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9 Spring Salads to Try

It might be the warmer weather that Spring brings or the fact that I’m sick of the same ol’ thing I’ve been eating all Winter long but for me, I always start craving salads in the Spring.  There’s just something extra delicious about a crisp salad this time of year.  There’s also a lot of fresh produce popping up that tastes amazing in a salad!  So to celebrate Spring and all things green, I’m sharing nine Spring salads for you to try!

9 Spring Salads to Try

I put asparagus on everything in the Spring! Spring Greens Bowl via Lively Table *click any pic to grab the recipe*

9 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Corn & Zucchini Pasta Salad

9 Spring Salads to Try

Peach & Walnut Salsa – pour this over some lettuce and you are good to go!

9 Spring Salads to Try

Chickpea Corn Salad via Brewing Happiness

9 Spring Salads to Try

Gluten-Free Tabbouleh

9 Spring Salads to Try

Coconut Mango Salad via Salted Mint

9 Spring Salads to Try

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad via FoodieCrush

9 Spring Salads to Try

Edamame Salad via Foodness Gracious

9 Spring Salads to Try

Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad via Proud Italian Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Gluten-free Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

What I think I love most about this tabbouleh recipe is all the fresh herbs and ingredients that it uses.  It’s also been pretty warm where I am and having a nice cool and easy dinner really helps!  Oh yeah, and it’s gluten-free including the lemon dressing (yay!).  Because gluten hides in everything!  Especially condiments and dressings, which can be a real pain in the pa-tootie if you can’t eat it.  Any-hoo, that’s enough complaining from my end, time to dig in to my gluten-free tabbouleh salad!!

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Gluten-free Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

 

Lemon Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup EVOO
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 5 – 7 sprigs of mint
  • 1 – 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pepper to taste

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Gluten-free Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

 

Tabbouleh:

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 sweet onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 can cannelli beans (drained / rinsed)

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Gluten-free Tabbouleh Salad with Quinoa

 

  1. Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and then place in a pot with the water, 1/2 onion and 3 cloves of garlic.  Once brought to a boil, turn down to a simmer and leave with lid on to cook.  About 15 – 20 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the water.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, chop up your tomatoes and cucumber and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, toss in all the ingredients for the lemon dressing.  It’s up to you how blended you would like the dressing to be.
  4. Once the quinoa is done cooking, mix quinoa, lemon dressing and other ingredients in a large bowl.  Cover and chill in fridge for about 2 hours.  Once chilled, serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Spring Salads to Try

There’s something about Spring that whispers, “eat healthy”.  It could be because the weather is warming up or maybe because everything is in bloom.  It’s difficult to pinpoint the specifics but either way, here I am making and eating delicious salads for lunch and smaller side salads to go with dinner.  I think the key to a great salad is making sure you take it beyond just the romaine, tomato, cucumber and balsamic.  Adding something as simple as avocado, or roasted brussel sprouts can take your salad from just okay to awesome!  Take a look at these 7 Spring salads that kicked it up a notch.

7 Spring Salads to Try

Citrus Salmon Salad via How Sweet Eats

7 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Romain Salad with Corn and Avocado via Floating Kitchen

7 Spring Salads to Try

Detox Chopped Salad via Pinch of Yum

7 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Veggie Salad for those chilly Spring days via The Endless Meal

7 Spring Salads to Try

Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad via Half Baked Harvest

7 Spring Salads to Try

Quinoa Superfood Salad via Lazy Cat Kitchen

7 Spring Salads to Try

Strawberry and Spinach Salad via Lovely Little Kitchen

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Cilantro & Lime Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cucumbers, very finely sliced (see photos)
  • 4 tablespoons minced cilantro, to taste

Instructions

  1. Dice the jalapeno and garlic and add to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Use a whisk to incorporate the 3 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside.
  3. Finely slice the cucumbers. Use a mandolin if you have it, but a very sharp knife will do the trick. (See photos below.) Add the cucumbers to the dressing and stir together.
  4. Finely mince the cilantro and add it to the bowl. Stir to combine. You can either let it sit in the fridge to marinate for a couple hours, or serve immediately.

Notes

Make sure that you let the salad sit on the counter for a little while before serving if it’s been in the fridge; the olive oil solidifies slightly when it’s cold.

 

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