Britain is enjoying one of the warmest summers for years and it’s showing no signs of cooling down. We’re enjoying vegetables more all year round, and we’re learning about seasonal produce again. There are so many delicious vegetables to choose from, often grown locally, but we still sometimes need some inspiration to turn them into a full meal.
We’ve collected some of our favourite salad recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there.
1. Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing
This salad, from Pinch of Yum, is a visual triumph, as well as tasting delicious. It’s easy to put together and is full of colour and texture. The chicken is accompanied by red berries, blueberries, feta, almonds and a tangy mustard dressing.
2. Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad
Two Peas & Their Pod has created this ‘salad’ for non-salad lovers – no leafy greens, and no kale. In fact, the only green is coriander, and avocado, which is still huge.
3. Thai Chicken Salad
Thai is also huge. Still. Jo Cooks’s crunchy salad is covered in authentic peanut sauce that will satisfy a bigger appetite.
4. Loaded Power Salad
What’s Gaby Cooking crams all her favourites into a single salad and it really works, set off with a basil vinaigrette.
5. Grilled Romaine, Red Onion, Avocado, and Bacon Salad
Heather Christo has updated the classic combination of bacon and avocado, adding romaine lettuce and red onion, and it’s perfect for summer entertaining.
6. Kale Caesar Salad
Gimme Some Oven has made the simple Caesar salad her own by swapping lemon juice for lime to add a perfect citrus kick.
If you’re feeling inspired now to have a go at making one of these salads, or creating your own, see the advice from The Spruce Eats about how to make the perfect green salad.
Adding some tasty salads to your menu in the summer is advisable, to appeal to as many customers as possible. Keep them as fresh as possible in your premises with a saladette counter, available from a specialist supplier like Fridge Freezer Direct https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-refrigeration-brands/i-l/interlevin/interlevin-esa900-refrigerated-saladette-counter.
But don’t think that because you have added a salad or two to your summer menu, that’s enough – your menu should be a living thing, regularly reviewed and updated.