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There’s no way you’ll be thinking of salads during Easter.
Everyone’s usually focused on searching for simple Easter desserts to serve for the sweet tooth or the egg-hunting festivities!
You might even skip serving salad because they seem so… blah.
But let me stop you right there.
Salads don’t deserve to be stereotyped as icky and boring just because vegetables are major elements.
They are versatile and with the right ingredients, you can make a delicious meal out of them that even kids can love.
20 Easter Salad Recipes
That’s why I always love to prepare salads during Easter.
It’s one way to get veggies into our systems while still enjoying a sumptuous feast of roast lamb, hot cross buns, and more.
You’ll also be surprised that salads can be made into fun bunny-themed foods to make for Easter!
So, if you’re looking for easy Easter brunch and lunch ideas, check out these amazing salad recipes.
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1. Chickpea Spinach Salad
I regard chickpea spinach salads as one of the best Easter salad recipes because of how healthy and refreshing they are!
Plus, did you know that chicks are an important symbol for Easter signifying new life? That’s why it’s a great idea to highlight chickpeas in your salad.
2. Spinach, Arugula, Cranberry, and Walnut Salad
If you ask me, this is the perfect vegetarian recipe that will brighten up any dining table.
The cranberries’ sweet, tart flavors worked well with arugula’s slight bitterness.
3. Vegetarian Italian Salad
You aren’t limited to serving Italian chopped salad on Easter, you can even have it for No Meat Mondays!
In my opinion, the heart of any salad isn’t vegetables, it’s a good dressing that binds all ingredients.
Your guests will love your Italian vinaigrette, which has a hint of sweetness to counteract the slight acidity.
4. Arugula Salad
Arugula salads are the perfect Easter appetizer to start the feast.
Sure, some people may not be scrambling for a handful of arugula. However, a simple lemon and olive oil dressing will elevate the arugula’s flavor.
5. Easter Fruit Salad
Salad isn’t all about vegetables and savory elements, fruit salads are also extremely popular to serve as appetizers or sides.
Heck, you can serve them as a healthy dessert. We know your kids will love salads as their little snack, too!
6. Green Bean Salad
Are you keen on preparing Easter green salad recipes? Rather than typical spinach, lettuce, kale, or arugula on salads, make green beans your star of the show!
It’s crunchy, a bit tangy, and with nutty, earthy flavors that pair well with roast lamb or chicken dishes.
7. Vegan Pasta Salad
While we traditionally break our fast and abstinence on Easter Sunday, a few relatives may continue steering clear of meat.
Serve a veggie-loaded pasta salad doused in a zesty Italian dressing that gives your dish a burst of flavor in every bite!
8. Vegan Pasta Salad
I love any pasta-based dish as much as I love salads, so why not marry both and create a mouthwatering pasta salad everyone will rave about?
Make a protein-filled vegan pasta salad loaded with greens and chickpeas, which will fill you up!
9. Kale Salad
Kale may not be the most appetizing thing to see when serving a festive feast. But wait until you try this yummy kale salad.
The vegetable on its own has a more subtle earthy taste, which is why the presence of apples, carrots, and onions brings out the refreshing flavors.
10. Blueberry Brussels Sprouts Salad
That’s right, “yummy” and “Brussels sprouts” can go together in one sentence!
While Brussels sprouts are a kid’s number one enemy, you can change their minds with a bright, colorful salad.
Using spring and summer ingredients like avocados and blueberries, it’s suitable for Easter as you welcome the new season.
11. Zucchini Salad
Think of zucchini salad as a lower-calorie version of your favorite pasta salad!
When you slice zucchini thinly, it has a bit of a bite, like al dente pappardelle.
Add feta cheese, basil, and pine nuts, then a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil, then you have a fresh, addictive appetizer!
12. Radish Salad
I recommend making this if you want healthy spring salad recipes for Easter.
Crisp and just a tiny bit spicy, radishes make a fantastic ingredient to salads, especially when incorporating fresh herbs and lemon.
Radishes are a high source of calcium, potassium, and antioxidants that help improve blood flow!
13. Cobb Salad
Classic cobb salads consist of favorite ingredients like chicken, bacon, cheese, eggs avocados, and tomatoes.
As such, it’s a complete meal and can be served as a main course. Make cobb salad more in line with the holiday by plating it in egg form!
14. Fried Goat Cheese Salad
Goat cheese is a popular salad ingredient not only because it’s high in protein and healthy fats. It has fewer calories and a mild, earthy flavor going well with greens.
That’s why fried goat cheese salad is worth trying, featuring tart apple vinaigrette!
15. Bacon Pea Salad
Bacon pea salad is a classic side dish that doesn’t require too much work or an extensive ingredient list.
Expect sharp flavors from each ingredient, which is balanced out with tangy, creamy dressing!
16. Grilled Lemon Herb Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Have a protein-packed and fancy-looking appetizer for Easter with a Mediterranean chicken salad.
I would serve it as a main course because it’s so filling, especially with creamy avocados filling your plate!
17. Ham Salad
While we usually have baked ham as a traditional Easter dish, you can also try incorporating ham into your appetizer.
Ham salad may not sound appealing, but it tastes as great as chicken or tuna salad. It pairs well with crackers, or you can use it as a filling in sandwiches.
18. Spring Pea Salad with Mint Vinaigrette
Now, this is a refreshing salad that will truly wake everyone up and welcome the bright season!
I’m putting mint vinaigrette under the spotlight, which gives mixed greens a cool, zesty flavor perfect for spring.
19. Easter Egg Salad
I didn’t forget to add egg salad to my list! After all, it’s a fun way to incorporate Easter eggs into your feast.
I love rich and creamy egg salads, which I enjoy in sandwiches. Also, rainbow-colored boiled eggs add a nice, Easter-themed touch!
20. Rainbow Salad
Salads aren’t limited to the color green! Celebrate Easter with a rainbow salad, showcasing lots of colors.
While you can use a typical vinaigrette, you also have a choice to change things up a bit and experiment with other refreshing dressings.