5 stunning summer salads that are far from boring

By Jun 25, 2020 healthy eating

Life is too short to eat a boring salad.

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your lunchtime menu or find a summery side dish for your next get-together with friends, our simple salad recipes are just the ticket. 

Packed with elaborate flavours and essential nutrients, these colourful summer salads put the fun back into healthy eating. Gone are the days of chewing through limp lettuce leaves and soggy cucumbers in an attempt to “eat well.” With our selection of delicious and innovative recipes, we guarantee you’ll never be disappointed. 

Simply click on the links below to view and download our top pick of stunning summer salad recipes. Don’t forget to share snaps of your favourite dish with us @hellochefme – we can’t wait to see them!

Prawn salad with mango and peanuts

Prawn and mango are a match made in heaven in this tropical summer salad. Packed with fruity flavours, plenty of colour and a hint of spice, it’s one of our all-time favourites. The best news? It’s ready in just 20 minutes! Perfect for a light lunch or speedy supper.

For the full recipe, click here.

Lebanese spiced squash and pepper salad with walnuts and feta

Look at those colours! This salad is truly as gorgeous as it looks. Tender, golden squash and sweet roasted peppers are topped with crunchy walnuts and a generous helping of crumbly feta to create the perfect Levant dish. This would also make a great sharing platter at a BBQ or dinner party. 

For the full recipe, click here.

Thai larb gai chicken mince salad

Enjoy a taste of Thailand in just 20 minutes with this ultra-fresh summer salad. Chicken mince is flavoured with classic Thai influences – including lemongrass, chilli, fish sauce and coriander – before being placed atop crunchy baby gem lettuce, cucumber slices and carrot ribbons. Delicious!

For the full recipe, click here.

Mexican pulled chicken salad with pineapple salsa

Pair smoky chipotle chicken with a zingy pineapple salsa for this super speedy salad. The citrus salsa beautifully cuts through the spicy chicken marinade to create the perfect balance of flavours. Whip this up in no time at all for a brighter lunchtime this week.

For the full recipe, click here. 

Roasted sweet potato tex mex salad with black beans and corn

This colourful vegan dish combines classic tex mex flavours with golden sweet potato cubes and a maple-infused dressing, for that added sweetness. Top with plenty of chilli and a squeeze of lime for a true taste of Mexico. 

For the full recipe, click here. 

If you enjoyed this article, you may be interested in reading our top tips for creating the perfect salad here.