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