I associate spring with lots of things...warmer weather, birds chirping, flowers blooming, and eating a bit lighter.
This also becomes easier to do as the farmers market finally starts to look like it's old self again. Increased options in the fruit & vegetable category allows for quick and easy salad assembling.
Above is a basic fennel salad with arugula, blood oranges and cured olives tossed in a dressing of white balsamic, olive oil and a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice. Light and refreshing. Perhaps add some artichoke hearts and a few shaves of parmesan for a more hearty version.