Enjoy the abundance of fresh spring produce with this collection of Spring Salad Recipes! You’ll find a number of spring salad ideas to keep things interesting all season long, including main dish salads, pasta salad, fruit salad, spring salad for Easter and so much more!

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There are so many things that I love about spring, aside from my seasonal allergies. 🙂 Hay fever is a small price to pay to see the green hills and gorgeous flowers in bloom, and spring offers such a great variety of produce as well.

I eat salads every single day, so they’re some of my favorite ways to utilize the abundance of amazing spring produce.

This collection of recipes isn’t limited to simple green salads. It includes everything from spring dinner salads, pasta salads, potato salads, spring salads for Easter and more.

There’s something for every occasion, and each salad may be customized based on your tastes, dietary restrictions and your favorite ingredients.

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Tips for the best spring salads

  • Seasonal spring vegetables and fruits are the best ingredients to incorporate into your spring salads. Because they’re in season, they’re more than likely grown locally and will be much more fresh and flavorful. See the list of seasonal spring produce in the section below.
  • Purchase your produce at a farmer’s market or look for signs that say locally grown in your market for maximum freshness.
  • Select organic produce as its sustainably grown and doesn’t include harmful pesticides.
  • Homemade salad dressings have a fresh flavor that will elevate any salad. See my collection of salad dressing recipes for inspiration.

Seasonal spring produce

The list below includes produce that is available anywhere from early to late spring. This list will vary based on the area that you live in.

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit)
  • Fava beans
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Herbs
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce (arugula, kale, spinach, spring mix, etc.)
  • Mushrooms
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Peas
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries

More seasonal salad recipes you’ll love

Spring salad ideas

This collection includes a multitude of salads made with seasonal spring vegetables and fruits that are great for any occasion!

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Asparagus Salad Recipe

This Asparagus Salad Recipe includes crisp raw asparagus, peppery radish and arugula. They're paired with creamy goat cheese, crunchy walnuts and a tangy lemon vinaigrette for the ultimate spring salad!
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Broccoli Kale Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Broccoli Kale Salad is packed with crunchy broccoli, crisp apple, chewy dried cranberries, red onion and hardy kale! It's tossed in a sweet, tangy lemon poppy seed dressing and it can be made completely in advance!
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Broccoli Slaw Salad

This broccoli slaw salad is packed with crunchy broccoli, crisp apple, chewy cranberries, and toasted almonds. It's tossed with a creamy coleslaw dressing and it gets rave reviews every time!
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Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Butter Lettuce Salad is tender butter lettuce, creamy avocado and crisp radish tossed in a tangy lemon dijon dressing.  It's clean eating at its best!
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Chicken Cobb Salad

This Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with juicy chicken breast, crisp bacon, blue cheese and creamy avocado. It makes a satisfying low carb dinner or meal prep lunch!
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Classic Coleslaw Recipe

This Classic Coleslaw recipe is addictively crisp, crunchy and is tossed in a creamy coleslaw dressing. It's made with just 3 ingredients and comes together in minutes!
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Easy Egg Salad Recipe

Easy Egg Salad is a creamy, flavorful homemade egg salad recipe that includes just 5 ingredients.  It’s perfect for sandwiches or lettuce wraps!
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Spring Farro Salad with Feta

This Spring Farro Salad is a hearty vegetarian salad packed with spring peas, asparagus, fava beans, feta cheese and the freshness of lemon and mint. It's great for meal prep!
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German Potato Salad Recipe

This German Potato Salad is the best potato salad recipe! Tender potatoes are tossed in a warm sweet, tangy dressing with crisp bacon and fresh herbs. Eat it warm or cold for the ultimate side dish!
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Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad is bursting with Mediterranean flavor! It's a healthy, satisfying vegetarian meal that's great for meal prep!
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Horiatiki (Greek Village Salad)

Horiatiki, or Greek Village Salad, will transport you to the islands of Greece! It's fresh, flavorful and finished with a simple drizzle of oil and vinegar for the perfect summer salad!
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Kale Cherry Salad

Kale Cherry Salad is packed with hardy lacinato kale, fresh cherries, spring onions, creamy goat cheese and is tossed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
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Kale Slaw with Honey Lime Dressing

Kale salad and coleslaw collide in this crunchy, addictive Kale Slaw! Ribbons of kale are combined with broccoli slaw, apples and sweet, tangy honey lime dressing. It's gluten-free, vegan and great for meal prep!
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Massaged kale salad with shaved parmesan and lemon

Massaged Kale Salad

Massaged Kale Salad is simple, delicious and perfect for every day. You'll find step by step instructions on how to massage kale and it can be prepped completely in advance!
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Mexican Caesar Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Mexican Caesar Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is crisp romaine with pepitas, tortilla strips and cotija cheese and a fresh, light avocado dressing. It’s a delicious south-of-the-border take on Caesar salad!
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Grilled Mexican Corn Salad

Grilled Mexican Corn Salad is packed with sweet, smoky charred corn and is bursting with fresh flavor. It's a versatile, easy side dish that's perfect for picnics and barbecues!
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Grilled Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Grilled Potato Salad is packed with smoky flavor, fresh spring onions and herbs, and is tossed in a tangy dijon vinaigrette. It's gluten and dairy free, and is the perfect summer side!
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Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad

Lemon Orzo Pasta Salad is brimming with seasonal vegetables, basil, creamy feta cheese and it's tossed in a fresh, tangy lemon salad dressing!
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Napa Cabbage Salad with Asian Dressing

Napa Cabbage Salad is crisp, crunchy and utterly addictive! This vegan salad is sweet, savory and tossed in an Asian dressing!
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Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing

Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tangy Lime Dressing is a fresh, hearty salad packed with black beans, roasted corn and tortilla strips tossed with a zesty lime dressing!
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Spring Mix Salad Recipe

This Spring Mix Salad is fresh and vibrant with crisp spring lettuce, sweet shaved carrot, peppery radish, creamy avocado and sunflower seeds. It's a healthy vegan salad that's sure to be a favorite!
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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

You can't beat this Roasted Beet Salad! It's packed with tangy goat cheese, juicy oranges and is tossed in a flavorful blood orange dressing!
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Salmon Nicoise Salad

Salmon Niçoise Salad will transport you to a French bistro! It includes crisp greens and veggies, wild salmon, hard boiled egg, potatoes and olives. It's tossed in a vibrant lemon vinaigrette for a healthy, satisfying main dish salad!
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Grilled Shrimp Louie Salad

Grilled Shrimp Louie Salad is classic shrimp louie salad with smoky grilled shrimp and fresh, creamy homemade louie salad dressing!
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Strawberry Fields Salad

Strawberry Fields Salad is juicy strawberries, chicken, bacon, feta cheese and dried cranberries tossed in spring greens and a flavorful balsamic dressing.  It's the ultimate loaded spring and summer salad!
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Strawberry Salad with Grapes, Feta and Walnuts

This Strawberry Salad recipe is brimming with juicy ripe strawberries, sweet grapes, feta cheese and toasted walnuts.  It's tossed in a flavorful balsamic dressing for a salad that appeals to the pickiest eaters!
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Easy Three Bean Salad

Easy Three Bean Salad is packed with hearty beans, fresh green beans, veggies and a sweet, tangy dressing. It's an easy side dish that's perfect for picnics, potlucks or lunch!
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Tropical Fruit Salad with Lime and Coconut

Tropical Fruit Salad is a delicious blend of tropical fruit tossed with fresh lime juice and coconut flakes with no added sugar!
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