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Signature Salads: Refresh Your Spring Menu

Elena Harrington

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Mar 31st, 2016

Salad ingredients on cutting board

Welcome Spring with a light, fresh seasonal menu! Spring is a time of renewal with a plethora of fresh ingredients. Eating lighter, healthier meals is perfect for welcoming warmer temperatures with a new menu. Salads are a great way to pack more produce and nutrients into your diet. Refresh salads with quality Signature ingredients, new recipes and techniques. From chopped salads to lettuce wraps, lighten up your spring menu with quality ingredients. Try these 4 recipes to renew spring salads!

Incorporate Seasonal Ingredients

Balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary create incredible flavor with seasonal asparagus, tomatoes and avocado. Packed with nutrients and healthy fats, this light, fresh Asparagus, Tomato and Avocado Salad is perfect for lunch or a fresh side for dinner. Serve with grilled fish or chicken for a protein-packed meal.

Asparagus & Tomato 

  Transform the Classic BLT   

Lighten up lunch with a new twist on the classic BLT sandwich by making it as a salad with this BLT Chopped Salad with Avocado recipe! Romaine, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese create a hearty, delicious and refreshing spring salad. Packed with flavor and protein, this salad is a great option to fuel busy spring days.   

BLT Chopped Salad

Opt for Lettuce Wraps

Mix up the menu with this Easy Tuna Wrap! Go beyond traditional salads and opt for lettuce wrapped protein for another way to enjoy all the nutrients of salads in a wrap. This Easy Tuna Wrap is great for fueling busy spring days with light protein. Packed with protein and a plethora of vitamins, tuna is a simple way to add more heart-healthy fish into your diet. Experts recommend two servings of fish each week. Whip up this simple recipe for a light, refreshing lunch or dinner option.

Easy Tuna

Lighten Up Chicken Salad 

Lighten up traditional chicken salad with Mediterranean flavors served in lettuce wraps. This Greek Chicken Salad is packed with chicken, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, lemon and kalamata olives for incredible Greek-inspired flavor and nutrients. Swapping Greek yogurt for mayonnaise cuts the fat and adds protein to lighten up chicken salad. Often touted as one of the healthiest diets, opting for Mediterranean foods is a great way to incorporate lean protein, healthy fats and fresh produce. This lettuce wrapped chicken salad is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Greek Chicken

Celebrate spring with fresh, quality ingredients and light, delicious salads!

For more salad inspiration, go to our Fruits & Veggies Pinterest board!

 

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