10 Spring Salads for Weight Loss

Make hummus and pita look fancy with cucumbers, carrots, and mixed greens with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

Green Salad with Pita Bread & Hummus 

Avocado, buttermilk, and herbs make a healthy green goddess dressing for this cucumber, tomato, Swiss cheese, and chickpea salad. Grilled vegetables go well with it.

Green Goddess Salad with Chickpeas 

Instead of canned chickpeas, use dry ones in this healthful recipe. Deep-fried falafel is a grease bomb, but these pan-seared ones are crunchy in a few teaspoons of oil and just as tasty.

Falafel Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing 

Soaking the onion and toasting the cumin give this broccoli salad a more complex flavor. Serve with grilled chicken, pig, or fish.

Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad 

Use mild-flavored green garlic from the farmers' market in late spring or 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions and 1 small minced garlic clove to make this spinach salad a robust vegetarian entrée.

Greek-Style Spinach Salad 

This lentil, feta, and apple salad makes a filling vegetarian lunch. To save time, use drained canned lentils, but make sure they are low-sodium and rinsed.

Mixed Greens with Lentils & Sliced Apple 

This roast chicken and quinoa salad roasts mushrooms, carrots, and onions with garlic and fennel seeds. Cooking the quinoa with less water makes it fluffier and faster, perfect for soaking up the sherry-vinegar dressing. Serve with garlic-rubbed toast.

Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Quinoa Salad 

Asparagus, radishes, and scallions signify spring at the farmers' market (or in your garden). Use them to make a delicious spring salad mix and store it in the fridge to top with protein, cheese, and dressing for easy workday salads.

Spring Vegetable Salad with Asparagus & Scallions 

You may substitute freshly chopped basil or dill for cilantro in this huge salad, which is a beautiful way to include nutrient-rich beets and plant-based protein from edamame.

Green Salad with Edamame & Beets 

All the flavors, color, and excitement of a spring roll without the work! This rainbow-colored salad is made with fresh vegetables, shrimp, and whole grains and topped with peanut sauce for the ultimate fulfilling meal.

Spring Roll Salad 

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