Springtime Salads

vegetable salad in stainless steel bowl

It’s time to say goodbye to hearty soups and heavy comfort foods and break out the healthy, crisp salad recipes! Springtime means lots of fresh fruits and veggies which make for plenty of yummy salads. See some of our favorite springtime salad recipes below.

Strawberry Salad

A little crunchy, a little creamy, and 100% mouthwateringly amazing, this strawberry salad is sure to become a family favorite!

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  • Container of fresh strawberries
  • Bag of spring mix
  • Candied pecans (or any nut of choice)
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Mix spring mix, strawberries, pecans, and goat cheese together in a bowl
  • For dressing, mix olive oil, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a jar and shake vigorously
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and enjoy!

Peach Salad

This salad is as sweet as a peach! This juicy, delectable dish can be served as a side or as an entree and will take you right from spring to summer.


  • 2 peaches
  • Bag of spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • Diced chicken


  • Mix all ingredients together and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or your favorite dressing (like lemon poppyseed)!

Arugula Salad

This arugula salad is crisp and fresh! The bitter arugula and apple are balanced out with salty prosciutto and nutty Parmesan cheese, making a perfect combination of flavors.


  • Sliced Granny Smith apples
  • Bag of arugula
  • Sliced prosciutto
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Add arugula to plate or bowl
  • Top with apple and prosciutto slices
  • Garnish with Parmesan cheese
  • Drizzle with EVOO and balsamic glaze
  • Enjoy!!

Mediterranean Salad

This Mediterranean salad is a little on the heartier side and makes a great springtime dinner for the whole family. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.


  • Cucumbers
  • Greek olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Bobs Redmill whole wheat cous cous
  • 2 Gilberts caprese chicken sausage links
  • 1/3 cup pearl mozzarella
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepper


  • Cook the cous cous in about 1/2 cup of water until absorbed and soft
  • Saut√© the sausage on the stovetop until cooked
  • Cut your veggies and place in a bowl
  • Let cous cous and sausage cool before adding veggies
  • Mix in mozzarella and season with fresh pepper
  • Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Toss and serve!

Thanks for reading! Which of these springtime salads makes your mouth water? Let us know xo.

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