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Need a spring salad? These recipes are bursting with the best seasonal produce: fresh lettuces, asparagus, radishes, and more.

Spring salad

In a season all about new life, what better to celebrate than a fresh spring salad? This season is bursting with new produce: tender green lettuces, spicy radishes, and vegetal asparagus. Throw them together with a tasty homemade salad dressing and you’ve got the green newness of the season…in a bite! Here are some of our top salad recipes for the season, starring everything from asparagus to romaine to butter lettuce to herby Green Goddess dressing.

And now…10 great spring salad recipes!

More for spring

Love embracing the season? Outside of these spring salad recipe, here are a few more seasonal spring recipes to use your produce:

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Romaine salad

10 Spring Salad Recipes


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This spring romaine salad is simple and stunning! It pairs the refreshing lettuce with creamy Green Goddess dressing and crunchy breadcrumbs.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 romaine hearts (about 8 cups chopped)
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Green Goddess Dressing (or Cilantro Sauce for vegan)
  • ¼ cup Italian panko*
  • Parmesan shavings, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop the romaine hearts. Thinly slice the radishes and shallot.
  2. Make the Green Goddess Dressing.
  3. Place the romaine on salad plates or a large platter. Top with the sliced radishes, shallot, and Parmesan cheese shavings. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with Italian panko.

Notes

*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb mixture that is airier and lighter than traditional breadcrumbs. It has a crunchy texture which is more satisfying on salads (breadcrumbs are much finer with almost a sand-like texture). “Italian” means herbs and salt are added. You should be able to find Italian panko or plain panko easily at your local grocery store (often they also sell gluten-free). If all you have is plain panko, you can season it: mix ½ cup panko with ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano and ¼ teaspoon each dried basil and thyme).

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Salad
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Spring salad

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. strawberry spinach salad, oh my, and the carrot salad too stand out for me, but would make every one of them! thank you