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Switch Up Your Lunch Routine With This Nutritionist-Approved Spring Salad Recipe

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When warmer temperatures return, it’s time to put those hot soups on the back burner in lieu of something lighter and more refreshing. The Zoe Report reached out to nutritionists and food experts to get their go-to spring salad recipes for a punch of flavor and plenty of nutrients. Shutterstock

Mixed Greens + Spring Veggies Salad

Founder of Real Nutrition, Amy Shapiro, approaches spring salads by tossing organic baby greens with fresh, seasonal veggies: “My go-tos include blanched asparagus, sliced snap peas, thinly sliced radish, and fresh herbs like parsley, dill, and chives.”Shutterstock

Toasted Walnut & Gooseberry Salad

Holistic nutritionist Shayna Taylor tells TZR her go-to spring recipe is a “delicious salad with roasted walnuts and gooseberries companied with a Bottle & Stone CBD salad dressing.” View the full recipe at Shayna’s Kitchen. Courtesy of Shayna's Kitchen

Spring Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

Jessica Bippen, RD and Essentia Water Nutrition and Wellness Advisor, loves this versatile salad. For the base, combine a mix of fresh spring produce such as tender greens, Persian cucumbers, radishes, and snap peas, and add a protein to make it a full meal. Don’t forget the green goddess dressing, either — you can find the full recipe for it and the salad on Bippen’s site.Westend61/Westend61/Getty Images

Patatosalata

For a vibrant and crisp salad in the spring, Anastasia Ganias-Gellin, the founder of Fancy Peasant, loves her Greek potato salad. View the full recipe at Fancy Peasant. Courtesy of Fancy Peasant

Citrus Kale & Avocado Salad

Wellory founder and CEO Emily Hochman is a fan of this pared-down recipe, which includes kale, diced avocados, a chopped orange, halved cherry tomatoes, and lemon juice. (You can also add a protein of your choice, according to the full recipe on Wellory’s site.) Shutterstock

Grilled Chicken Salad With Mint Lime Dressing

For something light that’s also satisfying, functional nutritionist Risa Groux, CN, tells TZR she turns to her grilled chicken salad with mint lime dressing, which includes protein, fat, and fiber — her requirements for each meal. Courtesy of Risa Groux CN

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