Mozzarella, Tomato and Rocket Salad

I can hardly claim that mixing mozzarella with basil and tomato is an original combination. But like Spaghetti Bolognese, a bacon sarnie, cheese on toast and Chicken Korma, it’s easy to forget how good these classics are, and turn away from them in favour of the more unusual, the more exotic. It’s the season anyway…

Celeriac, Beetroot, Apple and Walnut Salad

This is totes moreish – I ate a whole bowl of it to accompany a quiche for dinner last night. I really love celeriac; it’s one of my favourite vegetables. I love how versatile it is, and how different it tastes depending on how you cook it. It’s nutty and chewy in a gratin like…

Lebanese Chopped Salad with Yoghurt and Sumac

I’m not going to make any claims about the authenticity of this salad, save several years researching the very most delicious of Lebanese restaurants in the UK, and perusing the internet to try and locate the secrets of the things I’ve tasted. The salads I’ve tasted are usually chopped small (smaller than this one) and…

Ham and Brie Salad

Time for something fresh and juicy for lunch, or a light supper. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton of cheese in my fridge, and rather than scoff it on crackers after dinner, I thought I’d make the most of it by placing it centre stage in this zingy salad – along…

Cabbage, Apple and Cashew Salad with Peanut Dressing

Ooh I do love a good salad. Especially after a couple of weeks of delicious meat-feasting. I think it’s amazing how the body knows exactly what it needs. Starving after exercise? Need some more fuel. Can’t stand the thought of alcohol after a heavy night? Let your liver rest. Yesterday I was craving some sharp…

Nando’s Mediterranean Salad

Every time I go to Nando’s I order the Mediterranean Salad with a side order of chips. I’m not like that at other restaurants. Ok – I am totally like that at my local Thai restaurant, where I love their Thai Green Curry so much I know I can never beat it with anything else….

Warm Roasted Mushroom and Egg Salad

If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’m into my salads, and always trying to make them a little different. I love eating mushrooms raw in salads, but this time I decided to roast the mushrooms and boil the eggs at the last minute, adding both warm to the leaves and tomatoes. I’ve never made…

White Asparagus, Roasted Beetroot and Pepper Salad

It’s the sprinkles that make this salad special. Warm nutty pine kernels and little pops of pomegranate bring the roasted veg alive, and make this more than just another virtuous lunch (although I like a good dose of piety with my meal planning). We first had white asparagus while holidaying in Germany. They seem to…

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…

Grilled Sweetcorn, Samphire and Avocado Salad

This salad’s a pretty special one, containing All The Good Things. Good things being grilled sweetcorn (ok now I concede it’s better than boiled in a HUGE way) crispy radish, smooth avocado and salty samphire. I wish I had a nicer camera to capture all the gorgeous colours a little better – but believe me…

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…