Asparagus illustrationseasonal salads

Asparagus illustrationseasonal salads

It’s so easy to partner warmer weather with salads but, like soup, they offer brilliant scope for taking advantage of foods in season. A winter salad fragrant with warming herbs and spices is a real treat – a rainbow of veg and fruit such as red cabbage, chicory, artichokes, roasted winter squashes, clementine, pear – are such a joy to the eyes as well as the taste buds. Add nuts and seeds for extra oomph and top with a portion of protein like poached chicken, salmon, goats cheese or lentils and you have a nourishing complete meal. Remember, if you’re roasting veg for Sunday lunch or cooking up a mid-week supper, do a little extra and save for a salad later in the week. Try this Winter Salmon Soba Noodle Salad – it’s my current favourite.

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Oysters 3-Ways by Amelia Freer
Oysters 3-Ways

Oysters come into season from September onwards and are not only nutritious but are also good for the environment. Oyster…

Creamy Crab ‘Linguine’ by Amelia Freer
Creamy Crab ‘Linguine’

There should always be a time and a place for enjoying a real creamy crab linguine but this is my cheat's version for those…

Summery Lemon & Herb Warm Chicken Salad
Summery Lemon & Herb Warm Chicken Salad

This salad is a lovely light lunch or evening meal, but equally tasty, nutritious and filling. Peas and runner beans contain…

Salmon Soba Noodle Salad by Amelia Freer
Salmon Soba Noodle Salad

This is a versatile and robust salad that you can make using any protein and vegetables that you have. Soba noodles are…

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing by Amelia Freer
Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing

This dish celebrates delicious summer vegetables, all of which are in season together during July and August so this is an…

Asian Salmon Burgers by Amelia Freer
Asian Salmon Burgers

These salmon burgers are zingy and tangy with Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which help to maintain our health and…

Spring Garden Salad with Watercress & Hazelnut Pesto
Gluten Free Spring Tart

This salad is a super celebrations of spring and the fresh green bounty of salad vegetables that the season brings. It lends…

Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad
Turmeric Socca with Cucumber, Pepper & Tahini Salad

Turmeric is a powerful herb considered to have antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory…

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad by Amelia Freer
Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad

I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting.