7 Salads to Try This Season

After months of less than ideal temperatures (depending on where you reside), nothing is more welcoming than fresh weather. And with warmer weather comes produce at its peak. Fruits are ripe and sweet, and fresh vegetables have the best flavor. According to Huffpost: Life, the spring isn’t just for produce. Protein-packed selections like eggs are the best in the springtime, along with fresh “spring chicken.”
Since some of our favorites have started to reach their peak, including these foods in our diet can improve our eating experience. Flavorful salads are on the spring food radar considering many of the ingredients are at perfection this time of year. Many people believe salad is limited to only vegetables; however, that is not the case. A salad can be a healthy mixture of vegetables and other ingredients like fruits, nuts, dressings, meat, and even pasta
While all those ingredients may not be in the best shape during the springtime, there are some that can create the best salad mixtures. With that being said, keep reading for salad recipes that compliment the spring season!

1. Strawberry-Blue Cheese Salad


A perfect picnic recipe, this dish is comprised of unsuspecting ingredients that when combined together make a crunchy, sweet, and healthy salad. 


2. Creamy Grape Salad


Refreshing and sweet, this dish introduces a bizarre characteristic that isn’t common for most salads: its creamy texture. Ingredients such as softened cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract give this salad a sweet and soft taste. 


3. Green Goddess Cobb Salad


The Green Goddess Cobb Salad is one of many meal items on Panera Bread’s menu. This dish includes some basics such as lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions, but it is also topped with hard boiled eggs and bacon. 


4. Citrus Avocado Spinach Salad


With spinach as its base, this salad includes avocado that smoothens, while the tangy citrus sweetens to obtain the rich, clean flavor. 


5. Northwest Salmon Salad


This colorful and vibrant salad is packed with vitamin-rich ingredients such as salmon, lemon juice, lettuce, peaches, and hazelnuts. All of the Northwest's most favorite ingredients are packed into this dish. 


6. Honey-Pecan Kiwi Salad


The base of this creation is Boston lettuce, with a combination of peeled and sliced kiwi fruit and chopped pecans. The fresh lettuce blended with the sweetness of the kiwi and the pecans accentuate the flavor to fit the natural crispness of the season.


7. Watermelon Feta Salad


Freshly cut watermelon is one of the best fruits in the spring-summer season, and it is the base of this delicious recipe. With each bite, the watermelon combined with red onions, feta cheese, and mint leave a delicious taste of spring in your mouth. 

Have any other spring salad recipes? Share them with us in the comments below!

SOUL REPORTER | Shelby Wingate is a rising senior at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, Georgia. The extremely competitive athlete plays basketball and runs track for her school. While she does love sports, Shelby uses her competitive nature to excel in academics and will apply that same drive when she attends college to major in Journalism or Communications and minor in French.