Salad recipes

Satisfying salads for summer.
Satisfying salads for summer.

Summer is a great time of year to experiment with new ingredients and flavour combinations, and salads are the perfect medium. Here is a sample of tasty salad recipes, so there's no excuse not to make the most of the season's produce. There are hearty salads with grains that are a meal in themselves, and lighter offerings to accompany  barbecues and picnics.

Recipes

Carrot and potato salad with caraway, lemon and nigella seeds.

Carrot and potato salad with caraway, lemon and nigella seeds

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Cold Soba noodles with beansprouts, soy and ginger. Styling by Caroline Velik.

Cold soba noodles with beansprouts, soy and ginger

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Zucchini flower, wild rice, lentil and yoghurt salad.

Zucchini flower, wild rice, lentil and yoghurt salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Beetroot salad with goat's curd.

Beetroot salad with spiced peppers and goat's curd

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Freekeh tabbouleh.

Freekeh tabbouleh

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Cobb salad is bright, crunchy and fresh.

Cobb salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Pearl barley, witlof and blue cheese salad

Pearl barley, witlof and blue cheese salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Radicchio and orange salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Broccoli with shallots and almonds.

Broccoli with shallots and almonds

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Curried lentil salad

Curried lentil salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Citrus salad

Citrus salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Ham and pickled cherry salad

Ham and pickled cherry salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Cherry tomato salad

Cherry tomato salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rustic salad with lavender-scented dressing

Rustic salad with lavender-scented dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Spiced turnip and grape salad.

Spiced turnip and grape salad

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Spanish salad with orange and olives

Spanish salad with orange and olives

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese.

Butter bean salad with figs and blue cheese

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Christmas coleslaw.

Christmas coleslaw

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Terry Durack

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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Modern nicoise salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
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Smoked salmon and rocket salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Asparagus with basil tomatoes

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Salmon and fennel salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Minted rice and grape salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Black-eyed bean salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

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Minted green bean salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Nasturtium salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Vietnamese noodle salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Chicken caesar salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Vietnamese poached chicken salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
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Crunchy apple salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Eggplant salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Tofu balls with salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Cucumber salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

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Potatoes, white beans and rocket

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

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Dried fruit compote

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

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Japanese warm chicken salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

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Prawn and soba noodle salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy