Category Salad

Warm quinoa salad with pomegranate, feta and roasted pumpkin and peppers

This vibrant healthy winter salad is incredibly moreish. If you don’t have any pumpkin, use butternut squash. Simply omit the feta for a vegan version. Pomegranate molasses and red quinoa can be a little hard to come by. You can get them from specialist food shops – I got mine from Suma. This recipe is […]

Beetroot carpaccio and goats cheese

This is a great starter for a dinner party. Don’t bother arranging it on individual starter plates, spread out the beetroot on a large serving plate and dot the cheeses on top. Be careful to use a plate which has a rim otherwise the beetroot juices will spill over the edge. If you have time, […]

Juniper, cider and sage infused wild rice salad with mushrooms, almonds and crispy onions

This is much more exciting than your bog standard rice salad! It has subtle fragrant spices from the juniper, a sweetness from the cider but is also earthy with sage and mushrooms. Wild rice has a tougher consistency than white rice and therefore takes longer to cook but has plenty of texture. It is also […]

Raw ‘couscous’ salad

This is really easy to make, incredibly healthy and makes a great side salad for a BBQ. Instead of couscous, this recipe uses a whole cauliflower head that has been obliterated in a food processor. It works really well! Ingredients (serves 4 as a side dish) 1 cauliflower 1 small red onion 1 carrot 1 […]

Gado-gado

I went to Bali with my husband for our honeymoon and fell in love with this warm salad. It was eating gado-gado I first discovered tempeh. It isn’t widely sold in the UK so I’ve used tofu in my recipe. If you can get your hands on tempeh which is sold in some specialist shops […]

Crunchy Autumn Salad

I recently made this in a bit to use up some leftover parsnips from our bumper crop and it was a real success and makes a great side dish. Sprouting beans can be bought in many places nowadays and are relatively cheap. I used a pre-made mixture of lentils and chickpeas that I bought from […]

Insalata Caprese

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese as it is known in Italy, is a beautifully refreshing salad. However, there are a few tricks that will turn this humble salad in to a thing of wonder. These are: Use really good ingredients! Good extra virgin olive oil and mozzarella make all the difference to the overall flavour […]

Sprouting chickpea salad

Spouting seeds are all the rage at the moment. Mung beans, alfalfa, chickpeas and lentils are well known for their healthy properties and are great for vegetarians thanks to their high protein content. We normally boil the life out of them, but now, we are learning to use them in their natural, sprouting state. The […]

Blueberry, watermelon and feta salad

The hot weather is really glorious and has been leaving me thinking about new ways to eat refreshing salads and fruit. When browsing through some cook books, I noticed some unusual parings between fruit and cheese for the ultimate summer salad. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been recently posting recipes that uses fruit in salads, as has […]

Really easy coleslaw

Like hummus, coleslaw is one of those dishes that is so easy and cheap to make, and much, much better than the shop bought alternatives. Ingredients 1 medium white onion ½ red cabbage ½ white cabbage 1 large carrot (grated) 75g mayonnaise 2tsp wholegrain mustard Method Finely shred the onion, red cabbage and white cabbage […]