10 Spring Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

Get ready for swimsuit season in the most delicious way possible

10 Spring Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat

10 Spring Salads You’ll Actually Want to Eat
Theresa/Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

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.

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.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Anna Voloshyna/Divine Cuisine

Toss roasted cauliflower with a sweet maple vinaigrette; walnuts and pomegranate seeds add some crunch to the mix.

Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Tomato, and Asparagus Salad

Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Tomato, and Asparagus Salad
Theresa/Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

Marinate flank steak, normally a tough cut of meat, to add lots of flavor and tenderize for this simple chopped salad.

Baby Kale Salad with Fruit, Feta, and Walnuts

Baby Kale Salad with Fruit, Feta, and Walnuts
Aaron Hutch/The Hungry Hutch

Baby kale is much more tender and easy to chew than the fully matured leaf; if you can’t find baby kale, thinly slice kale for this tasty salad.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
Kit Graham/The Kittchen

Roasted tomatoes have a deeper, richer flavor than raw tomatoes, and this warm salad is the perfect meal for those still-chilly days of spring.

Bacon Broccoli Salad

Bacon Broccoli Salad
Krystle Smith/Baking Beauty

A little bit of bacon and Cheddar make it hard for anyone to dislike vegetables in this picnic-perfect salad.

Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Prosciutto

Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Prosciutto
Alison LaFortune/Life a Little Brighter

Crispy prosciutto, sautéed mushrooms, and a healthy handful of blue cheese crumbles make you forget that this is actually a salad.

Spinach Salad with Za'atar, Dates, Almonds, and Fried Bread

Spinach Salad with Za'atar, Dates, Almonds, and Fried Bread
Abbe Odenwalder/This is How I Cook

A Middle Eastern-style salad that will wake up your taste buds with za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice blend normally made up of sumac, ground sesame seeds, thyme, and other herbs.

White Beans and Cherry Tomato Salad

White Beans and Cherry Tomato Salad
Dan Zehr/Platter Talk

Garlic and rosemary-infused olive oil dresses a simple salad of white beans and fresh cherry tomatoes that become more and more flavorful as the season progresses.