Healthy and Fresh Spring Salad Ideas

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Healthy and Fresh Spring Salad Ideasby greentipson.Healthy and Fresh Spring Salad IdeasAs the weather warms up more and more fruits and vegetables become available. This means more opportunities to enjoy delicious salads. Here are three tasty and healthy spring salad recipes to try.   #1 Strawberry Spinach Salad   Spinach is rich in nutrients, and the strawberries add a nice sweet touch to this tasty salad. […]
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As the weather warms up more and more fruits and vegetables become available. This means more opportunities to enjoy delicious salads. Here are three tasty and healthy spring salad recipes to try.

 

#1 Strawberry Spinach Salad

 

Spinach is rich in nutrients, and the strawberries add a nice sweet touch to this tasty salad.

 

Ingredients:

* 12 ounces of fresh baby spinach

* 2  pints fresh strawberries thinly sliced   Strawberry Spinach Salad

* ½ thinly sliced red onion

* Crumbled Chevre or goat cheese

* Chopped walnuts

Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:

* 1/2  cup  cider vinegar

* 1  table spoon  minced onion

* 1/2  teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce

* 1/4  teaspoon  salt

* 1  cup  vegetable oil

* 2  tablespoons  poppy seeds

* Honey to taste

Directions:

Combine dressing ingredients and whisk well. Toss baby spinach with dressing. Place on the serving plate. Sprinkle walnuts, strawberries and Chevre on top of the salad. Eat and enjoy!

 

 

#2 Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad

 

Avocados are packed with healthy fats, and they taste decadent. This salad is quick to prepare and tasty tool

Ingredients:

* 1 large cucumber halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad

* 2 medium tomatoes seeded and diced

* 1 avocado, diced

* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

* 1 table spoon lime juice

* 1 teaspoon Italian herb salad dressing mix or Italian mixed spices.

Directions:

To a medium bowl, add chopped cucumber, tomato, and avocado.

In a small dish combine olive oil, lime juice and herbs/salad dressing mix. Whisk until well combined. Pour over chopped vegetables and serve immediately.

 

#3 Tasty Nut and Pear Salad

 

This pleasant spring salad combines the flavors of both fresh and dried fruits with the savory flavors of nuts and Swiss cheese.

Ingredients:

* 1  (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce

* 6-oz. Swiss cheese

* 1  cup  roasted, salted cashew

* 1/2  cup  sweetened dried cranberries like CraisinsTasty Nut and Pear Salad

* 1  large apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

* 1  large pear, cored and thinly sliced

Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients

* 2/3  cup  light olive oil

* Honey to taste, approximately ¼ cup

* 1/3  cup  lemon juice

* 1 1/2  tablespoons  poppy seeds

* 2  teaspoons  finely chopped onion

* 1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard

Directions:

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller dish blend dressing ingredients until smooth. You can use a blender or whisk by hand, whichever you prefer. Dress salad according to your preferences. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Spring is the perfect time to adorn your table with a variety of salads. And preparing salads for lunch or dinner also helps you consume your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. Try these three recipes out next week and enjoy!

 

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