Delightful Salad Recipes to Kick-Start Your Spring Detox
As the weather gets warmer and sunlight lingers later in the day, we've started to crave lighter meals. Yes, it's spring detox time, but salads needn't be sparse or bland. From zesty citrus dressings to hearty kale salads, these fresh recipe ideas are equal parts healthy and filling. Scroll down for 10 salad recipes to kick-start your spring detox and inspire a healthy new season.
Protein packed and full of flavor, this salad is a filling meal on its own. Not a fan of smoked salmon? Trade fish for roast chicken and top with the dill, caper and garlic dressing.
As the warmer months draw near, we can't wait to start tossing fruit in our salads. Try this kale citrus salad recipe for a new-season flavor combination. It's loaded with unexpected ingredients like pomegranate, red onion, cranberries, and green apple. What's more, kale is high in fiber and rich in vitamins like folate and magnesium, making it great for digestion.
The perfect side dish to complement a hearty lunch or dinner, this fresh pea, potato, and acidulated shallots salad is a healthy go-to. The real hero is the creamy dill dressing—a rich blend of raw cashews, dill, dijon mustard, and agave nectar. Prepare it at the start of the week and store this side dish in the fridge to give your meal a healthy spring makeover.
Once you've tried a spiralizer you'll want to transform every vegetable in your fridge into long, delicious noodles. The super handy chef's tool grates ingredients like cucumber or carrot into thin strands, making it a detox-friendly alternative to pasta or noodles. Give it a try with this chili lime cucumber noodle salad, which is served on a piece of watermelon dusted in chipotle powder for an extra-flavorful bite.
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