Check out this delicious and nutritious spring salad that can be used as a great side salad, perfect for spring picnics or add some protein such as chicken, salmon or shrimp for a healthy and hearty dinner salad.


Super Fresh Spring Salad


1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

5 mint leaves

1 tablespoon crumbled goat cheese

¼ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds toasted

3 medium strawberries, rinsed and thinly sliced

5 spears asparagus, ends trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces

2 cups baby spinach


Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until it pops in color, 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon transfer immediately to an ice bath. Once cooled, remove and pat dry.

Using a food processor, crush or combine the mint leaves with the salt, oil and lemon juice until blended well and you have a dressing.

Arrange the greens in a bowl or on a plate. Top with sliced strawberries, blanched asparagus, toasted seeds, crumbled goat cheese and a good drizzle of the lemon/mint dressing.

Serve immediately.

Optional: Add some grilled chicken or salmon for a super healthy dinner salad

As always we offer a free consultation and introductory workout.  We would love to help you meet your fitness goals, contact us at 770-330-2126 or email

Paula Jamieson

Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutritionist, Exercise Therapy Specialist

Bodyrich Fitness Company



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