No springtime soiree is complete without a fresh salad. Here are 10 suggestions for awesome amalgams.
Now that it’s warm outside, the thought of heavy dishes probably doesn’t appeal much. That’s just one reason why salads are the perfect thing to make for spring soirees, in addition to the fact that they’re super easy to serve and are sure to please a crowd.
Take, for example, this yummy, seasonal Salmon and Asparagus Salad. It’s a complete meal, a surprisingly refreshing greens and vegetable combination made even better with the addition of maple-glazed salmon.
Want a seasonal salad sans seafood? Try this awesome Asparagus and Tomato Pasta Salad. All you need to do is chop up some veggies, cook up some pasta and mix up a simple vinaigrette and – voila! – you’re ready to join the party.
This Spinach-Strawberry Salad combines some of spring’s best produce. Also, tossing sweet, juicy fruit together with spinach is a sneaky way to get everyone to eat their veggies.
If you want to present your guests with something tasty and unexpected, consider making this Chicken and Strawberry-Spinach Salad. The mix of fruits and veggies topped off with a tangy dressing will most def have everyone asking how you thought of it.
Another hearty option is this Club Pasta Salad. It requires just a handful of ingredients, but somehow packs in tons of all-American flavor and texture.
People often neglect the importance of color in making an appealing dish – which is certainly not an afterthought for this Orange Avocado Salad. Arrange your avocado slices and orange segments in a sunburst pattern for a salad that’s easy on the eyes – and the tummy!
These individual Smoked Salmon-Avocado Sushi Salads are not only super adorable, but awesomely delicious, too. Better yet, you don’t need to have the rolling skills of a master sushi chef to make ‘em – just shape some sushi rice into patties and top with your salad.
If you’ve got some gnarly cuts of meat on the grill, think about serving it up with this light, refreshing Southern Citrus Salad. Just a little bit of sweetness is perfect alongside spicy, smoky pork, chicken or beef.
Got guests who aren’t big on veggies? Make this super filling Black-Eyed Pea Salad bowl to feed – and please! – a crowd on a budget.
Expecting a huge group of comrades? Toss together this Spring Greens Fruit Salad, a recipe specially designed to feed many hungry mouths.