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10 super spring salad recipes

Bursting with spring's most vibrant vegetables, these seasonal salads are guaranteed to brighten up mealtimes. Whether you're searching for the perfect potato salad recipe or want to try something new (rhubarb and mackerel anyone?), our spring salad recipes are sure to inspire.

Warm chicken liver and beetroot salad
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Warm chicken liver and beetroot salad

Use leftover fried chicken livers and onion in this speedy 15-minute winter salad. Perfect as a quick midweek meal, the budget-friendly dish includes a winning combination of earthy beetroot, rich chicken livers, bacon lardons and butterhead leaves, plus a punchy mustard dressing drizzled on top.

  1. Pour 4 tbsp oil into a small jar with the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, dill and garlic. Screw on the lid, then shake vigorously to emulsify. Season to taste, shake again and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil in a nonstick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the lardons for 3-4 mins until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a small bowl and set asidetocoolslightly.Pouroffmostof the fat from the pan, leaving about 1 tsp. Add the leftover liver and onions, then stir over a medium heat for 2-3 mins or until piping hot. Remove from the heat.
  3. Divide the salad leaves between 4 plates and top with the warmed liver and onions, the beetroot quarters and the warm bacon lardons. Drizzle over the dressing and serve with the toast.

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  • Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g pack bacon lardons
  • leftover liver and onions
  • 100g pack butterhead salad
  • 200g Redmere Farms cooked beetroot (about 2 from a 500g pack), quartered
  • 4 slices seeded multigrain bloomer bread, toasted