Salads & Sides

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....

Smashing is a classic Chinese technique which breaks open the cucumber’s skin, helps release the seeds and splits the flesh into delicious chunks. This spicy sesame dressing is punchy and addictive, so watch out! Start this recipe ahead of time as the dressing needs time to marinate the cucumbers....

This creamy green feta dressing can be eaten even without any salad, it’s that good! I use raddichio as the base of this simple salad but use whatever greens you have on hand. The carrots add a sweet crunch and, if you’d like to bulk this up, add a handful of nuts or perhaps half an avocado, too....

This is a quick, herb-packed salad for when you’re craving a fresh but flavoursome lunch or light dinner. To make it into more of a main meal, add a second tin of chickpeas or other beans, some cooked lentils, quinoa or roasted vegetables. The meatballs are delicious served hot or cold....

The zingy five spice sesame dressing is the key to this bold Chinese chicken salad. Poach a whole chicken and then shred the meat to toss through with the crunchy cabbage, carrots and spring onion. This makes a great packed lunch, just take the nuts in a tupperware container to sprinkle on before eating....

This is one of those ad-hoc recipes that I created when I looked in my fridge one day and simply pulled out all these ingredients and threw them together. And what a happy discovery it was! I love grilled halloumi; there truly is something special about its salty, creamy flavour and chewy texture which I just can’t get enough of....

Featuring bursts of citrus, spice and sweetness, Caribbean food is a fusion of Spanish, African and Creole flavours. Seafood is a staple food among these island nations, which is why I’ve added a flavour-packed spiced fish recipe, served with a fresh peach salsa. The vibrant slaw is a medley of veg and is a great dish to have up your...

This fresh and vibrant salad is perfect for when your farmer’s market is packed with ripe, sweet tomatoes. Only use this recipe as inspiration, instead let your local grocer or market guide you on what’s in season and build your salad around that. You can store your leftover herb pesto in the fridge for a few days until ready to...

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