8 Colorful & Healthy Salad Recipes You’ll Want to Make on Repeat

Go beyond the greens with your salad. Let spring’s renewal and fresh, blooming color inspire your salad creations without sacrificing flavor. Embracing fresh fruits and vegetables, we found these colorful salad recipes that look mouthwatering in a wooden bowl and are guaranteed to make you crave them weekly. They pack so much color, flavor, and nutrition that you’ll find it so easy to convince the entire family to embrace the season and eat healthily.

Here are 8 delicious and vibrant salads sure to boost your mood and healthy eating.

Bright Spring Salad

With the weather warming up in the spring, this light and bright salad will be bursting with texture and flavor as you put together the season’s best produce. Bright green asparagus, butter lettuce and arugula, sweet peas, crunchy radishes, and creamy avocados all make for a satisfying spring salad. Drizzle with a tangy herb dressing, top with delicious feta cheese, and sprinkle with toasted pistachios for that extra crunch.

Spring Green Salad With Vegan Apricot Vinaigrette

A surefire crowd-pleaser, this uber-fresh springtime recipe puts together some of the season’s finest greens, including butter lettuce and Upland watercress. Topped with snap peas, shallots, green beans, or asparagus, this crisp salad is packed with flavor and nutrition and looks vibrant against a warm wood salad bowl. The vibrant vegan salad dressing is tangy and slightly spicy, thanks to chopped dried apricots and Dijon mustard- makes for a tasty side dish for salmon or chicken.

Avocado Caprese Salad

Of the many ways we can think of using juicy tomatoes this spring, we’d say this avocado Caprese salad will be a big hit long as soon as the season begins. Put a creamy twist on this well-loved salad with chunky ripe avocados tossed with sweet tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella. Drizzle with a tangy vinaigrette that pairs naturally well with this chunky salad- also best served as a side dish to your grilled meats to balance them out with plenty of fresh flavors.

Spring Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, and Honey-Chive Vinaigrette

Bring out the sweet flavor of sugar snap peas and the peppery crunch of radishes with a delicately sweet and tangy honey-chive vinaigrette that only takes less than two minutes to make. In a large wooden salad bowl, toss these and combine with tender lettuce, such as butter or Little Gem, Season with salt and pepper, and then garnish with the chive pieces for a delightfully refreshing springtime dish.

Moroccan-Inspired Citrus Salad

A pleasing blend of bright colors and unforgettable flavors, this citrus salad combines dates, arugula, pistachios, mint, and toasted coconut for your next juicy, vegan salad fix. Packed with vitamin C, it’s your own sunshine on a plate! Feel free to prepare the salad ahead and dress it with a tangy citrus shallot vinaigrette right before serving on a black walnut salad bowl for that gorgeous contrast.

Honey-Garlic Chopped Chickpea Salad

Loaded with huge flavors and crunchy textures, this chopped salad puts the spotlight on protein-rich chickpeas! We recommend putting them together with crisp veggies, fresh cilantro, roasted nuts, and honey-garlic dressing in a cherry or maple wooden bowl for a festive, mouthwatering presentation.

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

From potluck dinners to family picnics, this is one irresistible salad you’d want to bring anywhere. A versatile medley of quinoa, black beans, bell peppers, onions, corn, and avocados, this Tex-Mex salad picks up plenty of color, texture, and freshness from this assortment of spring produce. Filling enough to serve a big crowd yet super easy to pull together, it’s one springtime recipe you can use for your main course or a side dish to pair with your favorite proteins.

Hearty Chopped Salad

This hearty salad is perfect for warmer days or nights when you’re craving filling meals that you can put together quickly. With a delicious blend of flavors and textures, this versatile dish calls for chopped spring vegetables like cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and lettuce. Don’t forget your ham, cheese, nuts, and legumes for that added protein. Use a large wooden bowl to let the ingredients come together with homemade vinaigrette. Customize with any vegetables you love best!


Want more colorful healthy salad recipes? Check out these 10 Best Chopped Salads you can prepare in just under 10 minutes!