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Recipe Corner: Fresh Spring Salad

As we welcome the arrival of spring, what better way to celebrate than with a light and refreshing salad bursting with seasonal flavors? This Fresh Spring Salad is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to nourish your body and energize your spirit. Let's dive into this vibrant recipe that embodies the essence of the season.



- 4 cups mixed greens (such as baby spinach, arugula, and mesclun)

- 1 cup sliced strawberries

- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)


For the Dressing:

- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

- Salt and pepper to taste



1. Begin by washing and drying the mixed greens thoroughly. Transfer them to a large salad bowl.

2. Add the sliced strawberries, fresh blueberries, and thinly sliced red onion to the bowl.

3. If using, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese and chopped walnuts or almonds over the salad ingredients.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey or maple syrup, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.

5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss everything together until well combined.

6. Serve immediately and enjoy the crisp, refreshing flavors of this Fresh Spring Salad!



- Feel free to customize this salad with your favorite spring ingredients, such as avocado, cucumber, radishes, or fresh herbs like basil or mint.

- For a heartier meal, add grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu on top of the salad.

- You can make the dressing in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just give it a good shake before using it.


This Fresh Spring Salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also a delightful way to savor the flavors of the season. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, side dish, or starter, it's sure to brighten up your table and leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. Cheers to springtime and the abundance of fresh, wholesome ingredients it brings!


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