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

Vegetable salad

This salad recipe is for a vegetable salad. If looking for recipes for vegetables, this vegetable salad uses carrot, swede, peas, turnip and green beans.

Warm mushroom salad

This salad recipe is for a warm mushroom salad, using a range of different mushrooms.

Blue cheese salad

This salad recipe is for a blue cheese salad. If looking for salads with blue cheese, this recipe includes pear to also give a great pear salad.

Sweetcorn salad

This sweetcorn salad, often referred to as sweet corn salad, uses red and green peppers, spring onion and mayonnaise. This sweetcorn salad recipe is quick to make and is very refreshing.

Crispy green salad

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

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.

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.

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.

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.