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Summer salad recipes

30 Recipes

Substantial salads for summer picnics and barbecues.

Healthy salad Niçoise

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(3 ratings)
French bistro classic, the tuna Niçoise, becomes healthier with extra lettuce and veg and low fat dressing
25 minutes
Easy

Squid, samphire & pea salad

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(2 ratings)
A seafood salad using dressed calamari rings and samphire, a green coastal plant that tastes of the ocean
20 minutes
Moderately easy

Sweet potato salad

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(7 ratings)
This simple healthy salad of baked potato chunks makes a great alternative to mayonnaise-based versions
50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Broad bean, pea & orzo salad

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(2 ratings)
Serve rice-like pasta grains with peas and beans, basil and a soured cream and Parmesan dressing
18 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Summer potato salad

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(1 ratings)
Make the most of Jersey Royals in this fresh and crunchy side with buttermilk dressing, radishes and cress
27 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Thai carrot & radish salad

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(2 ratings)
An Asian-inspired side dish that's everything a salad should be- light, fresh, colourful and crunchy
15 minutes
Easy

Curried chicken & mango salad

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(13 ratings)
This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two
40 minutes
Easy

Courgette, feta & mint salad

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(1 ratings)
Four ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to make this stunningly simple Med-style green salad
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Griddled chicken & corn on the cob salad

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(3 ratings)
Grill whole sweetcorn and serve with paprika-spiced chicken and crisp Little Gem for a healthy, speedy salad
35 minutes
Easy

Mexican salad with tortilla croutons

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(0 ratings)
Black beans make a great salad base - mix them with avocado, tomatoes and coriander Latin American style
22 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Soft-boiled egg, bacon & watercress salad

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Crispy bacon and a perfectly cooked egg with oozing yellow yolk is a brunch staple - this version teams it with watercress
15 minutes
Easy

Zingy courgette & spinach salad

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(11 ratings)
This delicious side dish is simple but smart and will bring a touch of freshness to any main meal
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cobb salad with buttermilk ranch dressing

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Get three of your five-a-day from this chicken and bacon salad, which can be adapted to use leftover turkey and is packed with protein and vitamins
15 minutes
Easy

Barbecue lamb & courgette salad

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(5 ratings)
This all-in-one salad makes light work of a summer meal and the most of the barbecue
40 minutes
Easy

Indian summer salad

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(13 ratings)
Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Summer crunch salad

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(6 ratings)
The crunchiness of green beans works particularly well in this salad
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Puy lentil, spiced roast carrot & feta salad

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(26 ratings)
High in fibre, a good source of iron, vitamin C and it counts as 3 of your 5-a-day - what's not to love about this superhealthy salad?
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Summer couscous salad

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(76 ratings)
A Middle Eastern treat, ready in minutes
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Summer salad with anchovy dressing

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(2 ratings)
A filling main-meal salad bursting with fresh veg - just leave out the anchovies for a veggie version
25 minutes
Easy

Summer potato salad with minty Dijon mayo

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(3 ratings)
Everyone loves potato salad – and this recipe, packed with veg, has more to offer than usual, in both flavour and glamour
40 minutes
Easy

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