When it comes to picnics, barbeques and garden parties it’s easy to focus on the mains, with salad too often relegated to an also-ran. But adding a few really tempting salad recipes to your picnic basket or party table is the perfect way to balance your meal. These 10 salad ideas are sure to be a hit!
Balsamic Roasted Tomato, Baby Spinach & Giant Couscous Salad is dressed with a honey, mustard and balsamic dressing and can be served hot, warm or cold.
Curried Potato Salad brings together the flavours of Coronation chicken in a gently sweet and spicy vegetarian dish.
Heart Attack Potato Salad is definitely one to enjoy in moderation, as it’s a full-fat, full-flavour recipe featuring bacon, mayonnaise and gherkins.
Loaded Cauliflower Couscous Salad with Roasted Turmeric Chickpeas is full of spice, colour, and healthy vegetables and legumes.
Pasta Caesar Salad takes a classic Caesar and makes it more substantial with the addition of pasta.
Pimm’s Summer Salad combines cucumbers, strawberries and mint with a Pimm’s-based dressing.
Roast Tomatoes with Garlic, Basil and Chilli work well on their own, or as a garnish for pasta, chicken, burgers or sausages.
Smoky Paprika Coleslaw is perfect for picnics and barbeques, thanks to the smokiness of the paprika and the surprising dressing.
Summer Greek Pasta Salad makes great use of feta cheese with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and olives to evoke the flavours of Greece.
Vegan Quinoa Summer Salad is full of colour and protein, and is naturally gluten-free.
And if you want to make a simple dressed green salad, check out my super quick Jam Jar Salad Dressing recipe.
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