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Celebrate Spring With A Refreshing Salad

At the time I am writing this, it is a 65-degree February day, but tomorrow the forecast says a high of 29⁰ F! I'm embracing the Springtime vibe of today with this super delicious spring salad.

spring salad in 2 big white bowls on a wood cutting board

I don't eat a lot of salads in the winter. When it's cold outside, I prefer vegetable soups. But, as soon as I feel the weather shifting, my body craves the freshness of salad.

While nobody really needs a recipe for a green salad, I came upon this one for a Bright Spring Salad Recipe from one of my favorite food blogs, Love and Lemons and it inspired me to pull out the salad bowl!

The Ingredients

This salad is full of Springtime bounty. Baby greens, asparagus, radishes, peas, and fresh herbs are combined with the healthy fat of avocados and the crunch of protein-rich pistachios and roasted chickpeas. Top it off with a beautiful, herby dressing and the salty bite of some crumbled feta. Oh yeah, now I'm hungry!

Watch Me Make It

Variations & Additions

This recipe is delicious as written. However, depending on what you like and what you have in your fridge and pantry, you might find you need or want to change it up just a little.

Greens - the recipe just calls for salad greens, so this is an opportunity for variation. Try baby greens, a spring mix, chard, spinach, bib lettuce, baby arugula, etc.

Veggies - frozen peas make this super simple, but you could also grab a handful of snow peas. Add in any veggies you like - scallions, shredded carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, fiddlehead ferns, ramps, mushrooms, pickled beets, etc. All of these would be delicious.

Cheese - I love the feta in this salad, but if feta is not your thing, use any cheese you like or have on hand. (or skip the cheese altogether!)

Nuts & Beans - Pistachios taste great and elevate this salad. But, they can be pricy, so feel free to use something a little less expensive like almonds or sunflower seeds. I love the crunchy texture of the roasted chick peas, but if you don't have time to roast them, use them right out of the can. Or, use a different bean like cannellini.

Protein - if you want to add more protein to the salad, add boiled eggs, chunks of chicken or tuna, shrimp, or even a scoop of quinoa.

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A Pinterest graphic showing a spring salad in a white bowl on a wooden cutting board



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