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spring-salads

Spring Salads

As the days grow longer and the temperature warms, it’s time to say goodbye to winter stews and soups, and say hello to spring salads!

 

Salads are an easy and delicious add to any menu, whether it’s for a simple night at home or hosting family and friends. They allow for lots of creativity by pairing different lettuces with a variety of fruits and veggies, and  Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables makes salad prep easier than ever. Libby’s® takes care of the peeling and chopping; all you need to do is open the can, pour and enjoy!

 

Libby’s® offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, including pear slices, peach slices, beans, beets and corn, to make the number of salad combinations endless. People may not think to include fruit, but the right mix can give a salad the perfect touch of sweetness with an added boost of nutrients like of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Try peaches with beets or pears over a bed arugula – we promise you won’t regret it!

 

Simple tips to keep in mind and to make your spring salad delicious:

 

  • Add in a variety the fruits and vegetables
  • By adding a colorful array of ingredients, you’re adding a variety of nutrients and vitamins that support a healthy diet.  
  • Everybody loves a crunch
  • Nothing beats a good crunch, and adding ingredients like pears, nuts or seeds are perfect for just that. Nuts are a perfect addition, providing protein and unsaturated fats your body needs.
  • Simplify the dressing
  • Make an easy dressing at home using only a handful of ingredients you know everybody likes.

 

Salads are fun, easy, and allow for lots of creativity when it comes to the fruits and vegetables you use. Below are some nutritious and delicious salad recipes made with Libby’s® to try this spring:

 

Grilled Beet and Peach Spinach Salad made with Libby’s® Sliced Beets and Peach Slices

This salad is so easy to make and full of nutrients including fiber, folate and vitamin C.

grilled-beet-peach-salad

 

 

Pear Blackberry Salad made with Libby’s® Pear Halves (in heavy syrup)

This salad contains lots nutrients including potassium, magnesium and calcium, along with vitamins A, C, E and B.

pear-blackberry-salad

 

 

Butter Lettuce and Fruit Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing made with Libby’s® Peach and Pear Slices (in heavy syrup)

This salad pairs sweet with savory, and added nutrition from the low-fat yogurt dressing and pecan topping.

butter-lettuce-fruit-salad

 

For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.