When it comes to meals what’s easy for some isn’t for others, and sometimes when we’re time poor we keep to the same thing and lunches or dinners can become boring. If you’re a salad aficionado then this won’t be new to you, but if you’re stuck on just making variations of a garden salad then read on for some summer salad inspiration!
Quick and Easy Salads
Remember, a great salad doesn’t need a lot of ingredients, sometimes less is more. Grab your favourite kind of lettuce or greens, chuck in three different kinds of veggies and a dressing or a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Some BBQ chicken from Goody’s Charcoal Chicken is perfect to add to the mix.
Something Based on Traditional Favourites
The traditional Caesar salad, Greek salad, potato salad, or even coleslaw are usually always favourites for many, but to keep it new for others in your family add your own twists to these favourites. It could be adding semi-dried tomatoes to the Greek salad or swapping out chicken for chorizo in the Caesar salad. You can find delicious deli meats at St Helena Pasta Deli and bread from Bakers Delight for the perfect croutons.
If you’re someone who’s always wanting something new to try, we suggest trying a Mediterranean style salad, or even a Thai Beef Salad. They are delicious! Or take a look at these great recipes from Woolworths – you might just find a new favourite.
Our top picks to try from Woolworths are:
- Spiced Chicken & Mango Salad
- Grilled Pears with Rocket, Prosciutto & Soft Goats Cheese
- Quick Salmon & Potato Salad
If you’re a seafood lover, try garlic prawns with spinach, cherry tomatoes and red onion drizzled with a bit of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parmesan. Mouth-watering!
A Fruit Twist
Sometimes fruit can be the perfect sweet addition to your salad as it balances out the flavours. It may seem unusual for some, but go for it. Try something easy first, like pear and rocket with walnuts and goat’s cheese. It’s simple yet delicious with the pear perfectly balancing the flavours. Give it a try and let us know what you think! If you’re a fan of the fruit addition, take a look at these salads.
Whether it’s as a main meal or side dish, salads are delicious, and hopefully you’ve got some new ideas.