A fresh, bountiful salad is a wonderful way to celebrate delicious seasonal produce. Whether at the center of the plant or as a side dish, salads allow Iowa’s homegrown produce and locally raised proteins to shine. From farmers’ market finds to your garden’s goodies, a simple bed of greens turns into a canvas for creativity and the perfect way to create a flavor-packed explosion of goodness.
May is National Salad Month, and we’ve pulled together some refreshing recipes to make shaking up your salad routine as easy as 1-2-3! Pair a variety of crisp and crunchy vegetables with bright and colorful garnishes, such as tomatoes, cheeses and olives; and top with tender and juicy beef, pork or turkey. With delicious toppings, you won’t have to work hard to toss together the perfect meal. And with longer days upon us, it will leave more time for backyard family fun to soak up Iowa’s beautiful spring season.
Usher in Iowa’s warm weather with these stunning salad recipes. Knowing that Iowa’s farmers likely had a hand in raising many of the high-quality ingredients makes every plateful of salad a celebration of the heartland.
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Classic Midwest Chopped Salad