A Collection of 30 Salads for Mid Autumn

Mid Autumn is that last hurrah to Summer, at least here in Adelaide. We have the last of the warm weather, nights are cooler and mornings bordering on cold. Days can be warm and sunny, but April rains are also expected. Farmers turn hopeful eyes skyward, keen to ensure the seeding efforts won’t go to waste.

Autumn in Adelaide

Early on in this month, we find ourselves eating lots of tomato salads, almost as though we are desperate to hang onto the warm weather, and onto the tomatoes which are always best after the intense heat of Summer has gone and the gentler days of Autumn arrive. French style, Italian style, Greek style, Persian style, we don’t really mind, as long as the salads are simple and the tomatoes delicious. We recommend you do the same. Simple lunches can be a bowl of salad, some flatbread, perhaps some cheese, followed by slices of fresh fruit.

The fig season is over, and okra is off the menu until the new crop comes in. Meanwhile, beautiful vegetables and fruits are appearing in the shops – daikon, cauliflower, pears, oranges, new carrots, such beautiful beetroot, juicy radishes. All ready for delicious salads. Lentils and Dried Beans begin to make an appearance later in the month as we look for more substance in our salads to counteract the cold weather.

Here are 30 of our best salads for Mid Autumn.

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A Collection of 20 Soups for Mid Autumn | Seasonal Cooking

The weather suddenly turns cold around the middle of Mid Autumn, whether that is April in the Southern Hemisphere or October in the Northern Hemisphere. Rain sets in heating is turned on, jackets and raincoats come out of the closet. Scarves, gloves and hats are at the ready.

In the kitchen, citrus fruit is beginning to ripen, root vegetables take pride of place, and lentils and beans begin to appear on the table again. We bake, because the oven warms the kitchen. And hot soups and broths again appear, to bubble away on the stove top.

Enjoy our 20 Soup Suggestions for this month that heralds the colder weather to come.

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MID AUTUMN – Don’t Miss These Recipes for Relaxed Autumn Living | Seasonal Cooking

Celebrating Autumn

The weather begins its transition this month, and like all change, is a little chaotic and changeable. Autumn is the time for crisp leaves, knitted sweaters, and comfort food. Windy, stormy at times, the Autumn rains come. Cooler days intersperse the fewer warmer ones, and while it is hard to let go of cooling foods, dishes get somewhat heavier and more warming. We grieve the passing of Summer but look forward to what Winter brings.

Enjoy these highlights from our Mid Autumn recipe collection.

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MID AUTUMN Vegetable Dishes for Healthy Autumn Eating | Seasonal Cooking

What a special month this is, quintessential Autumn. No matter where you are it is a month of change. Beautiful cold weather vegetables come to the table – Spinach, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Eggplants. The vegetables at this time of the year are superb.

Enjoy some Vegetable inspiration for Mid Autumn deliciousness. You can also browse:

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MID AUTUMN Tips, Hints and How To’s for Easy Times in the Autumn Kitchen | Seasonal Cooking

Tips to help you with healthy Autumn living

Help in the Kitchen for Mid Autumn with tips and hints for cooking this season’s foods.

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MID AUTUMN Teas and Drinks, and Sweet Desserts for Autumn’s Sweet Tooth | Seasonal Cooking

Sweetness for Healthy Mid Autumn Living

At all times of the year, sweet things are important to balance the other tastes. As the cold comes in, the longing for sweet bites increases. Perhaps it has to do with the energy provided.

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MID AUTUMN Goodies, Grains, Lentils, Pasta and Noodles for Autumn Sustenance | Seasonal Cooking

Goodies for Healthy Mid Autumn Living

Capricious Autumn gets into her stride, and by mid Autumn is giving us gorgeous weather with hints of the winter to come. It is getting darker now at night, as the sun withdraws her rays into herself earlier each evening. Warm kitchens and interior evening activities become more important.

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MID AUTUMN Warming Soups for Autumn Nourishment | Seasonal Cooking

Warming Soups for Healthy Mid Autumn Living

The transition to cooler weather means that foods get heavier and warm, nourishing soups begin to appear on the menus.

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MID AUTUMN Salads, Dips, Chutneys and Pickles for Exciting Autumn Eating | Seasonal Cooking

Everything from Vegetables for Healthy Mid Autumn Living

What a special month this is, quintessential Autumn. No matter where you are it is a month of change. Beautiful cold weather vegetables come to the table – Spinach, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Eggplants. The vegetables at this time of the year are superb.

Enjoy some Vegetable inspiration for Mid Autumn deliciousness. You can also browse:

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MID AUTUMN Indian Deliciousness for Great Autumn Feasts | Seasonal Cooking

Indian Spice for Healthy Mid Autumn Living

The weather is cold at night in this transitional season, but the days have clear skies and moderate sunny days. The light is low and gentle. Autumn has arrived.

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