Welcome to the last blog post of April from One12 Courtland student apartments in Atlanta. With April drawing to a close, summer is right around the corner. Of course, the weather has been beautiful down here for quite some time already. We aren’t like those northern states that have to wait all winter for three glorious months of summer.

However, summer isn’t officially here until school lets out. Georgia State students only have a few more weeks to get through before summer break starts. In Atlanta, summer means pools, tanning and plenty of trips to the beach. All this also means that swimsuit season has officially arrived.

If you want to stay healthy, One12 Courtland has got your back. Not only do we offer some of the finest Atlanta student housing around, we also offer advice every week on this blog. From study tips to healthy eating advice, One12 Courtland brings new meaning to the word “luxury.” This week, that luxury is all about some healthy Spring salad recipes. These meals range from fast and simple to highly intricate, but all these salad recipes will keep you fit and healthy all summer long.


Citrus Kale Salad

This salad features one of the best power foods around: kale. If you haven’t already replaced all your lettuce with kale, it’s time to start. The citrus kale salad has plenty of flavor too, with sweet dashes of honey and raisins thrown into the mix. We’re starting this list off with something simple, so try mastering this salad before you move on to the next dish.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Kale
  • Zest of lemon or lime
  • Juice of lemon or lime
  • Honey or Agave
  • Sea Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Raisins


Pickled Veggie Salad

If sweet salads aren’t your thing, this pickled veggie salad takes the flavor in a whole different direction. You might not find yourself eating radishes often, but you’ll want to start after you taste them pickled. Plus, who can turn down arugula? This salad is a little more complicated than the previous dish, but we promise the end result is worth your time.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Daikon Radish
  • Carrots
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Arugula
  • Mint leaves


Avocado Grapefruit Seafood Salad

Finally, a salad with a little meat on its bones! For a filling, nutritious, yet still low-calorie salad topper, you can’t go wrong with shrimp. This salad is chock full of ingredients that are foodie favorites. In fact, you’ll probably order it off a restaurant menu sometime soon if you don’t make it at home first.

  • Olive Oil
  • Peeled Shrimp
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Grapfruit
  • Brown Sugar
  • Shallots
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado


Thai Zucchini Salad

Asian salads are often under-appreciated, but they deserve as much love as any caesar salad. Sesame seeds are a great addition to any salad, providing the meal with just enough crunch to feel like you’re eating a much more filling dish. This is the most complicated salad on our list, but you’ll be able to impress anyone if you can pull it off.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Zucchini
  • Sliced red onion
  • Red chili
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped almonds
  • Cilantro
  • Salt


If you’re super ambitious and want to attempt to make the thai dressing as well, make sure you have these ingredients:

  • Red Chili
  • Garlic cloves
  • Grated ginger
  • Green onion
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Sesame oil
  • Coconut Milk


Thanks for reading our spring salad blog post. We’ll be back next week with another post to help our student residents live their best life. While you wait for next week’s blog, be sure to follow us on social media to keep with the latest news from downtown Atlanta’s most luxurious Georgia State off-campus housing community.