A sprinkle of almonds add a crunch to this salad of cooked carrots. Almonds are a rich source of vitamins, especially folate and vitamin E.
Full-flavoured shiitake mushrooms are poached with more delicate chanterelles and oyster mushrooms, then tossed with herbs and topped with softly poached quail eggs.
The Incas called quinoa ‘the mother of all grains’ due to its excessive nutritional value. You can spruce up the colour of the plate by using white, red and black quinoa.
A variation on the classic caesar salad, this one is more substantial as it includes chunks of tender chicken, green beans and tasty anchovy croutons, all tossed in a creamy yogurt dressing.
Chargrilled duck and vegetables are served on a bed of salad leaves, herbs and toasted buckwheat.
The pears, watercress and blue cheese are perfectly complemented by the subtle walnut oil dressing. Lightly toasted walnut pieces add crunch and extra flavour. Serve the salad with grainy wholemeal rolls for a temping lunch.
This is a tasty salad to have in your repertoire for the winter months. Bulb fennel has a distinctive, sweet aniseed flavour that works well with bitter witlof and refreshing crisp apple. A creamy blue cheese dressing is the perfect partner.
This dish provides the nutrient-rich benefits of liver, combined with the high levels of anti-oxidants found in oranges, parsley, and many salad greens.
In this crunchy raw salad, apple, carrot, celery and sprouts are tossed with sunflower seeds and dressed with a fresh lime, ginger and coriander dressing.
This tasty potato salad will be sure warm you up on a cold day.
Brown rice, with its outer bran layer intact, has three time time fibre of white rice and much higher levels of minerals and B-group vitamins. It does take longer to cook, but it is worth the effort for its nutty flavour and superior nutritional value.
Like most salads, this recipe is high in fibre, but the protein from the lentils, pistachios and cheese means that it is hearty and satisfying enough to be served on its own, or with bread, as a light main meal.
This filling salad is a great choice for a satisfying lunch. Both barley and beans are low-glycaemic (GI) ‘superfoods’, creating a steady and slow increase in blood glucose levels that keeps you going between meals.
This salad is an excellent variation of the usual apple and cabbage combination. The apricots add a lovely tart yet sweet flavour.
Crumbled bacon and croutons add a delicious crunch to this spinach salad.
This divine autumn salad is an easy addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Lamb is particularly wonderful when grilled. Add such delectable flavoring as cilantro, lime, mint, and cumin, and you’ll love this warm-weather entrée.
Weight-loss bonus: A number of studies show that the fibre in rye bread can suppress your appetite, helping to keep cravings at bay. When buying rye bread, make sure the first ingredient is whole rye flour, not refined wheat flour.
A creamy potato salad that isn’t packed full of fat, this also provides some extra greens (and tastes delicious!).