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Tortillas with spicy tomato, fish and black beans.
Tortillas with spicy tomato, fish and black beans.

Spring is all about new produce from fresh baby peas to broad beans, zucchini and the first berries and cherries. This week we make the most of young greens with an easy broad bean pasta and lamb with spring peas, mint and fetta.

Warm salads are a great way to make the transition between winter and summer foods – try the haloumi salad with dates and green chillies, then pack up the leftovers with pita bread for tomorrow's lunch.

On the weekend fish tortillas might need a bit of time to prepare but once everything is in place you can let your guests do the assembling.

Don't miss out on late season citrus – buy in bulk and make a big batch of marmalade.

Fried haloumi with white cabbage, date and green chilli salad.

MONDAY: Add pita bread for a substantial Middle Eastern haloumi salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Orecchiette with broad beans, butter and parmesan

TUESDAY: Twice-peeled broad beans are worth the effort in this dish

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

STEVE MANFREDI

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
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Green curry of chicken breast and bamboo shoots.

WEDNESDAY: Store-bought paste makes for a speedy chicken curry

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Grilled lamb salad with fresh mint, fetta and peas

THURSDAY: Spring peas, mint and feta work beautifully with lamb

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Brigitte Hafner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
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THURSDAY: These fruity muffins are perfect for breakfast or morning tea

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Warm beef, roasted tomatoes and sweet capsicums with horseradish cream

FRIDAY: Tender beef and roasted peppers drizzled with horseradish cream

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
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SATURDAY: A creamy zucchini omelette for breakfast

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Cumquat marmalade

SATURDAY: Make a batch of marmalade with the last of spring citrus

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Tortillas with spicy tomato, fish and black beans.

SATURDAY: A casual DIY dinner of fish and black bean tortillas

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)