Spring Salad Recipe- Paleo Poppyseed Salad – Spring Recipes

Spring is just around the corner and nothing says spring like a spring salad. Strolling through farmer’s markets and you’ll find an abundance of produce and spring vegetables just yearning to be used in delicious recipes. 

A dairy-free poppyseed dressing is the perfect compliment to this light, airy and veggie full spring salad perfect as a side dish or as a main meal with your added choice of protein. Add in nutrient-rich herbs like mint and this salad will be sure to get you in the garden and the kitchen!

Green Spring Salad

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups arugula
  • 4 oz snow peas
  • 4-6 stalks of asparagus, blanched and cooled
  • 4 sprigs of mint, chopped thinly
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 watermelon radish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • a dash of stevia or monk fruit extract, to taste

Directions: 

Dressing Preparation

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the poppy seeds, in a blender or small food processor. Process until smooth. 
  2. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  3. Store in a jar until ready to pour.

Salad Preparation

  1. Chop blanched asparagus into small pieces.
  2. Slice radishes in thin circles. 
  3. Put the arugula in a bowl, then add in the asparagus, radishes, avocado, walnuts, snow peas and then drizzle in the preferred amount of dressing. 
  4. Toss salad with mint pieces, season to taste with more salt and pepper, and serve.

 

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