Slideshow: 10 Spring Salads We Love

Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette
Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas, with Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

Ramps are one of our favorite spring vegetables. This recipe combines them with asparagus and peas, which are dressed with a runny egg yolk and a simple, lemony vinaigrette.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad
Carrot, Pea, and Mint Salad

A hot side of carrot and peas is a classic. But why not try them together chilled in this salad, tossed with honey, lemon, and olive oil?

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto
Pasta Salad with Peas and Pesto

Fresh herb pesto makes a flavorful dressing for a pasta salad studded with green peas. Chopped walnuts add delicious crunch and fresh lemon juice brightens everything up.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Peas and Carrots Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds
Peas and Carrots Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds

When it comes to peas, freshness is key. Get to your local farmer's market early, stock up, and blanch them as soon as you get home.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Green Salad with Pickled Mushrooms, Cucumbers, Onions, and Pecorino
Green Salad with Pickled Mushrooms, Cucumbers, Onions, and Pecorino

One of the keys to a good salad is textural contrast. Here, that comes from crunchy cucumbers and soft-but-firm mushrooms. Snap peas add freshness and sweetness, while Pecorino adds a salty kick.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Thai-Style Lobster and Herb Salad With Snap Peas and Salted Cucumber
Thai-Style Lobster and Herb Salad With Snap Peas and Salted Cucumber

Who doesn't like lobster? In this Thai-inspired salad, lobster is made even more, well, lobster-y with the addition of umami-rich dried shrimp. Thai basil, cilantro, cucumber, and snap peas provide the greenery in this light salad.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Raw Asparagus Caesar Salad
Raw Asparagus Caesar Salad

Raw asparagus can be chopped up instead of shaved. Tossed with a creamy Caesar dressing, it makes a more interested salad than your typical romaine.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Spicy Shrimp with Avocado and Arugula Salad
Spicy Shrimp with Avocado and Arugula Salad

Spicy shrimp add some substance of arugula, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]