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May 02 2019

Recipe Roundup: 7 Low-Carb Spring Salads

By Editorial Team
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With warmer temps come lighter fare…and the spring produce to inspire it.

Whether you’re a Big-Ass Salad fan or more of a side salad connoisseur, we’ve got seven great tastes for you to enjoy this spring. Recreate them as pictured, or customize with your favorite ingredients, right down to DIY dressings.

Enjoy, everyone!

Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad

We couldn’t think of a better salad to celebrate spring than this. Simple, fresh, and sweet, it’s a perfect accompaniment to an omelet breakfast or a grilled chicken dinner, but it’s also a satisfying light meal in its own right. With just 6 ingredients (including the dressing) and 10 minutes of prep time, you have a delicious salad (and nutrient powerhouse) on the table.

Wedge Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

Salads can be as Big-Ass or as simple as mood and time dictate, but they always should be flavorful. We love this classic (and keto-friendly) recipe for a quick side or (topped with some bacon crumbles) a light lunch or dinner. The best part…it’s made with staple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.

Bright, colorful, crisp and rich, it’s a great choice for a midweek family supper or even an impromptu dinner party.

Grilled Italian Chicken Salad

Are you (like us) rejoicing yet that it’s almost summer—a season of warm days and light meals? Throw together this beautiful salad with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, grilled chicken and Dreamy Italian Dressing & Vinaigrette for a fragrant and delicious Mediterranean flavor.

Julienned Carrot and Kale Salad

Here’s proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients for big nutrition, taste and presentation. Kale and carrot strips (use mixed color carrots for an even brighter look), your favorite crunchy seeds, along with a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and you’ve got the perfect accompaniment for pork, chicken and more.

Keto Chicken Citrus Salad

There’s something about spring and the fresh taste of citrus…. We love the blend of avocado and grapefruit in this hearty, simple salad. Just add leftover chicken and a healthy dose of Mark’s (current) favorite dressing, Lemon Turmeric.

Smoked Salmon and Caesar Salad

This upgraded classic can be plated at home like a regular salad, or cleverly brought to work in a glass jar. Layering the dressing and ingredients in a jar stores everything neatly (no salad dressing leaks!) and keeps the salad crisp and fresh. When it’s lunchtime, just shake the salad into a bowl. Sub grilled chicken for salmon if you prefer!

Thousand Island Kale and Radish Salad

As a light accompaniment to fish or poultry or a omelet, you can’t go wrong with spring greens and radishes—especially when topped with one of the most classic (and tangy) dressing tastes around.

What’s your favorite way to the lighter, fresher fare of spring? Or do you have a recipe you’d like us to whip up (or remake Primal or Primal-keto style)? Let us know down below, and thanks for stopping in today.

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  1. Thanks for these amazing ?? salads. I will try spinach strawberry first?. Read the whole recepie. It’s more than delicious.

  2. Nice! The local farmer’s market has some edible flowers every week. They end up in my salads. I’m growing some violas to add too. The hard part for me is the dressing. I can’t have most dressings either for Celiac reasons or because gums bother me. Homemade dressings take time to make, or at least to marinate the flavors. I’ll find a dressing that looks right, and then it will have “yeast extract” and it’s a real bummer. Ginger-sesame dressing is probably my favorite. Not too hard to make either.

  3. Just made the Keto Chicken Citrus Salad…omg this was crazy good! I love all of the Primal Kitchen Dressings but have to say the Lemon Turmeric might be my new fave. I used a grilled chicken breast from Whole Foods to save time. This will be part of my regular rotation for spring/summer salads. And would be a great side salad without the chicken.