Salads & Sides

Not spiralized squash! Spaghetti squash! It's an actual special kind of squash and works perfectly as a side drizzled with garlic sage butter and roast chicken or have with your favourite pasta sauce and meatballs like I've done here. The recipe for these meatballs is in my new book Eat Happy which is out in January, so get pre-ordering now!...

This cumin-spiced slaw is crunchy and sweet with shredded red cabbage, carrot and apple. This is a great recipe to have up your sleeve for when you have friends with dietary requirements over for dinner. This is delicious served with any grilled meats, seafood, chickpeas or beans of choice....

This makes a great packed lunch, just take the dressing with you in a jar and toss at the last minute. If you can’t find smoked mackerel, any fish works well here, I also love hot smoked trout and salmon or swap in some cooked shredded chicken. I’ve used cooked beetroot here but you can easily buy raw and cook...

This vibrant salad is a melange of fresh, simple ingredients that packs up well for a picnic (just take the feta to scatter on top before you serve). If you don’t like feta, swap with goat’s or any cheese of your choice. Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice that adds sweetness to the dressing....

Out now

I’m so excited to share my new cookbook ‘Eat Happy’ with you all! Click here to get your hands on it now.
Melissa x