Salad recipes

Colourful soft-boiled egg salad.
Colourful soft-boiled egg salad.

Come spring and summer, salads are the perfect medium for experimenting with new ingredients and flavour combinations.

Here is a selection of our favourites, from hearty salads with grains that are a meal in themselves, to lighter offerings to accompany family dinners, barbecues and picnics.

Recipes

Salad of sauteed beef with cold rice noodles.

Salad of sautéed beef with cold rice noodles

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Coconut chicken salad with mint and lime.

Coconut chicken salad with mint and lime

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (20)
Potato, prawn and avocado salad is an ideal late-summer lunch or dinner.

Potato, prawn and avocado salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Green and gold salad.

Green and gold Australia Day salad wraps

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Build your own rainbow superbowl.

The rainbow superbowl

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Salad in a jar.

No-cook jar salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Chicken noodle salad.

Chicken noodle salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Farro, quinoa salad

Farro, quinoa, sprouted lentils, raw cauliflower, almond, beetroot and smoked yoghurt salad

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

George Calombaris

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
char-grilled fennel and carrot salad

Char-grilled fennel and carrot salad with champagne vinegar, tarragon and fried haloumi

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Barbecued calamari

Barbecued calamari, manzanillo olives and macaroni salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Poached salmon pasta salad is a lovely option for the warmer months.

Salmon, radish and gnocchetti pasta salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Walnut and watercress salad

Walnut and watercress salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Zucchini, broad bean and mint salad with cured ham

Zucchini, broad bean and mint salad with cured ham

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Garlic bread salad

Garlic bread salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Kachumber

Kachumber

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Cos and orange salad.

Cos and orange salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Karen Martini's tuna, sweet potato, fennel and orange salad.

Sweet potato, tuna, fennel, orange, olive and pita salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
You can serve the prawn salad as a feast or wrap the salad in the betel leaves and eat them as hand-held morsels.

Prawn and vermicelli salad with coconut cream, kaffir lime and betel leaves

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Warm steak salad

Warm steak salad with spicy soy and ginger sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Soft-boiled eggs with beetroot and carrot salad.

Soft-boiled eggs with beetroot, carrot and parsley salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Neil Perry's green mango salad.

Green mango salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Vietnamese coleslaw

Vietnamese coleslaw

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (27)
Beetroot, orange and olive salad.

Beetroot, orange and olive salad

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Cauliflower, green bean and fenugreek salad

Green bean, cauliflower and fresh fenugreek salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Papaya salad by Tony Tan.

Vietnamese green papaya salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Tony Tan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Neil Perry's farro, beetroot, gorgonzola and candied walnut salad.

Salad of farro with baby beetroots, gorgonzola and candied walnuts

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Spiced beetroot salad.

Spiced beetroot salad

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Fennel, orange and olive salad with tuna.

Fennel, orange and olive salad with oil-poached tuna

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Roast cauliflower salad with dates.

Roasted cauliflower salad with dates

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (51)
Burghul, pimento and paprika salad.

Burghul, pimento and paprika salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Bill Granger

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
Warm salad of roast cauliflower, labne, olives and almonds.

Warm salad of roast cauliflower, labna, olives and almonds

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (200)
Zucchini, pinutnut and currant salad. Photo: Marcel Aucar

Zucchini and pinenut salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (86)
Neil Perry's seared tuna salad with sesame dressing.

Seared tuna salad with sesame dressing

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (68)
Cos salad with garlic and anchovies.

Cos salad with warm garlic and anchovy dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (72)
Neil Perry's warm haloumi salad with pomegranate and lemon dressing.

Warm haloumi salad with pomegranate and lemon dressing

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (75)
Broccoli and sesame salad.

Broccoli and sesame salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Pearl cous cous, watercress, mint, harissa mayonnaise.

Pearl cous cous, watercress, mint and harissa mayonnaise

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Shane Delia

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Broccolini, bean and sesame salad

Broccolini, bean and sesame salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Jar

Jar salads

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Sardine

Sardine, egg and dukkah salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (87)
Prawn

Tabbouleh salad with prawns and pomegranate

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
Watermelon, feta and mint salad.

Watermelon, feta and mint salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (41)
Mexican avocado salad.

Guacamole salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Tomato salad with tzatziki.

Heirloom tomato salad with tzatziki

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Grilled Caesar salad.

Grilled caesar salad

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)