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21 Fresh and Flavorful Side Salads Perfect for Spring

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This spring we’re all about fresh and flavorful side salads! No more boring dinner vegetables allowed because if we want to eat more nutritious foods, they have got to taste good! These easy salads are the perfect sides to spring dinners.

Mediterranean Tortellini Pasta Salad

tortellini pasta salad
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This delicious Mediterranean pasta salad has it all! There is tasty tortellini, mozzarella balls, salami, plenty of fresh veggies, and a homemade vinaigrette dressing to tie it all together. It’s great for grilled meats or potlucks.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

 Quinoa Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

arugula quinoa salad
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Quinoa and arugula are the perfect flavor combination in this protein packed vegetarian salad! This colorful, flavorful, and crunchy salad is a delicious addition to any meal. The bright homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing will have you craving this salad again and again. Get the recipe: Quinoa Arugula Salad

Simple Lemon Kale Salad

lemon kale salad
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This lemon kale salad with crunchy breadcrumbs with a simple homemade lemon dressing makes a delicious side dish. You can serve it with pork, chicken, and seafood. Leftovers also make for a delicious, tasty lunch! Get the recipe: Lemon Kale Salad

Greek Potato Salad

Greek potato salad
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This Greek potato salad with green beans is made with just a few simple ingredients, and it’s so delicious the whole family is going to love it! You can serve this tasty salad with chicken, meatballs, or fish for a flavorful side dish to complete your meal.  Get the recipe: Greek Potato Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad with Feta

arugula and watermelon salad
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This tasty, fruit filled salad is made with just a few staple ingredients you probably already have on hand. You will love how the tangy homemade dressing compliments the watermelon, feta, and arugula in this delicious summer side salad.  Get the recipe: Arugula Watermelon Salad

Easy Napa Cabbage Slaw

napa cabbage slaw
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

We’ve been making this easy napa slaw recipe for years. It is the perfect summer salad side dish that goes with anything you might be serving hot off the grill. It’s also perfect for summer BBQ’s and potlucks too!
Get the recipe: Napa Cabbage Slaw

Kale Apple Slaw

bowl with kale apple slaw
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

If you are looking for a fresh, fruity, and crunchy side dish for your next meal then this kale apple slaw is it! This crunch flavorful salad is a perfect side dish for fall with pecans, apples, kale, and a homemade maple vinaigrette dressing for a variety of sweet, savory, and bitter flavors. Get the recipe: Kale Apple Slaw

Lemon Arugula Salad with Parmesan

parmesan lemon arugula salad
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This simple arugula, lemon, and Parmesan salad pairs with any Italian or pasta dish. It’s peppery, citrusy, and a little salty, making it the best side to a richer dish. You’re going to love it! 
Get the recipe: Lemon Arugula Salad

Citrus Beet Salad with Balsamic Dressing

citrus salad
Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This delicious and colorful salad is perfect for brightening up spring meals, and it’s a great combination of sweet, savory, and rich flavors. This salad is filled with veggies and fruits and it pairs perfectly with everything, so make it often! Get the recipe: Winter Citrus Beet Salad

Persimmon Arugula Salad 

persimmon arugula salad
Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This side salad is so good, you could even serve it on your holiday table! Persimmons, avocado, pistachios, feta cheese, arugula, and a homemade lemon vinaigrette all come together for an amazing tasty salad that everyone will love.  
Get the recipe: Persimmon Arugula Salad

Broccoli Salad

broccoli salad in a bowl
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This delicious broccoli salad is full of crunchy flavors and textures. This simple salad is quick to make and you can serve it as a side dish or as a main dish, and it would also be great for a healthy lunch. 
Get the recipe: Broccoli Salad


panzanella salad
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Panzanella is a great way to use up any stale bread instead of just throwing it out. Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, bell pepper, capers, and basil are all traditional panzanella ingredients, and if you have extra veggies on hand you could add those too.  Get the recipe: Panzanella

Radicchio Salad with Homemade Dressing

colorful radicchio salad
Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

If you are looking for a unique salad with sweet, tart, and bitter flavors then this side salad is for you. This salad also has plenty of crunch thanks to carrots, pumpkin seeds, and apple slices. The homemade dressing really pulls this delicious salad together.
Get the recipe: Radicchio Salad

Vegan Chickpea Salad

chickpea salad in a bowl
Photo Credit: Broke Bank Vegan.

This vegan chickpea salad is easy to make and it’s super tasty. This salad is full of protein, fiber, and flavor that you are going to love. Tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, parsley, and chickpeas are mixed with a savory homemade vinaigrette dressing for a delicious side dish for any meal!  Get the recipe: Vegan Chickpea Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlicky Crunch

tomato salad with crunchy panko
Photo Credit: Lavender and Macarons.

This delicious salad offers all of summer’s best flavors with heirloom tomatoes, red onion slices, and crispy Panko breadcrumbs. Fresh basil and a balsamic dressing pull it altogether for a salad you will love serving all summer long.  Get the recipe: Heirloom Tomato Salad

Apple Walnut Salad

apple walnut salad
Photo Credit: Broke Bank Vegan.

This ten minute apple walnut salad is full of fresh, juicy,and crunchy fall flavors. Toasted walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and crispy apples come together for a delicious, tangy salad that is perfect for a fall side dish you’ll love. 
Get the recipe: Apple Walnut Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

shaved brussels sprouts salad
Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet.

This tasty side salad is crunchy, sweet, tart, and flavorful! It’s a perfect winter side salad and you could even serve it on your holiday dinner table. Shaved Brussels sprout, Parmesan cheese, crispy apples, crunchy walnuts, and dried cranberries are all brought together with a tasty honey and Dijon vinaigrette dressing.  Get the recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Edamame Salad

edamame salad with radish
Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet.

This edamame salad is beautiful, colorful, and flavorful. Edamame, red onions, and radishes all come together for a delicious and nutritious salad. This salad goes from kitchen to table in just fifteen minutes.  Get the recipe: Edamame Salad

Shaved Asparagus Spring Salad

shaved asparagus salad
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

This shaved asparagus salad is the perfect side salad for spring brunches, lunches, and dinners. Shaved asparagus with radishes, almonds, and couscous, all come together with a lemon and mustard vinaigrette with a bright, fresh flavor.
Get the recipe: Shaved Asparagus Spring Salad

DK House Salad

green salad with cranberries
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

The DK salad is a staple in the Delish Knowledge household and it should be with its mix of healthy green, tasty veggies,and a homemade dressing that make this salad anything but boring! Try this tasty side salad out on your dinner table too.  Get the recipe: DK House Salad

Kale Crunch Salad

kale crunch salad
Photo Credit: The Urben Life.

This kale crunch salad is a copycat of the version that Chick-fil-A offers so now you can make it at home, anytime you want! Curly crispy kale, crunchy green cabbage, and roasted almonds are all paired with a delicious apple Dijon dressing.
Get the recipe: Kale Crunch Salad

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