7 Spring Salad Recipes

Make the most of spring ingredients with these great salad ideas
Fiddlehead Salad
Arthur Bovino

Fiddlehead Salad

Whether you live in a city with seasons or a sunny place year round, nothing quite marks the coming of spring like the bountiful produce at the farmers market. Especially for those on the East Coast, the bright green spears of asparagus, stalks of rhubarb, and curled fiddleheads are much welcomed after months of root vegetables. 

Plus, if you're looking to eat better and make more creative salads, then this is definitely the time to do it. With so many options to choose from, you can easily pull together tasty and filling salads with just a few fresh ingredients. If you're looking to keep the salads vegetarian, adding ingredients like pine nuts or beans is an easy way to bulk up on protein. But these dishes also work well alongside grilled meats or fish for your next barbecue. 

Check out some of our ideas below, and please let us know if you have any go-to spring favorites of your own!


Pea Shoots, Radish, and Kumquat Salad

Finally, something to do with those kumquats I bought...

— Valaer Murray



Shaved Asparagus, Arugula, and Parmesan

I can't deny it, my mandolin still scares me a little...

— Yasmin Fahr



Pesto,  Peas, and Pine Nuts Pasta Salad

I can't remember when I first discovered the combination of fresh peas, lots of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and toasted pine nuts... 

— Allison Beck

Spring Pea Salad with Mint and Lemon

This recipe is everything a spring salad should be: easy, fresh, and light.

— Maryse Chevriere


Israeli Couscous Salad with Olives and Ricotta Salata

This refreshing salad pairs beautifully alongside grilled meats, fish, and vegetables... 

— Molly Aronica

Spring Sprout Slaw

The only drawback to this salad is that you can't make it year-round...

— Jess Kapadia


Grilled Shrimp and Fiddlehead Spring Salad

You want spring? You want  hope? You want optimisim? You want a  salad? I do...


— Arthur Bovino