Our stunning salad recipes span meat, fish, veggie and vegan, making for a leisurely lunch or as part of a celebratory feast. For more salad inspiration, check out our healthy salad recipes, vegetarian salad recipes and summer salad recipes.
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This gluten-free chicken salad recipe is made filling with quinoa, with bursts of colour from red onion, mint and lemon zest.
Pasta gets tossed with tomatoes, olive oil, red wine vinegar and capers, before being finished off with mozzarella cheese balls and fresh herbs. Find more of our vibrant pasta salad recipes.
Looking for a caesar salad that completely meat-free? We've swapped bacon for crunchy, paprika-smoked aubergine slivers in our vegan twist on the classic caesar salad. It’s speedy and easy to make, too.
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Juicy prawns are paired with crumbly feta, basil and a simple caper and tomato dressing in this colourful pasta salad. Make as part of a decadent Italian feast.
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Here's a chickpea salad with serious pizzazz, packed with baby courgettes and punchy rose harissa. Ready on the table in 20 minutes, it's a brilliant side salad to add to your to-make list.
This crunchy black chickpea salad comes packed with fresh and tangy flavours, including chillies, peanuts and lime. This recipe comes from DUM Biryani House in London.
Now vegans can delight in creamy coronation flavours with this plant-based salad, swapping chicken for smoked tofu.
The possibilities with smoked tofu are endless – find how with our tofu recipes.
Toss leafy green veg and wholegrains in a fresh pesto dressing and you'll get one seriously impressive green salad. It's ready to enjoy in 15 minutes, too.
A simple chickpea salad is levelled up with spicy lentils, golden halloumi and sweet cherry vine tomatoes. You can serve at a dinner party, or enjoy as a solo dinner and use the leftovers for lunch the following day.
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Here's a fresh green salad with plenty of zing and crunch, tossing green beans and courgettes in a chimichurri dressing, then crumbling over salty feta.
Lime pickle adds a sour, salty, fragrant note to this dressing, which becomes more than the sum of its parts. This recipe makes a generous serving but it keeps in the fridge for two days.
Use up a pack of ready-cooked rice in this super fast king prawn salad, complete with crunchy edamame beans, chopped cucumber and creamy avocado.
This salmon salad is finished off perfectly with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing. Tip into a serving bowl, drizzle over the dressing and serve with crusty bread, if you like.
Mix soft hunks of salmon with spice-packed rice, crunchy cucumber and herbs including parsley and mint in this knockout healthy meal.
Salty halloumi cubes work wonders with the softened kale and nutty tahini in this speedy veggie salad. Perfect for lunch or a lighter evening meal.
Warm, salty halloumi with sweet watermelon and fresh mint is a combination we'll never tire of – ideal for a BBQ side dish.
Inspired by the food of Tel Aviv, this crunchy chopped salad comes dressed with a creamy tahini sauce and is a fresh accompaniment to kebabs.
This salad is almost too good to eat... vibrant, nourishing and made super colourful with pomegranate seeds, red onions, cucumber nuggets and coriander. There are lentils in there for added protein, too.
Ridged cucumbers have a stronger flavour than the regular variety and firmer flesh. They stand up perfectly here to the olives and feta – a combo inspired by the flavours of Greek salad and tzatziki.
Make a dressing using the pan juices to soften the crispy pitta chunks in this stylish panzanella, featuring asparagus, roasted peppers and capers.
Carrots are tossed with oil, cumin seeds, cinnamon and seasoning then left to roast before being layered with leaves and pre-cooked grains to cut corners. The dukkah gives this salad a delightful nutty flavour, perfect for a meat-free Monday meal.
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Grilled peaches add a natural sweetness to this zingy grain salad. It serves four but would make a great sharing dish for a vegan dinner party.
This simple salad combines smoky aubergines with pepper and walnuts, topped with pomegranates and parsley for a burst of a bright colour. Scoop up with flatbreads for a Middle Eastern inspired dinner.
This winningly colourful beetroot salad is bursting with citrussy flavours and creamy goat's cheese, tossed through with a mustard and honey dressing.
Miso roasted cauliflower forms the base of this rustic salad, served with lentils and pepped up with with pickled onions.
A nutty sesame dressing takes this crunchy vegan salad to the next level – it's perfect if you want a lighter dish which still looks and tastes special.
This is an upgraded classic with smoked mackerel and crispy onions that's perfect all year around. The caesar dressing also works well with chicken salads, new potatoes or salmon.
Serve muhammara – a classic Levantine dip made with walnuts, red peppers and pomegranate – with a salad of freekeh and leafy herbs and flatbread.
With the spice of the 'nduja, the crunch and freshness of the vibrant tomatoes, and the creamy luxurious burrata, this fresh tomato salad makes a winning dish that's guaranteed to impress whoever is at the table.
Creamy burrata and sweet tomatoes soak up a punchy dressing of olive brine, lemon and black pepper. It's simple, effective and will work great as a sophisticated side for any type of event.
This charred lettuce salad has the potential to be the centrepiece at your next BBQ, topped with crispy bacon bits and drizzled in a creamy ranch dressing.
Pre-cooked Puy lentils will soak up the piquant, herby dressing in this stylish celeriac salad. It serves up to six, perfect for a larger gathering.
Earthy beetroot and sweet orange make a heavenly pair in this simple salad that pops all the more with a salty olive vinaigrette and chunks of creamy feta.
Couscous is the star of the show in this zingy Middle Eastern inspired salad, bursting with wonderful flavours including ras el hanout, sumac and mint.
If you’re craving a salad then this colourful dish should be your go-to. Crispy chickpeas, bombay mix and pomegranate seeds sit on a bed of lettuce, finished with a drizzle of tamarind sauce and sprinkle of coriander.
Using grilled prawns instead of chicken gives this salad a summer lift, along with the addition of basil.
Try this halloumi salad as a side dish at your next barbecue, or serve it as a vegetarian main.
Enjoy this winter salad featuring seasonal cabbage topped with sourdough croutons, bacon and a yogurt and anchovy dressing.