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4 Delicious & Healthy Spring Salads

Take your fresh salads to the next level by adding a zesty dressing, as well as seasonal fruits and veggies.

food

4 Delicious & Healthy Spring Salads

Take your fresh salads to the next level by adding a zesty dressing, as well as seasonal fruits and veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 lg. cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 12 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (3-4 leaves) fresh basil, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps

  1. Combine vinegars, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, feta, and basil.
  3. Add vinegar mixture and gently toss to coat.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed baby greens (spring mix)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Steps

  1. Combine vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined, and then set aside.
  2. Combine strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and greens.
  3. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa farfalle noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, shaved
  • 2 carrots, shaved
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste

Steps

  1. Combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, shallot, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine the noodles, asparagus, carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, red onion, and parmesan in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add dressing and toss to coat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sugar snap peas, blanched for 3 minutes
  • 4 small radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4-6 mint leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, mint, shallot, sea salt, and black pepper.
  2. Combine the snap peas, radishes, and feta in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add dressing and toss to coat.