spring green salad

Healthy Spring Green Salad Recipe

Spring Green Salad recipe is a crisp, green, and delectable side that never goes out of style. Juicy tomato, fresh spring lettuce mix, and subtly sweet red onion combine for a veggie-packed recipe that works with nearly any main. 

Effortless to make and easy to pair, this salad recipe is worthy of putting on the weekly rotation.

spring green salad recipe
  • You can whip up this recipe for spring mix salad in just 15 minutes.
  • Spring green salad recipes are some of the most customizable sides out there. You can spice it up with different variations of dressings, combinations and add-ins.
  • This easy salad goes with everything—from yummy pasta dishes to grilled non-veg. dishes—making it the perfect side salad. 

Spring Green Salad Recipe

Prep. Time: 15Min. Cook Time: 15Min. Yield: 4

Ingredients:

  • 200g new potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 200g peas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g asparagus tips
  • 200g baby courgettes, halved lengthways and sliced
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, leaves torn
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp each of finely chopped fresh dill, chives and mint leaves
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions:

  1. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a small food processor or blender and process until smooth and emulsified. Season well.
  2. Cook the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for 10–12 minutes, or until just tender, adding the peas for the last 2 minutes. Drain and place in a wide, shallow serving bowl.
  3. Heat a large griddle pan or heavy-based frying pan until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the asparagus in a single layer. Cook for 3–4 minutes, or until lightly charred. Remove from the pan and add to the potato mixture.
  4. Wipe out the pan and add the remaining olive oil. When hot, add the courgettes, sliced side down, and cook for 3–4 minutes, or until lightly charred. Add to the potato mixture with the lettuce and spring onions.
  5. Stir the dressing then pour over the salad and mix well. Scatter over the pumpkin seeds and serve.

Nutritional Value: 255kcal.

spring green salad recipe

Storage

Once prepared, this salad will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 1 day. However, keep in mind that as it sits it will get soggy and the lettuce greens will wilt.

It’s better to make dressing separately and store green mix in another air tight container in fridge.

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Variations

Summer spring mix salad

Put a summery spin on your spring mix salad greens by adding other fresh vegetables, like mushrooms, peas or asparagus. Baked, air-fried, and even asparagus will add mouthwatering flavor to this tasty salad.

Add a Grain to the green mix

Simply add a cup of cooked quinoa, couscous, rice or even black rice to this combination salad to make it a complete meal.

Add a fruit and make it tangy

Nothing tastes better with salad than tart, juicy fruit. Make this salad with blueberry and goat cheese and relish.

What is a spring green salad made of?

Spring salad with roasted asparagus, artichokes, avocado, cucumber, radishes, fresh herbs, and a simple lemon dressing

What’s in spring mix greens?

A combination of different baby greens mix generally includes spinach, red leaf, oak leaf, radicchio, and green leaf.

Why are they called spring greens?

Spring greens are the edible young leaves or new plant growth of a large number of plants which are mostly fit for consumption.

How to make salad greens taste good?

Try adding basil, parsley, chives, thyme, cilantro, mint etc. Variations in dressing sauce also make the salad taste yummier!

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