5 Healthy Green Salads for St. Patty's Day

While the Irish may prefer some quality Guinness and corn beef, we’re of the belief that anything green goes on St. Patty’s Day. That’s why we’re sharing 5 healthy green salads you can enjoy not just on St. Patty’s Day, but any day you’re craving a big bowl of greens.

5 Healthy Green Salads

Whether it’s peppery arugula or crunchy kale, these salads will get you pumped about eating your greens throughout the week.

1. Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar

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Kale is finely chopped up in this salad until the dark, curly greens looked like they’re shredded. They’re topped with crunchy almonds, diced apples, diced cheddar, and delicious lemon-olive oil dressing that’s light and zesty. This salad is so good that we’ve added it to our weekly meal rotation.

Get the recipe here.

2. Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

Apple Arugula Salad
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We love arugula for its peppery flavor, and that flavor shines beautifully in this salad made with dried cranberries, red onion slices, toasted pecans, and crisp apple slices. The bright lemon vinaigrette that’s tossed with the salad pairs really well with the arugula and makes this salad absolutely irresistible.

Get the recipe here.

3. Big Italian Salad

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If you’re a fan of olives and peperoncini, this salad has your name on it. As the name implies, this salad is made with bold, Italian flavors that will make each bite of this salad feel thrilling. We love the vinegar and oregano that goes into the dressing; it packs a punch and definitely reminds us of Italy!

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4. Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad

Grilled eggplant salad
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We adore grilled eggplant, so we were more than happy to see it included in a salad. Plus, the combination of cooked veggies with raw greens is very pleasant on the palate. The grilled eggplant also has a smokey flavor that pairs well with the paprika-lemon dressing.

Get the recipe here.

5. Spring Salad with Roasted Beets

Beet Salad
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Delicate spring greens are tossed with sweet, roasted beets and walnuts in this gorgeous salad. To top it off, the salad is coated in a creamy, feta cheese vinaigrette that adds a little salty contrast to the sweet beets. We love how simple, yet bright and flavorful this salad is and think it can easily be whipped up any day of the week.

Get the recipe here.

Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.