I admit, I love junk food with a passion. Everyone who knows me knows I don’t eat vegetables. What they don’t know is, I’m obsessed with salads. And after this list of spring salad recipes, you will be too.
Spring Salad With Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
If you’re like me, you like to kill two birds with one stone. Why not try a salad that gives you a serving of fruit as well? Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and half a cup of walnuts are the secret ingredients to this recipe full of healthy goodness.
Chicken Avocado Mango Salad
Who knew that a mix of chicken, avocado, and mangos could be so tasty? This salad is packed with protein with a side of a serving of fruit. The key to the delicious taste is a half cup of chili garlic sauce.
Lemon Poppyseed Broccoli Salad
Now this is a way to get me to eat my broccoli! This yummy recipe only takes 15 minutes to make but I bet it’ll be gone within 5. You get your fix of protein from the cranberries, almonds, and sunflower seeds. The poppyseeds and lemon add an extra sweet crunch!
Mediterranean Cucumber Chickpea Salad
This filling salad is packed with vegetables. It’ll make you feel good after eating junk food all week like I have. The main ingredients are sweet peppers, cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes, parsley, and feta cheese. You could even toss in some protein like grilled chicken or shrimp.
Tri-Tip Steak Salad
Yes, you read that correctly. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Steak? In a salad?” If you love your steak but want a healthier way of eating it, this recipe is a great option. If you’re like me and you don’t have an affinity for steak like the rest of the world, a great alternative is chicken. Or you could do away with the meat and get your protein from the toasted almonds and feta cheese.
Chicken Gyro Salad With Tzatziki Dressing
True story: the cafeteria at work was serving chicken gyros with tzatziki dressing. Of course I had never had a gyro and I had never even heard of tzatziki dressing. I opted to go with a turkey sandwich. It’s too bad because they were all out of sandwiches so I went with the gyro and it was absolutely delicious! So imagine this in salad form, I’m definitely going to be giving this recipe a try.
Chicken Penne Salad With Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Aside from junk food I’m a huge pasta fan. So how excited do you think I am to find a healthier alternative to getting my fix of carbs? I’m absolutely certain there’s no other way of getting me to eat sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, and baby spinach.
Kneader’s Cranberry Sunflower Salad
This recipe combines your choice of chicken or turkey breast, sunflower seeds, and sweet dried cranberries. I was never one for sunflower seeds. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating them but the spitting the shells out thing is too much work so this salad is a great way to boost my seed intake.
Shrimp Avocado Salad
There’s nothing in this world I love more than shrimp. Fried or sautéed, there’s no way you can stop me from eating it. Especially with avocado? I might have to try this!
Grilled Vegetable Salad With Poppyseed Dressing
I know I said I’m not one for vegetables, but how can I refuse when zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and yellow peppers look this good?
Which of these delicious recipes are you going to be giving a try? Let us know in the comments below!
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