A far cry from soggy mixed greens drowning in goopy dressing—solely serving as a promissory note that actual food is on the way—these are salads you’ll actually want to eat.
Filled with things like beans, fresh produce, and whole grains, these spring salads will fill you up and are loaded with enough flavor and crunch to hold your attention while the abounding variety makes each bite new and exciting.
The bounty of in-season vegetables and fresh herbs keep things interesting in this colorful salad, while the black beans lend a pop of protein and the lime, smoked paprika, and chili flakes kick it up yet another notch. Feel free to adjust the amount or type of vegetables as you like or use whatever you have on hand.
This zinger makes the most of what spring has to offer by combining the creaminess of chickpeas with the sweet crunch of snap peas and the refreshing bite of arugula. Plus, the ginger, garlic, and citrus harmonize marvelously with these flavors. Add marinated tofu or chicken to make it an entrée.
Perfect for those extra-hungry days, this bright salad sits on a fluffy bed of couscous. The couscous nestles into every forkful cradling crisp slices of pink-rimmed radishes, tender-slender pieces of asparagus, and chewy dried cranberries while the mint makes everything taste alive.