6 exciting salads to try this summer

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6 exciting salads to try this summer

In summer, we crave something quick, easy and light for dinner. Salads may seem like a boring choice, but it’s all about what you put in them. Hannah Lewry has created 6 interesting and substantial salads that you’ll love. Which one will you try first?

1. Baby marrow fritter bowl

The base of this substantial salad is baby marrow fritters. You can prepare the batter for the fritters in advance or make them early and reheat when you’re ready. Warm them in the oven at 180°C for 5–8 minutes until crispy – or use your air-fryer. Top with a crispy fried egg and chilli butter.

Baby marrow fritter bowl

Find the recipe for baby marrow fritter bowl here. 

2. Sweetcorn potato salad

Crunchy, spicy warm potatoes mop up a vibrant coriander dressing, and you’ll love the bursts of sweetness from raw corn. This salad is also a great way to use up leftover roast potatoes.

Sweetcorn potato salad

Find the recipe for sweetcorn potato salad here

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3. Tomato salad with chilli crisp

This salad travels well – transport the chilli crisp in a jar and drizzle over the salad just before serving. It’s also delicious as a side to thinly sliced braaied fillet or lamb, along with crunchy toasted ciabatta to soak up all the umami-rich juices. It’s also really good at room temperature – so perfect for a picnic.

Tomato salad with chilli crisp

Find the recipe for tomato salad with chilli crisp here.

4. Green salad with goat’s cheese

This impressive classic stars sweet-tart cranberries, tangy goat’s cheese, creamy avocado, crunchy seed mix and all of the leaves. Best of all, it’s ready in 10 minutes.

Green salad with goat's cheese

Find the recipe for green salad with goat’s cheese here.

ALSO READ: 5 substantial salads that are complete meals all on their own 

4. Fish taco salad

Woolies has done most of the work for you with this Instagrammable salad (great for midweek entertaining, too). The home-made sweet potato chips are easy to make, add crunch and and aren’t as heavy as nachos or wraps.

Fish taco salad

Find the recipe for Fish taco salad here. 

6. Chicken burger salad

Fill fresh Crunchita lettuce with the chicken and eat with your hands. If you don’t feel like making the crumbed chicken from scratch, keep a box of Woolworths’ frozen crumbed chicken breast strips handy.

Chicken burger salad

Find the recipe for chicken burger salad here. 

ALSO READ: Everything you need to know to build a better salad 

Hannah Lewry Article by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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