Garden Fresh Spring Salads

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner,Gluten Free,recipes,summertime,Vegan

Portland is having glorious 80 degree temperatures this week.

Perfection.

roasted garlic and raspberry salad

Roasted Garlic and Raspberry Salad

 

It is light, it is bright, everyone is happy, everyone is smiling.

I am wearing sandals, I am wearing sundresses, I am wearing shorts.

We are drinking fresh juice and ice cold beer, we are eating all kinds of fruit and vegetables. and we are eating salads.

Big beautiful entree size powerhouse salads. Vibrant flavors and bright colors, a mixed palate of textures and proteins and carbs. Filling and fresh, but light at the same time. With many opportunities to use my favorite celery ranch dressing.

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Salad of Living Watercress with Radish and Pear

 

Our salad tonight has spicy flavors Рthe greens were collards, Swiss chard, kale and spinach. Additional protein from black beans and some crunch from corn, with a fresh made salsa over the top. Spicy heat keeps you cool on hot days, did you know?

We are gearing up for a hot summer here, and I already have several salad ideas to share with you in the next month or so. In the meantime, I have collected some of my favorites and some good looking ideas from around the web – salads for spring!

Chipotle Tomato Mini Wedge Salads

 

To see the entire collection at once, visit my Garden Fresh Spring Salads collection.

 

 

SLIDESHOW SPONSORED BY FOODIE VIA GLAM MEDIA. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE.

 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison @ Clean Wellness May 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Salad season is the best! The bigger the better. And I am totally entranced by that video. So cool!

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2 oh holland May 2, 2014 at 12:03 am

That wedge salad would just hit the spot on these uber-hot days. But clicking through to the recipe on foodie.com, I see bacon in the ingredients. Surely that’s wrong -! Is it Bacon Bits or something else?

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3 Kristina Sloggett May 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

hello! yes, the bacon is definitely one of the soy-based bacon bits – here is the full recipe: Chipotle Tomato Mini Wedge Salads

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4 Heather @ Better With Veggies May 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

It’s salad season!! Not that I wait until spring, but they taste even better right now. That’s exactly why I picked watercress for MMAZ this month, we all get to eat fresh salads of some sort that way! :)

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5 Mary @ Mary's Test Kitchen May 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Those wedge salads look absolutely gorgeous!!! Nom!

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6 Carla May 13, 2014 at 5:32 am

AHH
I WANNA GET BACK TO PORTLAND…

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7 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm

the weather is SO BEAUTIFUL right now… :D

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8 Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner May 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

The chipotle wedge salad looks amazing! I put chipotle in everything. Yum!

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9 Kristina Sloggett May 20, 2014 at 3:09 pm

I do too! and as much as I love all my nutritious greens, every now and then I just really want iceberg! ;)

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