14 Fresh Salads That Celebrate the Best Spring Produce
The best of spring produce takes the spotlight in these bright and flavorful salads. Tender greens, crispy snap peas, fresh asparagus, juicy berries, and more — they all come together to make salads that are more than mere side dishes. Read on to get 14 of our favorite spring salads.
Deliciously Sweet Salad with Maple, Nuts, Seeds, Blueberries, and Goat Cheese
Sweet, juicy blueberries and creamy goat cheese are one of those flavor and texture pairings we just can't get enough of. You can adjust the sweetness of the dressing to suit your tastes.
"I love this recipe. It's quick, easy, and delicious. It's a very unusual combination of flavors, but when infused, it's like eating fireworks. All my taste buds are going wild with the freshness and variety of this refreshing salad." —BRENDA1958
Farro Salad with Asparagus and Parmesan
"I was a bit hesitant about this, having never cooked or used farro. However, it was really delicious! The chewy, nutty texture of the cooked farro was wonderful." —Barb the Bee
Sugar Snap Pea and Blueberry Salad
"When you combine tender sugar snap peas with fresh blueberries, a fruity dressing, and a bit of crunch from the almonds, you're in for a treat. This will make 6 side salads or 4 main course salads." —lutzflcat
"This was absolutely fabulous! We decided to add slivered garlic and a few red pepper flakes to the oil for a bit more zing. Nice and healthy, too!" —KATSJOHN
Rhubarb Spinach Salad
"This is a sweet, tangy salad with slightly wilted spinach. It comes together super fast and easy, with great results!" —Chef Matt
Chicken, Avocado, and Mango Salad
Lettuce cups are filled with savory chicken, tangy mangos, creamy avocado, and a zingy lime dressing.
Fava Bean Salad
"You can prepare this flavorful fava bean salad made with tomatoes, onion, and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil in minutes. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals." —SAFAD
"I grew up eating this salad; I loved it then and I love it now. My mom would get up early in the morning to pick the tender leaves from the backyard. She would then make a sweet warm bacon dressing that did a nice job of offsetting the slight bitter flavor of the greens." —LINDA MCLEAN
Spring Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
"A quick and easy salad, and so healthy! A delicious blend of fruit and greens. You can substitute goat cheese for blue cheese, pecans for almonds, and maple syrup for honey, if desired." —Web Spinner
Pineapple Rocket Salad
Rocket is another name for arugula, and in this salad, peppery arugula is balanced out with sweet pineapple. "This salad is perfect for warmer weather and is my favorite healthy recipe." —skonkle
Sweet Pea and Dill Salad
Rave Review: "An excellent recipe! I made this for Mother's Day and my mother wants the recipe. I added more peas than called for because I love peas!" —Floridacooker
Chef John's Shaved Asparagus Salad
"I made the recipe exactly according to the directions and video. It came out perfectly. I had never eaten asparagus raw before. The dressing tenderizes the asparagus just right." —KayL
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Strawberries and spinach are a classic salad combination, especially in springtime when strawberries come into season and new spinach is at its sweetest. Reviewers suggest adjusting the sweetness of the dressing to suit your tastes, and to wait to toss the salad with the dressing until you're ready to serve it up.