6 Beautiful Salads to Welcome Spring

Spring is *finally* here! After a long (LONG) North Dakota winter, this day could not come a moment too soon. Even though my house is still surrounded by mountains of snow, our recent trend of above-zero temperatures means that soon we will be witnessing the last vestiges of winter and I AM GRATEFUL.

To celebrate spring’s arrival, here are six of our favorite spring salad recipes, including our newest favorite feature from my weekly column in The Forum newspaper: Rainbow Layer Salad with *Mayo-Free* Buttermilk Herb Dressing.

As a self-professed mayo-phobe, this dressing is my homemade answer to ranch dressing – creamy, flavorful and beyond delicious, and made with an equal-parts blend of buttermilk, plain Greek yogurt and sour cream. Honestly, the Rainbow Layer Salad is really just an excuse to make this dressing.

Swimsuit season is coming soon, and just looking at these salads makes me feel a little healthier, a little thinner, and definitely ready to say good-bye to winter.

Give them a try and let me know which one is your favorite. Happy SPRING!

1. Rainbow Layer Salad with
*Mayo-Free* Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Rainbow Layer Salad collage


2. Asparagus Spring Salad
with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

Asparagus Spring Salad


3. Salade Niçoise
with Garlic Dijon Dressing 

Salad Nicoise redone


4. Mediterranean Steak Salad

Mediterranean Steak Salad 16-9


5. Symphony Salad
with Minty Orange Vinaigrette

Symphony Salad 16-9


6. Spinach Salad
with Warm Bacon Dressing

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad

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