5 Delicious Spring Salad Recipes to Try This Week

Lauren Powell

After a cosy winter spent tucking into warm soups, the beginning of spring  means it's time to get back into enjoying fresh, healthy salads. There’s no better way to utilise the delectable spring produce on offer.  From asparagus to radishes and beetroot, we're profiling a selection of easy recipes for you to toss together and share with friends. These spring salads are everything you're currently craving in a meal—tasty, nutritious and visually pleasing. Camera phone at the ready? Dig in.

Spring Greens with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

PHOTO: Gentl & Hyers via Bon Appetit

With fresh greens with a vinaigrette dressing, this salad is enhanced by flavoursome (and pretty!) seasonal pickled vegetables. The bonus? It’s totally Instagram-worthy.

RECIPE: Bon Appetit 

Freedom Cup ($5)

Roasted Beet, Black Rice and Green Bean Salad with Candied Cinnamon Walnuts

PHOTO: Elizabeth Hewson via Moving Out, Eating In

Vegetables, greens and rice—this salad has it all. Enjoy its excellent combination of flavours and thanks to the added walnuts, an aesthetically pleasing but also very filling salad. 

RECIPE: Moving Out, Eating In

Zucchini, Guanciale, Mozzarella and Fregola Salad

PHOTO: Gourmet Traveller

Fregola is a small Sardinian pasta and when tossed with mozzarella, zucchini and guanciale (a cured meat) you have yourself a generous, Italian-inspired salad. Bellissimo!

RECIPE: Gourmet Traveller

Target Tea Towels ($10 for a set of 3)

Radishes and Mint with Truffle Dressing

PHOTO: The Hungry Australian

While the humble radish is clearly the star in this food performance, it couldn’t do it without cameos from a selection of unexpected, culinary colleagues—mint, truffle salt, olive oil and honey. Take a bow. 

RECIPE: Hungry Australian

Mud Australia Bowl ($45)

Beetroot, Quinoa, Asparagus and Smoked Trout Salad With Horseradish Cream Dressing

PHOTO: Not Quite Nigella

Ideal as a stand-alone meal and even better for entertaining, this substantial salad combining a moreish mix of grains, vegetables and seafood will have you craving it time and time again.  

RECIPE: Not Quite Nigella

Dinosaur Designs Servers ($100)

What is your favourite spring salad recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

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