Summer salad recipes

Fresh, filling meals-in-one: Eleanor Maidment’s summer salad recipes hit the spot for high summer.

Prawn & crunchy veg salad with peanut dressing

A fantastically fresh salad full of texture and vibrant colours.

prawn & crunchy veg salad with peanut dressing
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Roasted red pepper, potato, tuna & egg salad

Inspired by the Andalusian dish patatas aliñadas, this is a wonderfully punchy salad. Try serving it with other tapas such as tortilla, cured meats, cheeses and crusty bread with aïoli.

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Steak & charred corn salad with ranch-style dressing

Ranch is a creamy dressing that is popular in the States, and works brilliantly in this hearty steak salad.

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Miso-ginger chicken & chopped greens

The dressing is the star, so make double and keep it in the fridge for up to a week.

miso-ginger chicken & chopped greens
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Roasted aubergine, chickpeas & tahini dressing

A hearty vegan salad that is perfect just as it is, or makes a great side to barbecued lamb or chicken.

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Courgette & tomato pasta salad

Great served warm or at room temperature but can also be chilled and packed for a picnic.

courgette & tomato pasta salad
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