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Make Friends with Salad! The Best Salad Recipes for Summer

10/12/2018 - 10:23

Make Friends with Salad! The Best Salad Recipes for Summer

Often relegated to the side dish realm, salads have a bad rep of being boring, bland, and (in the words of my 5 year old niece) yucky, don’t like.

We’re here to change ALL. OF. THAT. 

Sure, salad might not be the most exciting thing to eat, but they are the best dish to bring to barbecues because they’re super easy to make, require very little prep time and are hard to mess them up.

Here are some underrated yet tasty salad recipes that are sure to disappear first at your next family gathering and impress everyone with your ‘fancy salad’.


1. The OG side salad

Ridiculously easy, but packed with flavour! This simple salad from the Greek Vegetarian is a lovely, light dish to balance out heartier meals. Find the recipe here


2. Silvia Colloca's roasted vegetables and chickpea salad

Chickpeas are amazing because they are the base for hummus (#bestdipever), they are packed with nutrients and they make for a wicked salad!

We found Silvia Colloca’s recipe on Delicious and have never looked back. This dish is divine and will make you love chickpeas even more (if that’s possible!). Find the recipe here.


3. Salad Nicoise

It might have a funny name, but this salad is no joke! This super easy salad recipe from Healthier. Happier. (a QLD Government initiative) can be whipped up in 20 minutes and contains 14 serves of veg! Find the recipe here


4. Beetroot Salad

Beetroot is not just for slices in burgers anymore! The humble beetroot can hold its own as the foundation for a tasty salad! Check out this unique recipe from Delicious. Find the recipe here.

Learn even more about beets here


5. Greek Salad

A popular BBQ favourite, this tasty Greek Salad is super quick to make.

Loaded with red onions, green olives and chunks of creamy feta cheese, this colourful dish is always a crowd pleaser! Find the recipe here.


6. Zucchini Salad

This zesty side dish is a fantastic alternative if you’re tired of the usual lettuce-type salads. The simple flavours make for a wonderful accompaniment for barbecued and marinated meats. Find the recipe here.


7. Avocado Salad

Satisfy the millennials in your life with this tasty avo salad! Refreshing and tasty – this salad is great on its own for work lunches or serve with some flat Turkish bread in a Middle-Eastern themed Feast! Find the recipe here.