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

Coleslaw

This recipe for coleslaw, sometimes referred to as cole slaw, is great to make at home. If looking for a coleslaw recipe, this cole slaw will be ideal.

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.

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.

Rice salad

This salad recipe for rice salad, served with bamboo shoots, waterchestnuts, spring onions and red chilli. This rice salad makes a great accompaniment to any meal.

Roasted tomato salad

This tomato salad recipe includes basil, rocket and roasted tomatoes.

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.

Caesar salad

This salad recipe is for a caesar salad. A caesar salad is a favourite salad for many and uses caesar dressing.

Potato salad

This salad recipe is for a potato salad, served with mayonnaise and chives. This potato salad recipe is quick to make and is a popular salad dish.

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.

Beetroot salad

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