Brown rice salad with cumin and currants

Seeds and pine nuts give a satisfying crunch to this flavorsome rice salad. Ingredients (serves 4) 1½ cups brown long-grain basmati rice 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup sunflower seed kernels 3 teaspoons ground cumin 100g currants 5 green onions, diagonally sliced ½ cup fresh coriander leaves Dressing finely grated rind of 1 orange 2…

Crunchy Waldorf salad with blue cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 small pink lady apples, cut into 2.5cm cubes 2 celery stalks, halved lengthways, chopped 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/2 lettuce, leaves separated, torn 50g blue cheese, finely crumbled Method Place buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream…

Lemon, chicken and olive salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 chicken breast fillets, trimmed 1 large lemon, sliced 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 100g pitted Kalamata olives, chopped (see note) ½ cup basil leaves, roughly torn baby lettuce salad leaves, to serve Method Place chicken fillets in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over medium-low…

Roasted sweet potato and wild rice salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces olive oil cooking spray 100g packet wild rice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 100g green beans, topped 120g baby corns, cut in half lengthways 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with…

Pineapple chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Balsamic vinegar adds vibrant flavor to this salad without a hint of fat or sodium. With its intense and complex flavor, this vinaigrette is a perfect complement to the chicken, pineapple and spinach salad. Ingredients (serves 8) 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each about 140g 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 can (±220g) unsweetened pineapple chunks,…

Fresh tomato salad

Fresh tomato salad

Ingredients (serve 4)

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup (80g) semi-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 40g baby rocket
  • 80g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Method

Place cherry tomato, grape tomatoes, semi-dried tomato, rocket and feta in a bowl. Drizzle with vinegar. Toss to combine. Serve.

Summer tomato salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 6 tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges ¼ small red onion, very thinly sliced 3 tbsp olive oil Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 80-100g feta, crumbled 20 mint or basil leaves, torn Method Place tomatoes and onion in a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper…

Bean and rocket salad

  Ingredients (6 servings) 2 x 300g cans four-bean mix, rinsed and drained 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 125g baby rocket 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard Salt and cracked black pepper Method Place the four-bean mix in a large bowl with…

Corn and zucchini toss

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 1cm dice 2 cups corn kernels 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Method Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-based pot…

Greek chopped salad

Ingredients (6 servings) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 baby lettuce ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, quartered lengthways, chopped ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped 60g feta cheese, cubed ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves Method Place oil and…