protein Power Goddess Bowl

Make this incredibly delicious, creamy, and tangy high-protein vegetable salad your favorite breakfast choice. It will leave you filling full and fresh until lunchtime or even longer and you will feel energized and fresh every morning.

RECIPE:
Lightened Up Protein Power Goddess Bowl
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Inside Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad

A Chinese spring roll has so many ingredients that although it is served as an appetizer in restaurants it can easily become a nice breakfast or brunch. But, why bother with the rice paper wrapping, when you can have all that spring roll goodness in the for of a perfect noodle spring salad.

RECIPE:
Inside Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Citrus Story

If you’re looking for a refreshing citrusy salad, here is one you won’t be able to resist. Grapefruit and avocado together with kale leaves and nicely chopped fennel bulbs, all topped with grapefruit honey vinaigrette; this mouthwatering salad is simply addictive.

RECIPE:
Citrus Story
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Citrus And Beet Salad With Mixed Greens

Beetroot is excellent for improving your blood, but some might dislike it since it smells like dirt. That won’t be a problem with this salad, where the beet is first baked o make it softer and served with vitamin-C rich citrus that not only gives a nice citrusy flavor but also masks the natural earthy smell of the beetroot.

RECIPE:
Citrus And Beet Salad With Mixed Greens
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Broccoli, Bell Pepper, and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Zesty Lemon Dressing

No healthy salad is ever complete without broccoli, so is this one. This filling salad has the best f both worlds, the nutrition of the vegetables and the proteins from the chickpeas and feta. Although it looks like it will take a lot of time to make this salad, it will actually take you less then 30 minutes.

RECIPE:
Broccoli, Bell Pepper, and Chickpea Salad with Feta and Zesty Lemon Dressing
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Arugula Strawberry Salad With Mayer Lemon Vinaigrette

The arugula, like many leafy vegetables, can be considered a superfoods. It is packed with vitamins A, C and K, has healing and detox qualities, and is a great substitute for spinach, if you need to raise your blood iron levels. Together with delicious strawberries and sliced almonds, it is a healthy and tasty salad.

RECIPE:
Arugula Strawberry Salad With Mayer Lemon Vinaigrette
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Apple Salad

It is rare for someone to dislike apples, so they are a good fruit to use in combination with something less flavorful or desirable, like the spring greens. Here is a salad that combines the sweetness of the apple with the saltines of the blue cheese, pistachios, dried apricots and that all comes together with a dash of cider vinaigrette.

RECIPE:
Apple Salad
25 Delicious Salads For Welcoming The Spring

Grilled Vegetable Wheatberry Salad

So, this is the end of our spring salad list. We tried to have something from everything so we could satisfy everyone’s tastes. For the last recipe, we suggest a salad with grilled vegetables. To get the full nutrient of every vegetable, it is best to be eaten fresh, but sometimes you just want more flavor and you can get it with this recipe. We hope you’ll enjoy it.

RECIPE:
Grilled Vegetable Wheatberry Salad