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