20-minute meals: 5 speedy salads to try

By Sep 21, 2020 salad

Al-fresco dining season is on the horizon, and there’s nothing we love more than enjoying a light and fresh salad on the terrace during the glorious UAE winter.

What’s more, we’re keen to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the great outdoors over the coming months. That’s why our speedy summery salads can be on the table in just 20 minutes!

You’ll find plenty of quick and easy salad recipes on our weekly menus, but for a sneak peek of what to expect, here’s 5 stunning salads to try for yourself.

Satay prawn salad with peppers and sesame seeds

Cals 586 · Prot 39 · Carbs 27 · Fat 41

Fresh, crunchy veggies pair beautifully with this rich, nutty sauce in our twist on an Indonesian salad. Be careful not to overcook the prawns or they will turn rubbery!

For the full recipe, click here. 

Chicken caprese over crunchy salad

Cals 441 · Prot 48 · Carbs 20 · Fat 18

Caprese refers to the combination of tomatoes, soft mozzarella and fresh basil. Always a winning combo in our view!

For the full recipe, click here. 

Salmon and feta salad with tahini dressing

Cals 546 · Prot 43 · Carbs 23 · Fat 30

This simple, leafy salad is the perfect weeknight dinner. The best part? It only involves one pan! 

For the full recipe, click here. 

Warm halloumi and pesto butterbean salad

Cals 782 · Prot 39 · Carbs 39 · Fat 52

Liven up your lunchtime salads with a few slices of everyone’s favourite cheese! This speedy veggie salad is a delicious and filling option for a standalone dinner or a sharing-style dish. How will you enjoy it?

For the full recipe, click here. 

Chicken cobb salad with blue cheese and mustard vinaigrette

Cals 543 · Prot 51 · Carbs 9 · Fat 33

It’s no wonder this salad is a classic – it comes with a little bit of everything! Poaching the chicken cooks the chicken gently and keeps it moist, while preventing it from overcooking too quickly.

For the full recipe, click here. 

Looking to cut down on the office takeaways? Read more about our healthy lunch recipes to enjoy in the working week here.Don’t forget to get social with us too, by tagging our NEW Instagram handle – @hellochef. We’d love to see what you’ve been creating in the kitchen!