Wattle tree. Aaaaaaahh.
So, anyway. After months of hearty soups, casseroles and curries, salad vegetables have started reappearing in the shops and markets. Having moved on from the insipid (iceberg lettuce, carrot, tomato and grated cheddar cheese) salads of my youth, I've discovered there are heaps of yummy things you can put in salads. Here are a few ideas:
Spicy salmon and lychee salad
Tandoori tofu salad
Rocket, cucumber, tomato and haloumi salad
Chunky avocado salsa
Crispy bacon salad
Rocket, avocado, pear, blue cheese and pecan salad
Goat's cheese salad with croutons
and for cooler evenings, a warm 'salad':
Warm pasta salad with pine nuts and feta
Happy spring to y'all ... or if you're reading this in the Northern Hemisphere, happy autumn/fall!