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Learn how to make my three spring salad recipes for Easter! From a easy cucumber salad, to a charred asparagus salad and a dried fruit and nut Couscous salad with fresh mint! All these salad recipes are easy, healthy and so beautiful too. Enjoy!

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CUCUMBER RADDISH, SUGAR PEA SALAD
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:
3 English Cucumbers
4 radishes
2 cups (300 g) Sugar Snap Peas
Salt and Pepper to taste
¼ cup (60 ml) light sour cream
1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh dill, minced
Edible Flower garnish

METHOD:
Slice cucumbers and radishes into thin disks using a sharp knife or mandolin. Keep the skins on for a pretty presentation. Place in a large bowl. Add snap peas.

Add sour cream, dill, salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat.

Transfer salad to a serving bowl, garnish with an edible flower such as a nasturtium, pansy or marigold (found in the produce section of better supermarkets)

CHARRED ASPARGUS WITH THYME SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE
Serves 6

INGREDIENTS
2 bunches of thin asparagus
drizzle of olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) Dijon Mustard
1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) white balsamic vinaigrette
3-4 tbsp (45ml-60ml) grapeseed oil
½ tsp (2.5 ml) fresh thyme. minced
1 tbsp (15 ml) shallot, minced
½ tsp (2.5 ml) fresh lemon zest for garnish

METHOD:
Trim asparagus ends to remove the tough fiber. It’s ideal at this point to trim to the size of your cast-iron pan so they lay flat.
Heat a cast-iron pan on high heat. Drizzle olive oil in pan. Add asparagus and allow to cook, in a single layer (you may need to do this in batches) until asparagus begins to char and turn golden brown. Do not overcook. Just cook long enough to char and then remove asparagus and transfer to a plate to cool.

In a small bowl whisk together the mustard and vinegar. Slowly add the grapeseed oil until emulsified and smooth. Add thyme and shallot, stir to combine.

Place asparagus on a long, rectangular plate. Drizzle dressing over spears, garnish with fresh lemon zest.

DRIED FRUIT AND NUT COUCOUS WITH FRESH MINT
Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cup (350 ml) of water
2 tbsp (30 g) butter
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1 ½ cups (270 g) Couscous
½ cup (75 g) raw sliced almonds
½ cup (75 g) raw pistachios, shelled
1/3 cup (50 g) dried cherries
1/3 cup (50 g) golden raisins
1-15 oz (450g) can garbanzo beans, drained rinsed
½ cup (120 ml) fresh mint, chopped

METHOD:
In a large sauce pot bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Then add couscous. Turn off heat and cover for 5 mins. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F (176C). Place almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake almonds for 6-8 minutes until roasted and golden brown. Set aside to cool.

To the cooled couscous add roasted almonds, raw pistachios, dried cherries, golden raisins, and garbanzo beans. Toss to combine. Keep refrigerated just until ready to serve. Moments before serving, add fresh mint, toss to combine.

Serve in a shallow bowl so couscous is piled high like a pyramid. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Comments

shikha sharma says:

Hi! I love all your vegetarian dishes,The couscous salad is supposed to be served cold or hot?

Jennifer Lam says:

Cucumber, radish and snap peas!! I can't wait to try this recipe!! 👌

Grayce Royal says:

The flower idea is so amazing! Thank you so much. I always enjoy your videos :)

JabuJabule says:

Looking great as always, Beth! Is your gardening channel coming back soon?

Laurie1616 says:

I just LOVE your recipes! They are always so delicious and inspiring 😍

angelika L says:

Hey Beth! Can you show us how to set up an afternoon tea or high tea snacks and desserts for this spring please?

trivera1s says:

The cucumber salad looks divine!

Andie Mehaffie says:

These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try them all!!

GreekGoddess Griego says:

So I am a big food junky I love love looking at certain chefs cook and my family love me cooking and always ask me who are my favorite chefs and well I tell them my number one right now is Beth and you can find her on YouTube … I am always posting your videos on Facebook .. keep up the wonderful idea and recipes 💗

methnee senevirathne says:

Hi Beth, Very nice recipes!
Btw, I love the salad servers you got on the last Salad. From where did you get those?

My Fiori Style says:

Loving these ideas! Please Beth remember to make the Essentials per type of cooking in products and utensils ❤ I am slowly growing my kitchen collection, and your so inspiring that I would love for you to share your recommendations 😍

denicekimberly says:

I love couscous! All 3 of these salads look divine 🤩

Cookieda says:

this is not kuskus, its called bulgur.

B Z says:

Hi Beth! I’m one of your subscribers and love your recipes like these salads! Could you make recipes for people with heart problems? Thank you! I will make these salads with a little modification just for me😊🌷. Thank you.

Serena Davis says:

Your recipes are wonderful, Beth. More importantly, there’s this beautiful element of joy and comfort in your videos that will brighten up anybody’s day. I feel like you’re like a family friend that everyone would like to hang out with and swap recipes. I cannot wait for Easter. ❤️

PS: By the way, Trader Joe should sponsor you. It’s my favorite grocery store. 😁

Aquiles Tadeu Martineli says:

Beautiful! Shared!

Aquiles Tadeu Martineli says:

Great! I'll make it with the Kefir yogurt I make myself everyday!!! Perfect!

Vincenzos Plate says:

I love the spring season, great flavors and the weather is perfect for my favorite recipes. Love the zucchini salad. I'll make it today

Bts and Blackpink says:

Lovely saleds

Patricia ́Cuisine says:

Hi Beth, great and delicious salad. You make wondeful recipes and beautiful too!!! Hahahaha.
I love the ccombination of flavours of your salad.

Have a great weekend my friend,

Patricia.

Neasia Bruce says:

I will be making the cucumber one this Easter. Looks amazing.

TheMaikeWinter says:

Ah nice! In Berlin spring is about to really start and I love the fresh salads!

Sherry Donald says:

Love, Love and Love ! All three of these recipes are great new ideas ! Thank You !!!!

Evelyn Torres says:

Love this! I can almost taste the freshness!!

Carina :) says:

Beth, like always delicious and beautiful looking salads!
I’m going to try them soon 🙂
Kind regards 🤗

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