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Salads are anything but dull when you think creatively! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spring salads and salad dressings to help you get inspired to try some new combinations and fresh ingredients.

Salad Recipes

a plate of spring salad with herb dressing

Spring Salad With Herb Dressing

By Maddie Augustin

Customize this zippy dressing with any combination of fresh, tender herbs like cilantro, dill, mint, or the fronds from your fennel bulb.

raspberry salad

Raspberry Arugula Salad

By Karen Olson

Dressed with a tarragon vinaigrette, this makes a wonderfully refreshing light lunch or first course.

Kale Caesar salad with salmon

Lightened-Up Kale Caesar Salad with Salmon

By Life Time

Kale is the star of this Caesar salad that packs a nutritional punch. A homemade Caesar dressing with a secret ingredient (cashews!) brings the dish together.

a simple green salad

SOMETHING SIMPLE: Little Green Salad

By Kaelyn Riley

Simple, healthy, and ready in just five minutes.

Dressing Recipes

classic French vinagrette

Basic French Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

A dressing that should be in every confident cook’s arsenal. Pair any high-quality oil with an acid (such as vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice), season, and you’ve got a simple and endlessly versatile vinaigrette that goes with just about any salad.

a jar of homemade caesar salad dressing

Classic Creamy Caesar Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

A classic since the 1940s, this dressing takes a homemade mayonnaise base and ramps it up with the strong, addictive flavors of garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese.

homemade strawberry salad dressing

Strawberry-Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

Fresh puréed strawberries offer a creative way to jazz up any salad.

a bowl filled with sweet citrus vinaigrette

Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette

By The Life Time Foundation Team

Top your salad with this zippy and tangy vinaigrette provided by Detroit Public Schools Community District, a partner of the Life Time Foundation.

Danielle Walker's maple cider vinaigrette

Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

By Danielle Walker

A little sweet and a little tangy, this homemade vinaigrette is sure to bring life to your next salad.

avocados on weather wood

Homemade Ranch Dressing

By The Life Time Foundation Team

Many store-bought dressings contain added sugars and unhealthy oils. Try this healthy, homemade version instead.

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