Make a Gorgeous Salad with Us! – May 1 Kicks Off National Salad Month

  • Beet and Radicchio Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios
  • Roasted Asparagus Salad with Garlic Soy Dressing
  • Spring Salad with Cucumber and Fresh Mozzarella
  • Orange Honey Dressing Recipe for Salad
  • Chicken Salad with Cafe Rio Tomatillo Dressing
  • Mexican Street Salad
  • Spiced Pumpkin Lentil Goat Cheese Salad
  • Fennel, Apple, Walnut, and Prosciutto Salad
  • Fava, Spinach and Strawberry Salad
  • Quinoa Salad with Pears in Maple Vinaigrette
  • Chop Chop Chopped Salad
  • How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette
  • Gardeners Salad with Rainbow Chard and Citrus Dressing
  • Red Cabbage Carrot Salad
  • Dijon Rosemary Pork with Arugula Salad
  • Pea Shoot Salad with Fava Beans
  • Shiitake Fennel Breakfast Salad with Fried Egg
  • Red Cabbage Salad
  • Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Spinach Salad with Caramelized Onion Walnuts Blue Cheese
  • Spring Salad with Violets Hazelnuts and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Baby Green Salad with Almonds Olives and Preserved Lemon
  • Peach Prosciutto Mozzarella Salad
  • Thai Style Beef Salad
  • Warm Salmon Arugula Pasta Salad
  • Deconstructed Chefs Salad

[click on each individual image! it will link you to the recipe!]
The month of April for us has been all about grilled cheese sandwiches (in case you couldn’t tell). And as much as we love a toasty, crispy, melty, gooeey grilled cheese sandwich, we’re already feeling the effects of eating one every day (and we’re only two-thirds of the way through the month!).

Thankfully, next month is, among other celebrations, National Salad Month.

** We’ve partnered with DOLE Salads to celebrate all things colorful, fresh, green and healthy by posting your salad submissions on TasteSpotting all day next Tuesday, May 1. **

We already got a head start and made a perfect, pretty little tofu salad on arugula with carrot ginger miso dressing. (We’ll post the actual recipe for the dressing next Tuesday.) Want to play along? Here’s how…

How to Participate in DOLE Salads Salad Day on TasteSpotting

  • Check out DOLE Salads’ products
  • Put together a salad
  • Take an awesome photo and post on your blog with a story, recipe, etc.
  • Submit your post to TasteSpotting with the tag “DOLESalads”
  • Do it all by Monday night, April 30 since we’re going to publish them all out starting Tuesday morning.

A Few Notes

  • All the usual submissions guidelines apply, of course: awesome photo, fresh original content, which brings us to…
  • Please submit something that you have not submitted to TasteSpotting before
  • NON-BLOGGERS: You can participate, too! If you don’t have a blog, email me (sarah at tastespotting dot com) with your awesome photo, recipe, and a little paragraph, we’ll post it up right here on the TasteSpotting blog and submit it to the main site.

Questions? Post them in the comments and we’ll answer right away. And to get you started on your salad making way, click on any of the 30 salads above for some inspiration from the site…

by Sarah J. Gim on April 22, 2012 · 4 comments

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Rosemaryandthegoat April 25, 2012 at 5:43 am

Do we have to use a Dole product in the recipe?


Sarah J. Gim April 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

Rosemary: i understand that DOLE salads might not be available everywhere, but we definitely want everyone to participate! so come AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN to using a dole product (look the product list and descriptions here:

For example, the Mediterranean blend is made of Escarole, Leaf Lettuce, Radicchio, Endive, so if you can get all those, that’d be perfect!

Just make sure that you tag your submission “Dole salads” so we know :)

Thanks so much for asking!


Manu CatMan April 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

we will be there!!!! naturally!!!


cathy mccormick May 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

My daughter, Rebecca introduced me to you site and I am so happy to have found you through her..Cathy


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