11 Spring Salad Recipes That Take Healthy Eating To A Whole New Delicious Level

Spring has sprung. Now it's time to up your vegetable game in honor of the occasion with some exciting new spring salad recipes. Tomatoes, onions, and croutons can only take you so far. This collection of wild (and enticing) salad recipes is all about taking chances. From seaweed and shrimp to chipotle and maple almonds, there's no shortage of zesty flavors to make your tastebuds smile. Refrain from buying ranch dressing your next trip to the grocery store, and opt for some new ingredients.

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Zucchini RIbbon Haloumi Salad

Who needs lettuce when you have zucchini? Nobody, that’s who. A Cozy Kitchen’s unique recipe proves it.

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Kale & Wild Rice Salad with Chipotle Maple Almonds & Zingy Currants

This salad is explosive in flavor, thanks to chipotle maple almonds and zingy currants. Follow A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ recipe for the ultimate tastebud experience.

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Spinach Salad with Roasted Beet & Parsnip Chips

Whoever said fruit and salad don’t mix was very, very wrong. Toss in some feta cheese, and it’s pure bliss. Don’t believe me? Try out A Pretty Life in the Suburbs colorful recipe.

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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Classic caesar salads from this day forward? Forget it. Not when they can have Brussels sprouts (a.k.a. the most delicious vegetable ever) in them! Check out A Better Happier St. Sebastian’s tasty recipe.

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Grapefruit, Salmon, & Avocado Salad

If you’re feeling daring, then there’s no better way to go than Adventures in Cooking’s fish and fruit route. It’s bold, but so is the payoff.

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Kale Salad with Pecorino, Strawberries, and Pine Nuts

Kale. Not only is it a superfood when it comes to health benefits, but it also tastes ridiculously amazing. Pair it with some pine nuts, percorino, and strawberries? No complaints here. This recipe comes to us via A Spicy Perspective.

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Sea Asparagus Salad with Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Seaweed, it’s the lettuce of the ocean, right? Apron and Sneakers’ recipe is about as creative as they get, and one worth trying out.

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Moroccan Beet Salad

Beets… you either love them or you hate them. If you love them, then Big Girls Small Kitchen’s salad recipe was made for you.

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Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad

Blogging Over Thyme’s roasted vegetable salad is as filling as it is flavorful. You can’t go wrong.

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Tomato, Peach, & Cucumber Salad

Looking for some crunch? Try out Branny Boils Over’s tangy and tart salad recipe.

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Salmon & Sweet Kale Salad

This salad is about as healthy as they get — salmon, kale, and dried cranberries. Just think of it as a delectable way to help your heart. Thanks for the recipe, Confections of a Foodie Bride.

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