Spring has finally sprung, and that means fresh flavours, fresh veggies and fresh eats! As we awaken from our winter slumber, we wanna tuck into healthy and delicious food while counting down the days til summer. So, we’ve pulled together 6 great dishes for you to indulge in this September.
Kick off the season by treating yourself to this delicious risotto with lots of treats from the deep blue sea – mussels, prawns, fish and calamari, all slowly cooked with fresh tomato and cream. Forget lasagna and spaghetti, risotto will be your motto for the rest of spring.
Order seafood risotto from San Giorgio, Adelaide, SA
The taste of fresh tomato and herbs will instantly bring you into spring, and there is no b(rusch)etta way to enjoy it than on bread. Have it as a side when you order risotto or pasta, or enjoy it by itself as we dip our toma-toes into spring.
Order bruschetta from Nat’s Place, Bundoora, VIC
You may have only had eyes for pies in winter, so it’s time to unleash on the quiche in spring. So many delicious options like vegetarian quiche, spinach quiche or the classic quiche Lorraine, mean it’s hard to choose a favourite, so we recommend you have a piece of each quiche.
Order quiche Lorraine from Atwell Pizza and Pasta, Atwell, WA
Rice Paper Rolls
Rice paper rolls may not be spring rolls, and even though they’re sometimes called summer rolls, you can enjoy them in the springtime nonetheless. These Vietnamese rolls with fresh veggies, herbs and sauce are the perfect dish to snack on as we roll into spring.
Order rice paper rolls from Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant, Mawson, ACT
Japanese food is light and easy, and soy perfect for eating in spring. We all love nigiri and tempura prawn, but fresh seafood is the best way to help us get the beach bod back. For extra zing, spice it up with some wasabi and pickled ginger.
Order mixed sashimi from Sushi OH-OO, Five Dock, NSW
Thai Beef Salad
Lettuce rejoice ‘cos spring is finally here and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a tasty salad. Thai beef is a great option, and much lighter than potato salad or Caesar salad. You’ve probably been stuffing your face full of pad Thai this winter, so give your body a break and order sliced grilled rump steak with fresh Thai herbs, red onion, chilli, shallots, coriander, mint leaves, and fresh lime juice. Mmmm, tasty.
Order Thai beef salad from Natural Thai Cafe, Noosaville, QLD