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Spring Into Salad Season: Three Perfect Pairings for Your Plate

Spring Into Salad Season: Three Perfect Pairings for Your Plate

As we bid adieu to the last chills of winter, it’s time to welcome the warmth and bounty of spring with open arms—and open kitchens. Spring salads are more than just food; they're a celebration on your plate, a burst of color and flavor that can lighten your mood faster than spring showers bring flowers. Here are three spring salad pairings that promise not just to satisfy your hunger but to transport your taste buds on an epicurean spring adventure.

1. Clementine EVOO & Raspberry White Balsamic Vinegar: The Spring Fling Salad
Kick off your spring fling with a salad that’s as lively as it is colorful. Start with a base of mixed baby greens—think spinach, arugula, and red leaf lettuce for a variety of textures and tastes. Add thinly sliced radishes for a peppery crunch, segmented clementines for a juicy burst, and a handful of fresh raspberries for tart sweetness. Top it off with toasted almond slivers for that essential nutty finish. Dress this vibrant assembly with our Clementine EVOO and Raspberry White Balsamic Vinegar for a dressing that’s both tart and tantalizing, much like spring itself.

2. Meyer Lemon EVOO & Marc de Champagne Vinegar: The Classy Citrus Salad
Embrace elegance with a salad that whispers (in a very posh accent) sophistication. Picture crisp butter lettuce and delicate watercress as the green foundation, paired with paper-thin cucumber slices and heirloom cherry tomatoes in hues that rival a sunset. The pièce de résistance? Delicate shavings of aged Parmigiano-Reggiano and a sprinkle of homemade croutons for a crunch. The Meyer Lemon EVOO mixed with Marc de Champagne Vinegar creates a dressing that’s both invigorating and refined, turning a simple salad into a gourmet experience.

3. Herbs de Provence EVOO & Lavender Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar: The Provencal Dream Salad
This salad is a love letter to the South of France, and what says love better than grilled chicken? Begin with a generous bed of frisée and baby lettuce, providing a crisp, slightly bitter counterpoint to the rich flavors to come. Add cherry tomatoes and thin green beans for freshness, and a few slices of creamy avocado for richness. The star of the show, grilled chicken breast adds a protein punch. Toss it gently with our Herbs de Provence EVOO and Lavender Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar, and you have a salad that’s as fragrant as it is flavorful, a true embodiment of spring’s abundance.

Each of these salads represents a facet of spring: vibrant, elegant, and heartwarming. With these pairings, your spring salad isn’t just a dish; it’s a journey through flavors, textures, and aromas that celebrate the season's fresh restart. Enjoy the process of creating, dressing, and most importantly, devouring these spring-inspired salads. Happy eating!

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