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Handpicked Salad Ideas

Quick, simple, and packed with some of your 5 a day! These top 6 handpicked salad recipes are great for a light lunch or a quick supper and will impress your friends at any BBQ.

Spicy watermelon and feta salad

Watermelon slices are marinated in the habanero chilli and lime mixture before being grilled and topped with feta and fresh mint in this fun, easy vegetarian barbecue side.

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Grilled chicken with charred pineapple salad

This super-healthy recipe heroes the gluten-free grain, quinoa, which is full of all-important protein and fibre. Paired with lean chicken in this tasty lunch, it makes for a great post-workout meal, as protein promotes muscle growth and repair.

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Chorizo, pear and Manchego salad

The secret to this bold and robust Spanish-inspired salad is its strong contrast of flavours and textures, with spicy chorizo, rich Manchego cheese, crunchy croutons, fresh pear and juicy raisins. Finished with a sweet sherry vinegar dressing, this easy salad can be ready in just 15 minutes and makes a wonderful addition to any summer spread.

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Asian-style tuna steak salad

With soya beans and zingy pickled ginger

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Chilli-lime chicken salad

Pack up this colourful salad and take to work for a healthy packed-lunch. Marinated chicken with a touch of chilli and nutty quinoa combine for an easy meal that will keep you going all afternoon.

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Italian spring bean salad

I like to keep leftover cheese rinds in the fridge until I have enough to make a big batch of this broth (about half a pound). This salad also works well as a light soup: just add more broth until it’s a consistency you like.

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