Salads & Sides

Everyone loves serving feta in watermelon salads but I don’t think it needs it! This is such a simple salad that, on paper, doesn’t look too special. Tossed together with fresh herbs and some quality extra-virgin olive oil, this dish is a reminder that simple is often best!...

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 tasty salad pairs vibrant nutty broad beans with crisp peas and salty flecks of pancetta. Serve this warm and it’s equally delicious cold, packed up for a lunch for the next day. Track down the fresh broad beans and peas when in season if you can otherwise use frozen and let defrost under some hot water then drain any...

I’m a pro at using what you’ve got. Traditional pesto is made with pinenuts but I always change according to what nuts or seeds need using up at home. I had the very last hazelnuts to use up, ones I bought a few months ago to make a hazelnut choc butter. I’ve gone for basil here but use a mix...

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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