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A New Leaf: Fresh Salad Ideas for Spring

We’ve all been there before. You start to overload on salads the minute spring arrives, but then can’t stand the sight of another lettuce leaf by the time summer rolls around. To help you avoid salad fatigue this season, we’ve rounded up five fresh salad ideas for spring that are perfect for midweek lunches, weekend barbecues and low-fat dinner options. 

Thai lamb and mango salad

Juicy mangoes are just coming in to season, so we want to add their sweet, fragrant flesh to just about everything! For an Australian take on the classic Thai beef salad, try this Thai lamb and mango salad with a zesty lime dressing.

Thai Lamb and Mango Salad


The perfect accompaniment to grilled steaks or chicken, this vibrant Malaysian rice salad called nasiulam is our go-to dish to take along to barbecues and alfresco lunches.

Nasi Ulam


Add instant wow-factor to any Asian style salad by making a satay dressing. We love this authentic Indonesian gadogado recipe paired with a glass of crisp Semillon.

gado gado salad

Teriyaki swordfish salad

Thanks to the meaty swordfish steaks, Asian greens and asparagus spears, this satisfying Japanese teriyaki swordfish salad is a complete meal in one.

Teriyaki Sword fish Salad

Rice vermicelli salad

Another Asian salad that nails it in the light meal department is this Vietnamese rice vermicelli salad, packed with prawns, fresh herbs and a zingy lime dressing.

Rice Vermicelli Salad

Discover more tempting salad recipes here or revamp your lunchbox with these creative lunch ideas.

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