Pasta salad two ways

Pasta salad two ways

I was recently asked to bring a pasta salad to a family birthday, and of course it's the one salad I pretty much NEVER make. I wanted to avoid the usual creamy options, and ended up with two different versions, both of which were a hit. GREEN MACHINE PESTO PASTA SALAD Toss some traditional basil [...]

Crunchy Autumn salad

Crunchy Autumn salad

I love a good salad. Adapting your favourite summer salads to Autumn or Winter flavours by switching to seasonal ingredients, and swapping peaches for apples and almonds for pecans takes your salad game to a whole new level. I also think this salad would be great with some flaked smoked trout instead of the cranberries, [...]

Fattoush

Fattoush

This is the perfect salad: substantial, fresh, crunchy, zingy, and filling enough to be a meal on it's own. I usually serve it as part of a Lebanese spread but it's also great with a BBQ, or even with seafood. It's a great all rounder which always disappears fast. It's good for you too. I'm [...]

Roast pumpkin, spinach, and lentil quinoa salad.

Roast pumpkin, spinach, and lentil quinoa salad.

Another day another quinoa salad... The quantities stated will feed four to six adults generously. WHAT YOU NEED: one and a half cups of tri colour quinoa, cooked according to packet instructions one bunch of baby carrots, peeled and trimmed butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced a bag of baby spinach one can of lentils, drained [...]

Smoked trout & kipfler salad.

Smoked trout & kipfler salad.

As the weather starts to warm up salads like this make a perfect meal. It's more about assembling everything than about cooking. While you boil some kipfler potatoes you toss everything into a bowl, prepare the dressing, and hey presto. Dinner or lunch is ready in under thirty minutes. I have specified kipfler potatoes as [...]