Seasonal Cooking | Quick Spring Salads

In Spring we begin to long for lighter food.

Oven Dried Tomatoes

Spring is definitely in the air even though the weather is still catching up. But suddenly we want lighter foods, more salads, crisp, green and gorgeous. Try the following quick Spring Delights.

Spring Short Order

Broad Beans

Mix diced tomatoes, finely diced red onions and a few thyme leaves together, and stir through some fresh cooked broad beans. Add a little olive oil and lemon juice.

Make a Broad and Butter Bean Mash, or sear young ones on the grill.


Oven roast  tomatoes and drizzle (or cook in a dish on a BBQ) with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.

Try a Charred Tomato Salad with Mint and Lime.


Mix some chopped pawpaw with Thai basil leaves, chopped chilli, shredded fresh ginger and sliced spring onions. Add some blanched sliced snake beans. Dress with a mixture of lime juice, palm sugar, a splash of light soy and sesame oil. See the complete recipe here.


Drizzle rocket leaves and sliced figs with walnut oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Try a Fig and Almond Salad.

Pink Grapefruit or Pomelo

Toss pink grapefruit or pomelo segments with sliced avocado and lettuce leaves. Grind black pepper into olive oil and drizzle over the salad.

Try an Ottolenghi Pomelo Salad.


Look for or grow your own salad leaves including cress, dandelion, purslane and salad burnett.

Oven Dried Tomatoes



Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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