Are you looking to replace the comfort food that got us through winter with lighter, fresher ingredients? Salads are a great way to pack a lot of flavor and nutrition into your meals without weighing yourself down. Try these four “detox” salad ideas to get yourself into gear for the sunshine season! Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, these nourishing recipes are a sure-fire way to revitalize your system.
Arugula, Cabbage, Avocado Salad with Grapes This is simply the perfect medley of five fresh and flavorful ingredients. Cabbage gives crunch and color. Arugula lends a peppery bitterness. Grapes round out the flavor with a sweet, juicy bite. Lemon provides a tasty zing. And of course— there’s the creamy avocado. Packed with flavor, color, and a plethora of nutrients…need we say more?
Early Spring Roasted Vegetable Salad Roasting spring vegetables like asparagus, snow peas and cauliflower is a fantastic way to transition your winter favorites to lighter spring alternatives. Call this a hybrid. Throw these veggies over crisp lettuce with dill and lemon juice, and you’ll have a new springtime favorite.
Chopped Kale Salad with Thai Sesame Dressing Feel invigorated with this super simple chopped kale salad. Carrots and almonds give the salad a fresh crunch and the Asian-inspired dressing turns up the volume on flavor. Chop, dress, combine and eat!
Raw Broccoli Salad with Chili-Infused Dressing Go raw. Cooking broccoli can diminish some of its valuable vitamin content, so try this raw broccoli salad to reap the full nutritional benefits of America’s favorite cruciferous veggie. Crunchy walnuts and zesty, lemony dressing pair perfectly with this simple seven-ingredient pick. And it only gets tastier the longer you refrigerate it—whip this up now and it’ll satisfy for days.
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