Mexican Salad With Chilli Lime Dressing

Mexican food is great for us, since it’s full of veggies (especially my favourite sweetcorn), lime juice rather than vinegar for dressings (Mr Roast Chicken is NOT a vinegar fan), and it’s usually super healthy (beforeĀ I start piling on the cheese). I’ve blogged about a similar salad fairly recently, but I had to share this…

Ham, Pea and Avocado Salad

Well anything with avocado in it’s going to be good isn’t it? It’s always the best part of the salad – that creamy, soft clay texture is just a dream. Mmmmmmm. I’d decided to cook my own ham for this. I’m a little sick of watery ham pumped with odd chemicals and slid into plastic…

Tomato and Rice Salad

Just a quickie to share a quick, simple and healthy salad with you – because don’t we all need those? I’m not a huge rice eater as I find it rather bland, but I do love it when it’s turned into a risotto, or cooked into big peppers where it takes on the sweet and…

Herby Aubergine and Courgette Salad

I’m always trying to create different ideas for weekday lunches. I want to look forward to my lunch, and savour every last little mouthful. My go-to combo is sweetcorn, tomatoes, feta cheese and cucumber – a Greek salad morphed into Mexican with the help of an Abel and ColeĀ recipe which gave me the idea. It’s…

Orange and Olive Salad

I wouldn’t have thought to put the orange in this recipe. I made it as I had a slightly boring iceberg lettuce and tomato combination going on and found some juicy black olives leftover in the fridge which I decided to add to spice it up a bit. I must have seen a programme or…

Sweet Tooth Salad

This is what to eat for lunch if you’ve: a) Got a sweet tooth b) Want to eat healthily for lunch but c) Still want to feel full afterwards. Mediterranean / Middle Eastern mash-ups really inspire me. I adore middle eastern foods – the mezze platters, the dips, the bread… I’m not usually a fan…

Spicy Sweetcorn Salad

I’m not a vegetarian by any means. I love a good steak (medium please-pink but no blood), roast chicken (obv), sausages, bacon butties, slow cooked lamb and pulled pork. However, we quite often eat vegan meals at home. I like the cheapness of the meals, for one thing, and I also like the feeling-full-without-feeling-stuffed result…

Crispy Beanshoot Salad

This salad would have been a good one for me to eat on Friday, struggling as I was with A Great Big Stinking Cold. It would have given me vitamins and perked me up. Instead, I ate the following: tea, tea, cereal, toast, grapefruit juice (so far so good but wait), a coca cola fizzy…

Winter Red Cabbage Salad With Thai Dressing

At this time of year there’s a lot of meat and potato dishes of warm stodgy loveliness. This is something for a contrast, cubes of creamy goats cheese with crunchy peppers and cabbage; a salad to revive and refresh. And a salad to use up red cabbage – doesn’t it go on for ages? A…

Sunshine Sardine Salad

Although the alliteration in the title of this salad pleased me, it’s also apt for this bright, vibrant mixture of flavours and textures – perfect for one of those bright sunny days where the sun is high and hot, and one takes a leisurely lunch outside on the terrace, with a chilled glass of sauvignon….

Feta and Beetroot Salad

Here’s an utterly scrummy lunchbox lunch, which I enjoyed in batches this week at my computer (not a good way to eat I know I know). The sweetcorn / feta combo is v moreish, and with a bit of bite from the spring onions and softness from the beetroot and cucumber mean that each mouthful…