Collection: 30 Salads for Mid Autumn

Mid Autumn is that last hurrah to Summer, at least here in Adelaide it is. We have the last of the warm weather, and 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.

1st. Simple Tomato and Bread Salad

Begin the month with some beautiful tomato salads.

2nd. Ensalada

3rd. Quick Tomato Salad with Garlicky Mayo

4th. Tomato Salad with Green Olives

5th. Tapanade Bread Salad with Mozzarella

6th. Cucumber and Tomato Sunday Salad

7th. Zucchini, Dill and Lemon Salad

Zucchini is disappearing from the shelves as well, but the late season ones are delicious. Look for smaller, bright green ones.

8th. Slightly Pickled Mushrooms with Tamari and Sesame Oil

9th. Pomegranate Salad with Coriander Leaves and Lime

10th. Cucumber and Yoghurt

Have one last cucumber dish, and make it this one. A salad to eat with flatbread and some chargrilled eggplant.

11th. Rocket Salad with Penne and Parmesan

12th. Chickpea and Carrot Salad with Curry Dressing

13th. Tofu and Chilli Salad

14th. Smoked Beetroot with Yoghurt and Caramelised Nuts

We are assuming that it is a weekend, and that you have some time to make this more complex salad. It takes time, but is worth every moment.

15th. Roast Red Pepper and White Bean Salad with Mozzarella

16th. Steamed Thai Eggplants with Sesame Soy Garlic Dressing

Thai Eggplants are available too, large and flavoursome.

17th. Beetroot and Goat Cheese Salad with Rocket

18th. Mung Bean and Baked Carrot Salad

19th. Fennel and Apple Salad

20th. Black Bean and Cabbage Salad with Orange Dressing

Cabbage is back! And how sweetly delicious it is. Pair it with black beans.

21st. Quick Pickled Radishes with Asian Flavours

22nd. Roasted Beetroot Salad with Roasted Garlic and Walnuts

23rd. Celery Yoghurt Salad

24th. Orange and Walnut Salad

Don’t overlook oranges for your Autumn Salads.

25th. Cypriot Grain Salad

One of my favourite salads.

26th. Caramelised Onion and Salad Greens

27th. Three Citrus Salad with Green Chilli, Ginger and Almond Salsa

28th. Fennel Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

29th. Onion Salad with Sesame Oil

30th. Fennel, Tomato and Potato Salad with Garlicky Mayo




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