Easter comes when spring has just begun. The flowers are making an appearance and tender lettuces are just showing their first leaves. You might have a ham to bake or a plump chicken to roast but what makes the best Easter meal is fresh salads. Beautiful salads filled with color and texture. Spring salads made with crisp vegetables, plump berries, good olive oil, and freshly squeezed lemon. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Beautiful Easter Salads
Salads truly are the highlight of Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner. Today, I am sharing some of the tastiest salads for you to grab and create for your own family gatherings for Easter. The best spring salad recipes are just a scroll away! Enjoy!
Easter Salad Tips
Easter salads are truly spring salads served on a wonderful day for family and friends. In addition, it is the perfect time to show off pretty plates and bowls filled with fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts, and herbs. Read the tips below for showing creating the best Easter Spring salads!
Make Your Dressing
Do your best to whip up your own homemade salad dressing recipes. Most recipes will have instructions on simple vinaigrettes or ingredients that compliment the salad. However, just olive oil, vinegar, and a little honey or sugar work well with salad greens!
Up Your Salad Greens Game
Yes, we all know romaine and iceberg lettuces because they are familiar to prepare. But the lettuce world is vast and exciting, with color, textures, and flavors. Try arugula, red leaf, watercress, spinach, butter lettuce, and really shake it up with a mix of a few that you love!
Fall In LOVE With Herbs
Favorites often used in the kitchen are parsley, cilantro, and dill. Let’s not forget our gorgeous friends’ basil and mint, both come in a variety of colors, tastes, and scents. Fresh herbs are truly the queens of the salad world, unique, and a celebration on the palate with each bite. Need more herb salad ideas? Try thyme, oregano, lemon balm, and tarragon!
Learn To Love Variety
Yes, we all know the “garden” salad of our youth, available at nearly every restaurant in some form or fashion. This salad usually has some chopped lettuce, carrot slivers, tomato, a slice of a cucumber, a couple of red cherry tomatoes, and a handful of croutons, with your choice of bottled dressings. (Are your ears burning, you Ranch Dressing lovers?) Let’s shake it up! Instead of lettuce, give cucumbers or snap peas a chance to be the star of the show! Get wild, add fruit, nuts, cooked grains, and bread. Instead of heavy cream dressings, use olive oil and freshly squeezed lime or lemon as the dressings, and top this fresh goodness with toasted pita, or toasted almond slivers and dried cranberries. After all, “variety is the spice of life”!
Taste the greens, do they need more seasoning?
Don’t shy away from a little salt and pepper for the greens, or think outside the salt and pepper and try a hint of paprika with a squeeze of lime or Sumac, which has a lovely tangy flavor and tastes amazing on a salad!
Easter and Spring Salad Recipe Ideas
Enjoy this list of amazing Easter spring salad recipes. Grab ideas for your family’s brunch or dinner. Make a variety of lovely salads because this is a special time of year! We always have several healthy recipes on the Easter table. I make potato salad in an enormous glass bowl and it last there all of Easter weekend!
I will also include a couple of beautiful salads that eat like a meal! These are perfect salad for brunch recipes and salad for dinner recipes. Because honestly, green salads are amazing, but it is just nice to have a variety of beautiful Easter salads.
The Best Easter Salad Recipes
I hope you find some easy recipes for a delicious salad. And hope you discover simple and yummy Easter side dishes to fill your table with the joy of the season!