10 Spring Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

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Get ready for swimsuit season in the most delicious way possible
10 Spring Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat
Theresa/Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

It’s not hard to eat your vegetables when they taste like this.

If the start of spring has you in a panic about what will eventually become swimsuit season, you’re not alone. But you also don’t have to be subjected to endless days of boring salads with flavorless dressings. Find some salad inspiration here.

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Spring means lots of fresh produce arriving at farmers markets and grocery stores, which makes it the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with wonderful salads to celebrate the season, and here are some of the highlights:

  • Kit Graham of The Kittchen brings us caprese salad made with roasted tomatoes, the perfect meal for those still-chilly days of spring.
  • Abbe Odenwalder of This is How I Cook brings us a Middle Eastern-style salad that will wake up your taste buds.
  • This week’s winner comes from Theresa at Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine, who brings us a flavorful marinated steak salad with lots of spring produce.


All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

 

Tossed Fruit Salad

Tossed Fruit Salad

Sarah Flinn/Call Me Fudge

Mix sweet strawberries and apples with salty blue cheese and some lettuce and you’ve got a fruit salad you can eat for lunch.

Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

Diane Balch/Simple Living and Eating

Top tender broiled leeks with grated hard-boiled eggs and a bit of Dijon vinaigrette for a simple warm side salad.

 

Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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