I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She has 10 spring salads for us– lots of delicious ideas for everyone!
Spring Salads You Will Want to Whip Up
It’s that time of year where winter is almost over, spring fever is in the air, and everyone dreads the thought of having a bikini bod ready for summer. Get your body into a happy and healthy shape with the best salads for springtime. To all you salad lovers out there, this one’s for you.
- Blueberry Feta Salad
Any kind of fruit you choose to put in salad screams spring, but 10 minute Blueberry Feta Salad will give you all the spring feels you need. Blueberries are the perfect antioxidant your body needs to rejuvenate from winter. Top it off with poppy seed dressing and you have yourself an amazingly flavorful salad. This is a great salad to take with you on the go, or whip together last minute.
- Apple Cranberry Spinach
If you love a sweet and nutty flavor in your salad, you should try an Apple Cranberry Spinach salad. Nuts are a complimentary food to the sweet, fruity dressings, as well as spinach. The recipe suggests a balsamic dressing, but you could also pair a raspberry vinaigrette with this salad. It’s packed with fruit such as sliced apples, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries and slices of avocado.
- Full of Fruit Salad
When you think of spring, do you think citrus? You will after making a honey citrus dressing to go on a Spring Salad with mixed berries and candied almonds. Mixed berries typically aren’t mixed with a citrus flavor, but in this salad your mouth will water.
The dressing contains orange juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, vegetable oil and poppy seeds. The recipe even includes instructions on how to make the candied almonds yourself!
- Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Salad lovers who lack protein should try this protein-packed Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Quinoa Salad. Quinoa is known to have a bland flavor, so you will want to squeeze fresh lime and cilantro over the salad. Black beans give quinoa extra texture. This particular salad is great for your body, since quinoa is known to have many health benefits such as being rich in fiber and high in protein.
The salad is filled with flavor and is easy to adjust by adding more ingredients you know you love. No matter what you add to this salad, healthy has never tasted so good.
- Sweet and Spicy Mango Dressing
Wake your taste buds up from winter with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dressing topped on your salad. You can make this dressing with a freshly peeled mango, lime juice, orange juice, honey, cumin, garlic, salt, olive oil, cilantro, pepper and even a chili pepper if you want to make it extra spicy.
You can put this dressing over any type of greens you’d like. However, this dressing would go well over a fresh, spring mix salad with chicken and Mexican cheese.
- Blackberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad
This salad should just be called the “Three B’s Salad” because it’s as simple as that. The main ingredients are blackberries, bacon and blue cheese over salad. It’s a great salad for spring because blackberries are at the start of their ripening season. The recipe recommends a honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and includes the ingredients to make it right from your kitchen!
- Mexican Chopped Salad
Imagine a cobb salad mixed with culture and you’ve got a delicious Mexican Salad with corn, tomatoes, and black beans. The recipe calls for sliced jicama, cucumbers, cilantro and Monterey jack cheese. You also have the option to add avocados, which would be amazing in this salad. If you’re looking for a salad to get you out of the winter blues and ready for summer, this is the salad you want to eat.
- Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Say hello to spring vibes with a Mediterranean Chicken Salad topped with a lemon herb dressing. It’s only 471 calories with 23.7 grams of protein. What’s cool about the dressing recipe is that it doubles as a marinade, so you can use it to grill your chicken, then drizzle over the salad too. The chicken takes 15-30 minutes in the grilled marinade so you can prep the salad as the chicken cooks.
- Super Foods Kale Salad
For a nutritional salad full of everything your body needs, look no further than a Super Foods Kale Salad to give you the energy you need to conquer each day this spring. Kale is a great green to add to any salad because it’s low in calories and gives you the fiber you need, and the same goes for quinoa. You won’t be shy of texture with kale salad.
- Shrimp, Avocado, & Roasted Corn Salad
Two words. Shrimp salad. Doesn’t that sound like perfection in a meal? To make Shrimp, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad, you’ll have to roast the corn before you add in bacon and shrimp. A buttermilk pesto dressing made from Greek yogurt will give you a powerfully flavored salad.
There’s something so refreshing about a good meal, and the option to eat outside when the weather warms up after you’ve been stuck inside all winter long. Salad is a great, healthy option to eat to get you prepped and ready for summer. Do yourself a favor and save these great spring salad recipes. Turn up your spring vibes with these amazing salad recipes.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.