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Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad

Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad

I love salads….. I really, really do. In fact if I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would be salads. So this is the first of a whole catalogue of amazing salad recip…

A Class Above Potato Salad

A Class Above Potato Salad

Yet more salads! I’ve always had a fondness of potato salad that I can’t really explain – gloopy cold potatoes anyone? This version can be easily made either dairy and egg free or…

Giraffe Salad

Giraffe Salad

No, not made of Giraffes, just from the restaurant chain! We had an unusual Easter Sunday… A very early morning Easter egg hunt (luckily the Easter Bunny had visited) followed by a day out wi…

Herby Pasta Salad

Herby Pasta Salad

This hot weather has made me want to eat more salads than normal. A fresh salad, in my opinion, is the perfect summer’s day lunch. This pasta salad is zingy, fresh and packed full of herbs. I…

Carrot and Parsley Salad

Carrot and Parsley Salad

The sunshine in the last couple of days has had my thought turning to salads, and this one is a particular favourite. Everywhere in France you can buy tubs of ‘Salade de Carottes Râpées&#8217…

Cucumber and Poppy Seed Salad

Cucumber and Poppy Seed Salad

Here’s my first recipe inspired by a recipe in my lovely new Ottolenghi cookbook. It’s certainly a step up from an average, rather bland cucumber salad – there’s nothing fla…

Sweet Balsamic Bean Salad

Sweet Balsamic Bean Salad

This sweet and tangy bean salad knocks the socks off any shop bought (or horrors of horrors, tinned) offering. You can easily mix and match the beans, using up half tins of beans that may be hangin…

Roasted Green Bean Salad

Roasted Green Bean Salad

The next few days will be spent recovering from the festival (I know it was only one night but we made the critical mistake of forgetting it gets extremely cold at 3am, and so didn’t really s…

Spicy Corn Salad

Spicy Corn Salad

It’s the 4th July and in honour of my American readers I’ve decided to give a Brit’s take on a classic American meal – dairy, egg and nut-free of course. I’ve decided …

Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

Veggie Salade Niçoise for Bastille Day

It’s the 14th July, Bastille Day in France so a French lunch was needed. It may be quite cold and pouring with rain (yet again) but I still think a lovely salad makes the perfect lunch. This …

Shallot and Mustard Dressing/Vinaigrette

Shallot and Mustard Dressing/Vinaigrette

This is a stone-cold classic French vinaigrette (I did learn the recipe at Le Cordon Bleu after all) and it will bring most salads to life. It manages to achieve a thick and well combined consisten…

Sweetcorn Chowder

Sweetcorn Chowder

It’s still wet and miserable and feels more like October than July, so soup seemed more appropriate than salads and picnics. My girls love sweetcorn so this chowder recipe ticks a lot of boxe…

Warm Rice and Mexican Bean Salad

Warm Rice and Mexican Bean Salad

This was the salad we had to accompany our Opening Ceremony BBQ. In my experience ‘the veggie’ always does rather badly at BBQs….. Almost always an after-thought, and then there&#…

Tangy Cucumber Salad

Tangy Cucumber Salad

I find it really hard to get my children to eat salads – they’re fine with salad vegetables on their own, but combine or dress them and then they’re not keen. Since Big S loves bo…

Carrot and Poppy Seed Salad

Carrot and Poppy Seed Salad

Well we’re just back from a fantastic holiday in the South of France featuring beach fun in the Languedoc and then the incredibly wild and beautiful scenery of the Cévennes and Aveyron. It&#8…

Tomatoes à la Provençale

Tomatoes à la Provençale

I absolutely love tomatoes, but even so, a tasteless under-ripe specimen is a challenge to make into a delectable meal. You can make tomatoes confits which work wonderfully in salads, sandwiches or…

Gorgeous Fluffy Green Couscous

Gorgeous Fluffy Green Couscous

This recipe is a bit of an amalgamation between Yotam Ottolenghi’s Green Couscous and my Guaranteed Fluffy Couscous Salad. I think the mix works perfectly, with the slight tang from my &#8216…

Mediterranean vegetable and parsley Pasta Salad

Mediterranean vegetable and parsley Pasta Salad

I love parsley – it’s so versatile but can often be overlooked by more flamboyant herbs. This pasta salad certainly lets the parsley shine, and uses those sunny Mediterranean vegetables…

Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

It’s all very well starting the New Year with vibrant super food salads, but dark, cold January also requires some comfort foods. You can obviously buy baked beans in any shop easily, but I&#…

Confetti Rice Salad

Confetti Rice Salad

I adore salads, but my kids don’t seem to share my love. So here’s a tasty rice salad to try and tempt them. Not too complex whilst being packed full of tasty vegetables and flavour. It…

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