21 Fresh Salads for a Spring Picnic Lunch

Spring is here and calling us outside our homes to get some fresh air. What about going out for a picnic lunch at the park? Here are 10 spring salads that offer a delicious taste of “outdoors”, and something fresh, something new for your spring picnic table. Plus, these salads don’t involve mayonnaise and many don’t even have dairy, so it’s light and can stand sun on the picnic table! For a better crunch, pack ingredients and dressing separately, then toss on the spot. Enjoy the recipes!

Roasted Potato Salad

1. Roasted Potato Salad

Super nourishing and packed with flavor, this roasted potato salad is the perfect picnic lunch, plus it is incredibly easy to make!
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Orange Pepper Cucumber Salad with Lime Garlic Vinaigrette

2. Orange Pepper Cucumber Salad with Lime Garlic Vinaigrette

Here’s a light and refreshing salad that will elevate your picnics at the park. Jalapeño brings a kick of spice while cucumber offer crunch and springy freshness to this quick dish.
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Spring Roll Noodle Salad

3. Spring Roll Noodle Salad

A light, bright noodle salad packed with protein and vitamins and perfect for spring lunches in the outdoors.
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Fennel Celery and Radish Salad

4. Fennel Celery and Radish Salad

This light, crisp and refreshing combo with crisp fennel, celery and radish is your new got-to healthy salad.
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Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

5. Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

This roasted veggies quinoa salad is easy to make in advance and highly portable — perfect for picnics and lunchboxes.
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Cucumber Sesame Salad

6. Cucumber Sesame Salad

This spiralized cucumber salad with asian accents is the perfect compliment to any lunch.
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Light Avocado Salad with Peanut Sauce

8. Light Avocado Salad with Peanut Sauce

If you’re all about getting simple and eating clean this summer, this avocado salad is light, cool and ready in 5 minutes with no cooking involved.
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Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

9. Greek Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

This Greek pasta salad is so easy to throw together.
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Melon and Napa Cabbage Slaw

10. Melon and Napa Cabbage Slaw

Bursting with ripe, colorful fruits and vegetables, this vivid melon cucumber Napa cabbage slaw is the perfect combination of savory and sweet flavors. Super refreshing and done in 10 minutes!
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Spicy Feta Cucumber Salad

11. Spicy Feta Cucumber Salad

An easy to make salad that’s full of crunchy cucumber, spicy jalapeño, feta cheese and a few secret ingredients! This cucumber salad is the perfect quick and easy side for any potluck or spring picnic!
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Tomato, Asparagus and Anchovies Salad

12. Tomato, Asparagus and Anchovies Salad

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Crunchy Spring Coleslaw

13. Crunchy Spring Coleslaw

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Swedish Potato and Apple Salad Recipe

14. Swedish Potato and Apple Salad Recipe

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Easy Recipe for Red Cabbage Salad

15. Easy Recipe for Red Cabbage Salad

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Potato Salad Recipe

16. Potato Salad Recipe

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Anchovy Sauce Seasoned Salad

17. Anchovy Sauce Seasoned Salad

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Fava Beans Salad

18. Fava Beans Salad

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Endive and Apples Picnic Salad

19. Endive and Apples Picnic Salad

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Orange and Anchovies Salad

20. Orange and Anchovies Salad

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Carrots Pears Salad

21. Carrots Pears Salad

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