From easy pasta salads to spicy chicken salad, wild rice salads or potato salad: whatever kind of salad you're after, we've got a huge selection of salad recipes that are sure to fit the bill!
This salad is best served with cold meats or fish. To make it different every time, change your herbs and spices. It tastes really good the second day too, as the lemon juice has time to soak into the beans.
A rich and creamy potato salad with bacon to add a smoky flavour to the dish. A nice addition to any buffet table to accompany a summer BBQ.
I love making salads and salad dressings and this combination of rocket, pear, pine nuts, pancetta and balsamic vinegar seems to impress people the most. It's so easy and delicious that this is my 'go to' salad recipe when I have unexpected guests, as it looks really 'fancy' too. The inspiration for this comes from a nice restaurant in Hamburg - where they served a salad with a crisp slice of prosciutto di Parma on top, but I make it with pancetta or even bacon, as it's easier to eat with a fork!
A lovely apple vinaigrette makes the fresh beetroot, avocado and apples in this gorgeous salad come alive. This is a fun salad to serve guests arranged and layered on serving plates.
Green goddess dressing was popular in the 70s - with it's gorgeous mix of flavours, why not start a revival? This is perfect over crisp and mild lettuce leaves, like romaine or little gem.
This simple green salad features crisp little gem lettuce tossed with bacon, hard-boiled eggs, grated carrot and sliced tomato, simply dressed with oil and vinegar.
This is a wonderfully crunchy and refreshing salad.
This is a cold and crunchy marinated broccoli salad that is perfect for a picnic.
This tastes best served very cold as it's most refreshing that way. Works with fresh or dried mint (or dill, if you prefer). Nice side dish for bbq Greek kebabs.
A bit like a Greek salad - this chunky salad doesn't need any lettuce or oil. It's full of flavour from olives, red onion and feta cheese. It's very easy to make and perfect for barbecue parties and picnics.
This is a great salad, especially for the summer.
This is one of my favourite summer salads. Sunflower seeds add texture and are good for you!
This pasta salad reminds me of summer and it feeds a crowd! I regularly use up leftovers (chicken and veggies) in this salad.
This creamy coleslaw is embellished with cucumber and tomato.
This salad couldn't be simpler, but is a delicious accompaniment to barbecued meats, kebabs or fish.
My recipe is a little bit different from the classic. For the dressing, I use apple juice and yoghurt mixed in with the mayonnaise.
Orange juice adds a refreshing note to the salsa-style tomato and pepper dressing for this vibrant-looking salad. As the dressing can be made well in advance and the swordfish steaks take only minutes to cook, this is a very quick dish to prepare, ideal when you are entertaining. Serve with lots of sesame breadsticks or crusty wholegrain bread.
A crunchy salad of fruit, vegetables and nuts in a creamy yogurt-based dressing, this is attractively presented on chicory leaves, the bitterness of the chicory providing a good contrast to the sweet fruit. Enjoy it for lunch with crusty bread, or serve it as a side dish to a main meal for 6–8, to accompany smoked chicken or other poultry.
Pineapple and pear give this salad a sweet accent, while a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar on the mixed salad leaves adds a delightful piquancy. With lean ham, a well-flavoured cheese, fruit and vegetables all adding their own nutrients to balance the pasta, the result is a marvellous dish for lunch or supper.
A leafy salad with plenty of fresh herbs makes an excellent accompaniment to a whole range of dishes, from a simple roast chicken with potatoes, to pizza and pasta. For a crisp texture, make the salad just before you want to serve it and then toss with the dressing at the very last moment.