A Choice of Two Exotic Spring Salads

More wonderful fresh produce from the Gardens at Villa Bologna, served in their inimitable Ceramika Maltija dishes. Spring is in the air, and so are flavours of the Med from Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes for your joie de vivre !


Red Cabbage, Spring Onion & Roast Pecan Nut Salad, with a Sweet

Toffee-Style Fruit, Maple & Balsamic Dressing

¼ fresh red cabbage, shredded or finely chopped

1 spring onion (scallion), chopped

¼ cup roasted pecan nuts, roughly chopped

½ red apple, chopped or grated (mine was at the bottom of the salad)

flat leaf parsley, finely chopped, for garnishing (optional)



1 Tbsp maple syrup

2 Tbsp raisins

1/8 cup olive oil

1/8 cup balsamic vinegar

pinch sea salt

1 tsp vegan margarine or coconut oil (UK) or US


Place in a food processor, and process until smooth and thick


Place chopped salad ingredients in a bowl, pour dressing on top, and garnish with parsley.


Potato & Beetroot Salad with a Naughty Lemon & Zesty Cream


3 medium sized potatoes, peeled, and boiled until soft

1 large beetroot, pre-boiled, peeled, and chopped into squares

1 spring onion (scallion), chopped

zest of 1 large lemon, very finely chopped

2 Tbsp very finely chopped parsley – sprinkle most in the salad, but leave some for garnishing.



2 Tbsp thick non-dairy mayonnaise (recipe in my forthcoming MWV book – out next month)

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 Tbsp cold water

1 tsp maple syrup

¼ tsp turmeric powder (or US)


Place the ingredients in a bowl, and whisk with a fork until smooth.  Pour onto salad and serve.  If there’s any lemon zest left, use it for garnishing with the parsley.



All recipes and content © Miriam Sorrell mouthwateringvegan.com 2010


6 Responses to “A Choice of Two Exotic Spring Salads”

  1. May S Says:

    These looks so delicious!! What dishes would you recommend them to serve with ?

  2. Miriam Says:

    Hi May – any pasta dish or even a rice one would benefit from these accompaniments. BBQ’d veggies too would be great alongside these beauties. I hope you make and enjoy them all the same ! 🙂

  3. Sadie Says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipes! I found your site via Compassion over Cruelty on FB ad am so excited and GLAD that I did! X

  4. Miriam Says:

    Saide Hi there and welcome. I too am glad that you found my site and I very much look forward to your feedback and comments on my blog as and when. Best your way in the meantime Sadie. 🙂

  5. Zoe Says:

    I strongly advocate for natural food like tomato, watermelon, pink grapefruits, pink guava etc.
    To receive the added benefits from combining tomatoes with
    other nutritionally-rich food, try adding a few broccoli florets to tomato
    soup. Lycopene is a fat soluble antoxidant making it more easily broken
    down when consumed with fat or when cooked, heated or baked.

  6. Miriam Says:


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