Low-Calorie, High-Satisfaction: 10 Splendid Spring Salads

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Pea-Shoot and Baby-Artichoke Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Combine vibrant green pea shoots with the season's first radishes and baby artichokes for a salad that's full of ... more 
Photo by: Martha Stewart
Pea-Shoot and Baby-Artichoke Salad with Parmesan Croutons

Combine vibrant green pea shoots with the season's first radishes and baby artichokes for a salad that's full of texture. Add rustic Parmesan croutons, which get a little kick from cayenne, for richness and heft.

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A spring salad can be as simple as tender greens tossed with vinaigrette, or you can step it up by adding seasonal treats like peas, asparagus, radishes, and baby artichokes.



In Season: arugula, Bibb lettuce, Boston lettuce, mache, and mesclun are available year-round but thrive in the cooler weather of spring and fall.



What to Look For: Leaves should be bright and fresh looking. Choose crisp lettuces that are free of blemishes.



How to Store: Lettuce should be washed and thoroughly dried in a salad spinner to remove any excess moisture. Refrigerate washed-and-dried greens in an airtight plastic bag for three to five days.



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