There is something so exciting about spring produce. The fresh vegetables mean we can leave the root vegetables behind and embrace the bright and crunchy flavors. Plus, farm-fresh vegetables make the best bright spring salad recipes. The high-quality ingredients show off what fresh vegetables can do on a salad! Here are some of our favorite bright spring salad recipes to make for a seasonal dish!

Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

This Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad is absolutely packed with flavor! It’s a satisfying dinner with a variety of colors and textures, and the homemade honey mustard dressing is irresistible! It’s the perfect spring salad recipe to welcome in the season.

Go to the recipe: Crusted Chicken Cobb Salad

Kale Salad with Cheddar Cheese Crisps

Kale Salad
Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

Let’s be real — we all know that cheese is sometimes the best part of the salad. That stays true with this kale salad with cheddar cheese crisps. The cheesy bites pair with the fibrous kale to make a balanced bright spring salad full of tantalizing tastes and textures.

Go to the recipe: Kale Salad with Cheddar Cheese Crisps

Corn, Avocado, and Cilantro Salad

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There is no lack of fresh vegetables and bright flavors when it comes to this corn, avocado, and cilantro salad. The salad is typically a side dish. However, with the addition of a protein, like grilled chicken or shrimp, it easily can become a main dish, too.

Go to the recipe: Corn Avocado and Cilantro Salad

Cucumber Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

Spring means cucumber season is right around the corner. When those cucumbers are ready, pick them right off the vine, and use this recipe to make the perfect spring cucumber salad. The bright cucumbers pair with tangy vinegar and fresh herbs for a one-of-a-kind bite.

Go to the recipe: Cucumber Salad

Tomato Salad

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Sometimes, it is best to stick to a super simple recipe. Just look at this tomato salad, for example. The bright tomatoes highlight the fresh spring ingredients and make them the star of this bright spring salad recipe.

Go to the recipe: Tomato Salad

Pasta Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

This is the perfect Easy Pasta Salad Recipe! Loaded with veggies, it’s dressed with creamy bottled dressing to make your life even simpler. Don’t wait to make this classic, go-to summer side dish that never goes out of style!

Go to the recipe: Pasta Salad

Tortellini Pasta Salad

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Good luck having just one serving of this tortellini pasta salad. The cheesy pasta is paired with fresh vegetables and more cheese. Then, the dish is topped with a homemade red wine vinaigrette to create the perfect combination of tangy, savory flavors.

Go to the recipe: Tortellini Pasta Salad

Broccoli Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

This Broccoli Salad recipe is an amazing addition to your bright spring salad recipe rotation! Raw, crunchy broccoli, lots of salty bacon and cheddar cheese, and a creamy dressing will make this one a family favorite!

Go to the recipe: Broccoli Salad

Ramen Noodle Salad

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Leave the ramen soup in the winter, but bring the noodles into the spring with this Ramen Noodle salad. The noodles mix with crunchy raw cabbage, cashews, and sesame seeds to create a dish that is almost too pretty to eat.

Go to the recipe: Ramen Noodle Salad

Antipasto Salad

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If you tend to make several pit stops at the antipasto plate when eating appetizers, you won’t want to miss out on this antipasto salad. The bright veggies sit on top of a bed of lettuce, making it a great springtime meal!

Go to the recipe: Antipasto Salad

Taco Salad

taco salad in a white bowl
Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

A taco salad is always a good idea, especially for a springtime meal. Keep the springtime vibes going with this taco salad by adding some spring vegetables, like radishes or snap peas, into the mix.

Go to the recipe: Taco Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

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Love pasta? How about a tangy dressing? Salami, too? Then, chances are that you’ll be all over this Italian pasta salad. Add some fresh snap peas or asparagus into the mix, and this salad is ready for springtime.

Go to the recipe: Italian Pasta Salad

Egg Salad Recipe

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Salads come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Just look at this egg salad recipe as an example. Easy to make, the light salad is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Serve it with crackers, sandwich bread, or over a bed of greens.

Go to the recipe: Egg Salad Recipe

Potato Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

You’ll never want to buy potato salad from a grocery store again after you make this potato salad recipe. Red onions, chopped eggs, celery, sweet relish, and mayo join forces to make the salad come to life. It may seem like a random combination of ingredients, but they somehow work all together to form a delicious bite.

Go to the recipe: Potato Salad Recipe

Fruit Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

Vegetables aren’t the only way that a salad can shine. Show off your springtime fruit in the best way possible with a simple fruit salad. This recipe is great for a healthier dessert or first thing in the morning for a sweet start to the day!

Go to the recipe: Fruit Salad

Pea Salad

Kasey Schwartz / All Things Mamma

Peas are in their peak form in the spring. So, it only makes sense to make them the star of the show. This pea salad recipe highlights southern tradition, combining peas with bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese. It’s a combination of flavors that you never knew you needed.

Go to the recipe: Pea Salad


About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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