Easter Salads

A colorful gelatin mold or crisp green salad makes a welcome addition to any Easter or springtime dinner menu. From creamy chicken salad to fresh greens and strawberries or Spring Fiddlehead Fern Salad and more, our recipes will give you great ideas and serving suggestions for your Easter entertaining.

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No-Fuss Blue Cheese and Pear Salad with Apricot Nectar Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This salad brims with big chunks of pears and blue cheese. Its bold flavors pair well with beef or chicken.

Butter Bean Salad with Lime and Mint

Food & Wine

The secret to this delicate and refreshing butter bean salad is the dressing, made with cold, tangy buttermilk, olive oil and lime juice. The Lees call it "the flavors of a Southern summer."

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Blushing Berries

Family Circle

Berry season is bonus time for dieters because it is so easy to use them in low-calorie desserts. For this fat-free recipe, sliced strawberries are folded into a gelatin mixture laced with rose wine.

Watercress, Arugula and Asparagus Salad

Family Circle

With watercress, asparagus, and radishes, this salad is the perfect way to celebrate the onset of spring or a favorite spring holiday. If you prefer your salad greens on the milder side, use baby spinach in place of the arugula.

Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

Midwest Living

Two favorite dishes come together in this comforting pasta dish. Serve it at a potluck, a picnic, or as a family dinner any night of the week.

Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Food & Wine

This salad is perfect for picnics.

Total: 40 mins

Ginger Vinaigrette

Food & Wine

Melissa Rubel Jacobson says the easiest way to peel fresh ginger for this punchy Asian-inspired vinaigrette is to scrape it with the edge of a spoon. She then grates it on a Microplane zester (other fine graters work well, too) before using it in the dressing.

Total: 5 mins

Carrot-Raisin Salad

Taste of the South
Total: 5 mins

Beet Salad with Orange-Balsamic Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This salad recipe adds a bit of drama to an upscale menu by piling tender baby greens onto halved beets.

Apple-Carrot Salad

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Roasted Asparagus-Orange Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Springtime Rice and Asparagus Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

The debut of tender asparagus stalks in the produce section is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. Toss asparagus with rice and nuts to create this spirited side-dish salad.

Spring Salad

Taste of the South
Total: 10 mins

Bibb-and-Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Food & Wine

Chef Jason Travi thinks of this as an everyday salad because it's simple enough to accompany just about any main course. The dressing can be made in large batches and kept in the refrigerator.

Total: 30 mins

Honey-Lemon Dressing

Food & Wine
Total: 5 mins

Smoky Orange Vinaigrette

Food & Wine

This marmalade-sweetened dressing is quintessential Bobby Flay, with bold flavors that taste best with grain salads or grilled meat.

Total: 10 mins

Shaved Raw Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing

Food & Wine

Asparagus often makes wine taste vegetal. To counter that, chef Mark Ladner of Manhattan's Del Posto mixes shaved spears with a supremely wine-friendly ingredient: parmesan.

Total: 25 mins
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