Quick and easy summer salads

3 DELICIOUS EASY SALADS

Looking for something tasty to enjoy with a bbq over summer? Here are 3 quick and easy salads that you can throw together. They are also perfect as leftovers the next day or in the lunchbox.


1) CHICKPEA & EDAMAME SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drain and rinse
  • 1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes – chopped in half
  • Handful of chopped parsley or coriander
  • 1/2 cup edamame beans (I buy them from the frozen section next to the other frozen veggies, cover in boiling water then drain)
  • 1/2 avocado – chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil

How to make:

Place all ingredients into a salad bowl. Mix well and squeeze over lemon juice and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

 

2) COURGETTE & FETA SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 courgettes, sliced lengthways into 3mm thick slices
  • 1/2 cup edamame beans
  • Handful fresh mint
  • 50g feta
  • 4-6 courgettes, sliced lengthways into 3mm thick slices
  • Olive oil

How to make:

Brush courgettes lightly with olive oil, then grill on the BBQ or cook in a hot pan until they have some colour and going soft (not floppy!). In a large bowl put edamame beans, finely chopped mint, mix. Add in the grilled courgette and stir through. Top with crumbled feta.

 

3) CAPRESE SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 5 tomatoes sliced (approx 5mm thick)
  • 1 large fresh mozzarella ball sliced (approx 5mm thick)
  • Handful fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional)

How to make:

Layer slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese on a serving plate. Add torn up basil leaves on the top. Drizzle with olive oil and if you like, a little balsamic vinegar too!

These Jamie Oliver’s flatbreads go perfectly with this salad. A super easy recipe and an awesome way to fancy up your meal!

 

What’s your fav summer salad?

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