Say Hello to Spring With These 12 Healthy Salad Recipes
Spring is in the air, and with that comes arugula, spinach, avocado, mangoes, fava beans, sweet peas and lots of greens. There is nothing like a fresh salad, especially when the weather is starting to get warm.
Typically a salad is served before the main entrée, as a main course itself, or as a side dish accompanying the main dish. You can always use a little zesty flavor in your life, which is complemented perfectly in combination with a salad, especially because it comes from the Latin word salata, which means “salty.”
Salads have multiple benefits as well, including vitamin sources of A, C, and K, in addition to minerals, such as iron and calcium. Salads are paired nicely with wine. If the salad has seafood or poultry with a cream based dressing, it goes well with a riesling or albarino. Pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and other white wines go well with lemon dressings.
For crisp, crunchy spring salads to try this season, check out our roundup of 12 salad recipes perfect for lunch on a warm, spring day.