This salad is a mix of ingredients we love in Asian-inspired cooking: sushi rice, pak choi, tofu, wasabi, pickled ginger and nori. Searing tofu gives it a slightly crispy exterior, while the wasabi dressing adds a kick to this fresh yet filling salad.
Hannah Lewry’s baby marrow fritter bowl offers all the flavours and textures: creamy, tangy, spicy, crunchy, crispy and sweet. We also love this salad because you can make the baby marrow fritters in advance and fry them just before you’re ready to assemble and serve.
Try serving chicken schnitzels with something other than cabbage and potatoes. These crumbed chicken fillets can be added to other dishes too, including the ultimate classic salad – Caesar salad. This recipe is our take on chicken Caesar. You still get the creamy dressing and crunchy gem lettuce leaves that this salad is famous for with a little something extra. If you have leftovers, add them to a toasted wrap for the easiest lunch. Get the recipe for Caesar chicken schnitzel here.
4. Steak salad
This salad is like a deconstructed pita sandwich. What could be better than brinjal, red pepper, perfectly seared steak, hummus and pita bread? You can obviously enjoy these ingredients as a sandwich, but bulk up on the veggies to truly make this recipe a salad. Get the recipe for steak salad here.
Add miso to your regular shopping list. This Japanese fermented soya bean paste adds saltiness and umami to broths, marinades and even desserts. Adding orange and honey to the miso marinade adds sweetness and balances what would otherwise simply be salty pork fillets. Complete the salad with a medley of citrus slices, cucumber ribbons and satay sauce. Hannah suggests braaiing the pork for a delicious chargrilled crust. Once you’ve dressed the salad, serve it immediately to retain its crunch.
Seafood salads tend to include prawns or salmon, but it’s time to explore more from the sea. Mackerel is a salty, fatty, meaty fish. Pair it with complementary flavours such as spelt, creamy goat’s cheese and sweet and an acidic Pink Lady vinaigrette.