Spring Salads

Spring Salads
Now the weather is finally warming up a bit and we are seeing a little more sunshine, my thoughts have turned to delicious spring salads. Whether you serve them as an appetizer, side dish or the main event, salads can add variety and great taste to your menus. Most take very little effort and some can even be made ahead, a boon for busy weeknights or easy weekend lunches.

My Peach Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad (pictured above) can be made with canned peaches if fresh are not available and it is literally the work of moments to throw together. A delicious appetizer, you can simply add a more generous serving of proscuitto and serve with a side of hot crusty bread to turn this easy salad into a main meal. You can also substitute Parma Ham for the proscuitto and nectarines for the peaches.

Salade Frisée aux Lardons
Spring Salads

I first tried Salade Frisée at our favourite Paris restaurant many years ago and my version of it has featured regularly on our family menus ever since. A warming French salad that is perfect for this time of year, it works equally well as an appetizer or a light main course. Simply serve one poached egg for an appetizer salad and two for a main dish.

My Mom’s Potato Salad
My Mom's Potato Salad

Whenever I serve my late Mom’s Potato Salad, everyone always asks for the recipe. Light and full of flavour, this is the perfect summer side for luncheons or more casual barbecues. The potatoes are marinated in oil and vinegar overnight to give a fabulous depth of flavour. There really is nothing else like it.

Tuna Pasta Salad Spring Salads

My Tuna Pasta Salad is the salad I’m always asked to bring to potlucks and barbecues. People rave about this creamy and flavourful dish, which makes a tasty side but is satisfying enough to work as a pescatarian main course.

Coronation Chicken
Spring Salads

Coronation Chicken has a fascinating royal history and really is one of the quintessential British spring and summer salads. Lightly flavoured with curry, this fresh, fruit studded dish is often served at picnics and spring parties.

Easiest Tomato Salad Ever
Spring Salads

Proving that quality ingredients don’t need a lot of fuss, my Easiest Tomato Salad Ever lets the flavour of garden fresh tomatoes and cucumber shine through.  It’s remarkably low effort but it looks really pretty and tastes amazing.

Make spring meals easy with these salad recipes. Perfect for family meals or entertaining, I’m sure you will find that these are recipes you will turn to time and time again.

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Article by April Harris

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Comments

  1. Sadly our summer days are over and autumn is showing itself more and more.
    Your salads all look fabulous and I could even enjoy one of them on a lovely warm autumn day,
    Have a lovely day.
    :-) Mandy xo

  2. These salads look wonderful. I especially like the coronation salad, with its contrast of colors.

  3. I’m a real salad girl and each of your salads sound like a great addition to a meal.

  4. You’re making we want to throw a salad-themed party! I’m trying to lose a few pounds at the moment so these look wonderful. Love the look of the peach & proscuitto especially.

  5. Oooh, it all looks so delicious – and delightfully simple. Cheers

  6. Nice salad round-up, April. I’ve pinned your mom’s potato salad as I’m always looking for new ways to make potato salad. I love my mother-in-law’s, but is is rather plain.
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Awesome salad collections April Love to try them.

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