Just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you have to forgo fresh, flavorful salads in favor of soups and cold-weather foods. In fact, this is a great time of year for soup-and-salad combos because there are some really great fruits and veggies in season. The residents of our Charlotte, North Carolina apartments always appreciate our fun recipes, so we thought we'd share these seasonal salad ideas!
The stalky green familiarity of asparagus is particularly bountiful from March to June. Asparagus is characterized by a high volume of vitamins A and C, both of which are great for your body. It also contains a substantial amount of folate, which has been shown to play a vital role in the overall health of human beings.
A little Dijon mustard and lemon juice always pair well against a plate of roasted asparagus. When placed atop a handful or two of spring lettuce — and accompanied by freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this vegetable takes on a tasty life of its own.
Everybody's favorite red fruit starts showing its face when springtime hits. For a lot of people, strawberries are awesome all by themselves, but when you figure out how to form them into a complete meal, they're 10 times better.
Strawberries play very well with spinach. To incorporate crunch, add some ramen noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
A bit of crunch can make a big difference when you're eating ultra-fresh food. Sugar snap peas have a reputation for being super crispy when the spring season settles in. If you haven't considered subbing out lettuce for sugar snap peas, allow us to show you the way. These crunchy greens can really change the game when you're looking to add some texture to your plate.
If you think you don't like beets, don't discount them just yet. When prepared just right, they're earthy yet tasty. Roasting them at home only requires some olive oil, salt, and pepper. From there, the greens and dressings you choose to put on your salad are chef's choice.
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