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spring green salad in a bowl

Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

A beautiful & healthy spring green salad with fresh produce, seeds, avocado & the BEST lemon basil vinaigrette. Enjoy as a main meal, bring it to a party, or pack it for lunch!
Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Lunch, Salad, Spring, Vegetarian
Keyword spring green salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 226 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 6 cups organic spinach
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • 4 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. To make the basil lemon vinaigrette: Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl until well combined and emulsified. You can also pulse everything together in the food processor. Taste, add salt and pepper and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  2. There are two ways to enjoy this amazing salad! If you’re serving it at a party, try it on a platter:
  3. Arrange the greens on a large serving bowl. Arrange the other ingredients in groups on top of the greens. Serve with the basil lemon vinaigrette on the side.
  4. If you’re serving it for your family, you can place the ingredients evenly in bowls as pictured above and then add the dressing. Up to you! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The nutrition information includes the everything on the salad plus the dressing.

To make this salad vegan, skip the feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Everything Spring Green Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.5g25%
Carbohydrates 16.7g6%
Fiber 7.3g30%
Sugar 7.5g8%
Protein 6.4g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.