Salad making tips

We have put together some great salad tips for making great tasting and simple salads.

Salad making tips

Salad nicoise
Salad nicoise
  • Olive oil is wonderful stuff and plays a major part when it comes to salads and salad dressings.  Buying extra virgin olive oil is very much like buying a bottle of wine.  There is such a wide choice, each one a little different in colour and flavour.
  • With all different ingredients, it is possible to make some very interesting salad dressings.  It is great fun trying something new.
  • Salads don’t have to be cold.  Try the warm chicken salad recipe and, if you like goat’s cheese, the deep fried goat’s cheese salad.
  • There are some famous salads throughout the world: salad nicoise, Waldorf salad and caesar salad to name but a few.
  • A word of caution.  You may start to use small ingredients such as pine nuts or sunflower seeds, for example.  These can be a choking hazard to very young children, so take extra care and store these items out of the reach of tiny hands!
  • You can create some lovely flavoured oils but what you put in the oil (e.g. basil leaves) will soon being to deteriorate.  As you will be using this oil cold for dressing, any bacteria will not be cooked out with heat – label and date it and keep an eye on it.

Great tasting salad recipes

Crispy green salad

This crispy green salad is quick and easy to make. This mixed green salad can use the lettuce of your choice.

Tomato salad

This salad recipe for tomato salad and is served with shallots and vinaigrette. This tomato salad recipe can be served with extra virgin olive oil and makes a great starter.

Beetroot salad

This salad recipe is for beetroot salad. If looking for recipes for beetroot, this beetroot salad will be ideal.

Warm chicken salad

This salad recipe is for a warm chicken salad. This warm salad recipe makes a delicious chicken salad, served with tomatoes, pancetta, olives and cranberry dressing.

Salad nicoise

This salad recipe is for salad nicoise. This tuna salad recipe uses egg, black olives, tomatoes, onions and French beans to make a famous salad dish.

Cucumber salad

This salad recipe is for a cucumber salad and uses natural yoghurt. This recipe for cucumber salad is quick and easy to make.

Pasta salad

This salad recipe is for a pasta salad and uses fried pancetta and pine nuts. This pasta salad recipe is quick to make and tastes great.

Waldorf salad

This salad recipe is for a Waldorf salad. This Waldorf salad is a famous salad and uses apples, celery, walnut, celeriac, mayonnaise, double cream and lemon juice.

Couscous salad

This salad recipe for cous cous salad, often referred to a couscous salad, is quick to make and uses sweet chilli sauce and sultanas. If looking for couscous recipes, this cous cous salad will be ideal.

Celery and walnut salad

This salad recipe is for a celery and walnut salad. This walnut salad recipe is served with chopped parsley and is quick and easy to make.