Kohlrabi slaw makes a great seasonal side salad.

Four simple summer salads

From broccoli and quinoa salad to crunchy kohlrabi slaws, celebrate the start of summer with these four simple salad recipes.

Eating outdoors is such a joy, whether it’s a picnic in your garden, local park or even on your doorstep with a cuppa.

As this warm summer weather is set to linger for the next few weeks, it’s a great time to celebrate with simple salads featuring fresh summer flavours – here are four to try:

Kohlrabi season started in May. Although a rather alien looking veg that mystifies many, it is surprisingly versatile with a radish-like crunch that works so well in kohlrabi slaw alongside sweet apple and crunchy toasted hazelnuts.

Making a salad more substantial means you can have a really satisfying dish that is not too heavy for eating on sunnier days. This poached chicken salad is full of fresh herbs and served warm. Peppery watercress and zingy lemon make it a delectable, fresh-tasting lunch or evening meal.

Poached chicken salad
Poached chicken salad with zingy herbs and peppery watercress.

An easy broccoli and quinoa salad with lemon and tahini dressing uses protein rich quinoa as a good base for a heartier vegan salad. For real zero waste eating, tasty broccoli stalk and florets are both used.

Broccoli and quinoa salad with lemon and tahini dressing.

A fantastic mix of veg box and store cupboard staples, grilled courgette, tomato and bean salad ticks all the boxes – simple, hearty and moreish. A lovely lunch on its own with a hunk of bread, or can be bulked up with grilled peppers and aubergines.


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