A trio of ingredients seasoned with salt and pepper—plus a splash of extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice—are all it takes to make a standout spring salad. The key is to choose delicious ingredients with varying but complementary flavors and textures—a bitter item such as radicchio, for example, with the sweetness of apples and the crunch of red onions.
Clockwise from top:
Spinach + Sliced Cucumber + Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Frisee + Sliced Fennel + Shaved Pecorino
Shredded Radicchio + Sliced Red Onion + Apple Wedges