During the spring months, you may not want to eat super heavy meals. With the sun shining and the weather warming up, light but satisfying meals are the way to go! These 15 salads that you can find on our Food Monster App will make the perfect spring meal – check them out!
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1. Spicy Broccoli Salad With Peanut Sauce
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This Spicy Broccoli Salad With Peanut Sauce from Kristie Williams-Yowell will make even the most blasé broccoli eaters swoon. It has charred broccoli, gorgeous red (and slightly spicy Fresno chilis), crispy garlic chips, toasty peanuts, a fresh sprinkle of cilantro, and a divine spicy peanut dipping sauce. All the elements of this dish come together to make one out of this world plate of veggie deliciousness.
2. 5-Ingredient Charred Zucchini Salad
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3. Zucchini Ribbon and Caramelized Hearts of Palm Salad
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This Zucchini Ribbon and Caramelized Hearts of Palm Salad from Tori Cooper is a salad like no other. It has a base of zucchini ribbons topped with sweet corn, blackberries, herbs, and avocado with caramelized slices of hearts of palm mixed in. The balance of basil, salty, sweet, and sour in this salad is near perfection!
4. Grilled Apricot and Endive Salad With Apricot-Mint Dressing
For a delicate dish with citrusy notes, look no further than this Grilled Apricot and Endive Salad With Apricot-Mint Dressing from Sabrina Russo. Set atop a bed of baby spinach, the bitterness of the endives balances perfectly with the sweet apricots and the apricot-mint dressing ties the whole dish together. Garnish with crushed, toasted hazelnuts for a nice, nutty touch.
5. Spring Salad With Cilantro Tahini Dressing
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This Spring Salad With Cilantro Tahini Dressing from Molly Ashworth is a simple salad made with massaged kale and arugula, topped with rainbow vegetables and a cilantro tahini dressing. The shredded rainbow carrots, spicy radishes, and pistachio nuts provide you with the right amount of crunch. What better way to get into the spirit of spring than with a big bowl of seasonal vegetables?
6. Eat the Rainbow Salad
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Oh, the dance of flavors in this Eat the Rainbow Salad from Clean Enough: Get Back to Basics and Leave Room for Dessert by Katzie Guy-Hamilton. It has earthy grated sweet potato mingling with the sweet and juicy grated or peeled carrots. A whisper of tahini adds a bit of creaminess to the otherwise vinegary concoction, rounded out with chamomile-scented pickled raisins and bright fresh herb!
7. Thai Chickpea Zucchini Noodle Salad
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Spiralized zucchini, slivered almonds, and fresh herbs are tossed together with a sweet and spicy Thai-inspired dressing. This fresh Thai Chickpea Zucchini Noodle Salad from Dara Michalski also gets a boost of protein from chickpeas!
8. Chioggia Beet Arugula and Quinoa Salad
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This Chioggia Beet Arugula and Quinoa Salad from Genevieve Yam is fresh and playful. Arugula, beets, quinoa, and pomegranates are tossed in olive oil and pomegranate syrup dressing for a light and fruity taste. This sweet and colorful salad is a lovely Spring lunch addition!
9. Greek Salad With Tofu Feta
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10. Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot and Cabbage Salad
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This warm, crunchy cabbage and carrot Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot and Cabbage Salad from Mira Manek is traditionally served as a side dish in Gutharathi cuisine. It pairs beautifully with bhakri, a more dense version of roti that is spiced with black pepper. However, it can also be served, hot or cold, with any Indian dinner!
11. Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette
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If you’re getting bored of salads get ready to get excited – this Bright Beet Salad With Quinoa In a Citrus Vinaigrette from Dana Sandonato is anything but ordinary. Ruby red beets are shredded, then tossed in a citrusy vinaigrette along with creamy chunks of avocado, carrots, edamame, hearty quinoa, and toasty pumpkin seeds. Then, the whole thing is drizzled with a tangy, lemony dressing that will rock your socks.
12. Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Grilled Croutons
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This casual supper Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad With Grilled Croutons from Simple Green Suppers features two delicious pairings. First, there’s the kicky flavor contrast of sweet summer peaches with brightly acidic vine-ripened tomatoes. Second, there’s the fun textural juxtaposition of juicy tomatoes and crunchy grilled bread. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar, lime, and maple syrup brings together all the flavor points in this colorful mix!
13. Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons
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How about adding some crunch and extra flavor to your salad with this Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons from Laine Rudolfa? Today we’re bringing you a very special and delicious pear salad recipe that has two creative tweaks – crispy chickpea croutons and lemon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s fresh, healthy and filling at the same time!
14. Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad
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These falafels on this Beetroot Falafel Rainbow Salad from Dani Venn store well in the fridge so you can pull them out when in need of a quick lunch or easy dinner, and they freeze well too. Serve with cashew mayo or a pesto for more of a kick!
15. Roasted Carrot Salad With Charred Scallion Cilantro Pesto
The roasted sweet carrots and caramel-y red onions paired with crunchy sweet corn in this seasonal Roasted Carrot Salad With Charred Scallion Cilantro Pesto from Zoe and Mia Lau is phenomenal. Corn kernels function as a healthier, cheaper substitute for the sweetness of dried fruits and the crunchiness of the nuts in salads. The charred scallion cilantro pesto is a sweet and vinegary sauce that is most commonly served with fresh seafood, but we think it tastes oh-so much better on this vegan salad.
Need more salad recipes? Check out 15 Super Light, Delicious, and Refreshing Salads You Need to Try This Summer and 15 High-Protein Chickpea Salads To Help You Get In Those Greens!
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