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Now that the weather’s rapidly warming up—particularly here in the Southwest—we can put away our favorite winter comfort foods and make room for fresh spring salads. Below are some mouth-watering recipes for southwest salads. We do love our southwest food here in Arizona so it’s no surprise we’ve brought you these indulgent and delicious salads for thought.

Southwest Pepper Jack Salad with Avocado Salsa Dressing

Photo and recipe courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings

Packed with some of the most flavorful veggies, this salad will be a healthy treat for your taste buds. The sunflower seeds add the perfect crunchy touch. The avocado salsa dressing? Well, let’s just say you’ll have to try it for yourself.

Southwest Salad With Spicy Cilantro Dressing

Photo and recipe courtesy of Eatin’ On the Cheap

This southwest salad has all your favorite fixings with a touch of grilled chicken breast for added protein. The spicy cilantro dressing adds a fun kick your taste buds will go crazy over.

Southwestern Chopped Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Photo and recipe courtesy of Damn Delicious

If you’re looking for a fresh salad that’s packed with healthy ingredients then you’ll love this uber healthy take on a southwestern salad with cilantro lime dressing. Everything in this salad is not only tasty but great for you. 

Southwestern Kale Power Salad with Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Avocado Sauce

Photo and recipe courtesy of Cookie + Kate

This salad will not only keep you full but will pack you with energy and protein. It’s the perfect spring salad and the ingredients make a great combo that will have you happy,  healthy and full.