4 Tasty Salads to add color to your Spring
Butterflies, blossomed flowers and beautiful skies are all signs that spring has arrived. If you have lots of plans for this wonderful weather add these colorful springtime salads as a meal quick meal choice.
Mango Tango Spinach Salad
Green grass, sunny skies and a basket filled with food for the day contribute to a wonderful picnic. While preparing your picnic basket, don’t forget to add these delicious ingredients for your Mango Tango Spinach Salad. In your basket, pack a large airtight container for combining your mangos, avocados, tomatoes, onion, spinach, cucumbers and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Once all of your ingredients are combined, pre-toss until everything is evenly covered with dressing. After you’ve arrived at the park, top your salad with shredded mozzarella cheese, almonds and cilantro before serving. Enjoy this delicious salad on your beautiful picnic blanket.
Grilled Fruit Salad
Outdoor concerts can definitely be fun as the weather gets warmer. Make this sweet quick and easy Grilled Fruit Salad to keep you satisfied during the energetic night. Begin with your selection of fruit such as watermelon, pineapple, bananas and peaches. Before brushing your fruit with orange ginger dressing, peel and slice the fruit accordingly. Place the fruit on the grill. Rotate the fruit on each side until grill marks appear. After you’ve removed the fruit from the grill, let cool and cut into bite-sized pieces. Then, drizzle the remaining orange ginger dressing and honey over fruit. Lastly, sprinkle cinnamon over fruit then thoroughly toss. Pack this grilled salad in a cooler and serve chilled as you get hungry throughout the night.
Cajun Chicken Salad
After work, enjoy your newly bloomed trees as you watch the sunset on your porch while munching on this Cajun Chicken Salad as a quick and light pre-dinner option. Start by seasoning your boneless chicken breasts with Cajun spices. Then, grill or broil until the chicken is well done. On a salad plate, top your lettuce with olives, red peppers, tomatoes, onions and Chow Mein noodles. Separately, slice your chicken into thin strips then place them on top of your salad. Finally, pour your blue cheese dressing onto your salad. Savor this salad as you take-in the beautiful view at home.
Mixed Greens with Apples, Red Onion and Toasted Walnuts
Kite flying is a fun experience for the springtime. Include a Mixed Green salad with Apple, Red Onion and Toasted Walnuts to share on your kite day. First, place your walnuts on a baking sheet then into the oven for no more than eight minutes. Remove the walnuts from the oven after they have reached a golden brown. Next, take a large bowl to combine your diced apples, chopped onions, toasted walnuts, cherries, goat cheese and cherry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Lastly, toss your newly combined ingredients together then serve with refreshing drink.