10 Easy Salad Recipes For You To Try This Spring

Winter is almost over, and it is a good reason to add some lightness to your life- why not start by changing your diet and ditching those heavy meals that helped you to keep warm? Preparing homemade salads is not only a way of staying healthy, but it is also very easy! If you are a student or a busy young professional and you don’t want to eat to much of processed food, you have found your alternative. Keep in mind though, that not all salads are light, and that the dressing can quickly turn a salad into a large meal. The key to prepare a healthy salad is to mix flavours and textures – add some fresh cheese, croutons or nuts to your preparations.  Here are 10 easy spring salad recipes for you to try.

1. Italian salad

Want to go to Italy without leaving your house? We might have a solution for you. This colourful and tasty spring salad is ideal for this spring. Just mix all together some roquette salad, prosciutto, mozzarella, dices of red pepper and cucumber, cherry tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. And here you go, delizioso, right ?

2. Niçoise salad

This easy spring salad has all the flavours of summertime and holidays. Perfect to accompany a barbecue or a picnic, this light salad is composed of pasta, tuna, some mozzarella, tomatoes, pepper, olives, beans and fresh onions.

3. Chicken salad

The chicken salad is a classic of restaurants and is often quite heavy. A lighter version exists and you can easily prepare it tomorrow ! There are multiple variations. You can prepare it with broccoli for instance or quinoa. But for a light chicken salad, mix the chicken with celery, green and red grapes and almonds. Coat it with a mixture made of yogurt and brown mustard.

4. Sesame shrimp salad

If you’re a fan of Asian food, this easy spring salad is for you ! Very fresh, this easy spring salad is ideal to give your tummy a well deserved rest after wintertime. Just pan fry thin slices of chicken with some soy sauce and a handful of almonds. When cooked, add the shrimps, the chicken and soy sprouts to a mix of washed lettuce leaves, carrots, tomatoes and dices of cucumber. Add some more soy sauce. You can also add some pineapple to obtain a sweet and savoury blend.

5. Crisp vegetables with yogurt

Try out this original and refreshing spring salad. It is ideal for sandwiches or to accompany a barbecue. You will need some cucumber, tomatoes, apples, celery, radishes, cumin powder, yogurt and olive oil. That’s it!

6. Light potato salad

Perfect if you want a light and refreshing spring salad to eat on the go, at the office or at the cafeteria. Boil the potatoes and cut them into dices. Add them to some cucumber, cherry tomatoes and pickles. Mix everything with some Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cupped chives. Ready to go !

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7. Green salad

Green is the colour of spring and optimism. So why not prepare a Green salad? This easy salad will fill you up and add some colour to your life!
Boil 2 eggs for approximately 9 minutes in boiling water mixed with vinegar and cut them into 4 pieces. Put them aside.
Wash and cut 2 broccoli into same sized pieces. Put the broccoli on a baking tray and add some olive oil. Let it cook for 30 mins in the oven. Meanwhile, mix 2 tablespoons of tahini, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice , 2 handfuls of fresh parsley and 2 handfuls of fresh cilantro in a small bowl. Add some salt, pepper and mix it with a fork so as to obtain a creamy texture.
Put the broccoli in a large salad bowl, add to it some spinach, 2 avocados cut into dices, the hard boiled eggs, the sauce and mix it all together. Enjoy!

8. Mediterranean salad

This is THE spring salad. It’s name comes from the French Méditerranée. It is full of vitamins and ideal to feel energised throughout the day. Just mix some cucumber, yellow pepper and cherry tomatoes, onions, mozzarella, olive oil, lemon juice. You can add some black olives and fresh cilantro as well. And if you want, you can replace the mozzarella by feta cheese and you’ll turn your Mediterranean salad into a Greek one.

9. Detox Salad

In a large bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice together. Mix well and add the preparation to pieces of avocado and strawberry. Top the easy spring salad with some sesame seeds.

10. Energising fruit salad.

You will need 1/2 of a grenade, 2 oranges, 2 kiwis, 2 bananas, 2 handfuls of nuts, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of honey , 4 teaspoons of chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger. Peel all the fruits. Cut the oranges and kiwis into two, and keep cutting the fruits vertically. Cut the bananas in round pieces. Put all the fruits in a salad bowl. Add the seeds from the 1/2 grenade to the bowl. Separately, mix the honey with the
lemon juice, the fresh ginger and the chia seeds. Add the preparation to the fresh fruits. Mix it all and then add on top of it the nuts.

And voilà !

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