Now I love a good salad but it needs to be substantial. I really don’t want to be peering into the fridge again at 10pm in need of a snack!
So here are 10 of our favourite salad recipes for you, all in one place 😉 Share them with friends and family or scribble them on a note-to-self and stick it to the fridge.
And if it’s salad dressings you’re after, head this way.
With crunchy, fresh love to you and yours
1. Grilled Braai Salad with a Dreamy Pesto Dressing & Crunchy Croutons
Instead of taking a salad to a braai, how about a salad to make on the braai? This one’s got crunch, creaminess and all those delicious smokey braai flavours. Find out how to turn a simple fresh iceberg lettuce into a salad that’s worth talking about.
2. Fire Roasted Peppers & Burrata Salad with Pesto Dressing
Try something new on the braai this weekend: our fire roasted pepper & burrata salad with the most delicious pesto dressing! You’ll want to save this recipe.
3. Whipped Feta with Basil Pesto & Roast Tomatoes
OK so this one isn’t ‘technically’ a salad but we couldn’t resist adding it to the list as it is ridiculously satisfying to make. Get your food processor ready (and some nachos to scoop it all up). Step-by-step recipe this way.
4. Warm Brassica & Butter Bean Salad
Nourishing and substantial, this salad goes with literally everything. Try it alongside a roast chicken or take it to your next bring-‘n-braai. It can even be the star of the show with thick slices of warm bread and butter (here you go).
5. Crunchy Rainbow Salad
This Crunchy Rainbow Salad is a firm Palace favourite because it’s fuss-free with plenty of nutritional kudos on account of the raw veg. The hummus and the cottage cheese provide that little bit of luxury. In fact, it’s a great way to get friends and family who dismiss salads as ‘rabbit food’ to reconsider and dig in. Find the recipe here.
6. Vegan Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons
Chickpeas are up there with my favourite back-of-the-cupboard ingredients and in this Vegan Caesar Salad they steal the show as the perfect foil for the oh-so-creamy dressing. Feel free to sub out, change up and get creative with what you have at home. Here is the recipe.
7. Basil & Chilli Pesto Pasta Salad
A rough weekly meal plan helps my budget, body, mind and soul! That’s not to say I’m very good at it, but I’m on a quest to improve this year. Better planning, fresher, fewer ingredients and simple dishes I actually look forward to cooking when I get home after a day at the Palace! Enter our five-ingredient Basil & Chilli Pesto Pasta Salad!
8. Warm Lentil & Halloumi Salad
I love a warm salad and particularly something as filling, nourishing and comforting as this beautiful Warm Lentil & Halloumi Salad. Added bonus? It lets our wonder ingredient, Pesto Princess Harissa Paste shine!
9. Harissa, Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad
2022 is the year of intentional weekly meal planning and more plant-based meals in my home. We love this recipe for a delicious Chickpea, Cauliflower & Harissa Salad.
10. Moroccan Carrot & Chickpea Salad
If you’re looking for dishes that can be whipped up from what you have in your fridge or store cupboard right now, this could be it. Grab a bunch of carrots, find that tin of chickpeas and you are pretty much there. Here is the recipe.
Recipe and food styling by Michelle Parkin.