easy peasy summer salad recipes

its bbq weather.. 

in need of some summer salad recipes ?

Hi lovelies, as the gorgeous hot weather is heading our way this weekend I thought I would share with you all two of my favourite go to speedy dishes. These summer salad recipes will be perfect to make ahead of time and best of all, as they don’t need any cooking at all, throwing them together in minutes with no hot stove needed, will save you from melting away in a hot kitchen too.

I love to make lots of veggie side dishes with our family meals but sometimes it can be more work preparing loads of veggies than slamming a chicken on the bbq can’t it.  I use these recipes alot and as they have been on repeat for several weekends already this summer I thought I should share with you gals so let me know what you think.

On another note, keeping ourselves hydrated in the hot weather is also very important as we all know (and that doesnt mean upping the vino ladies !!) I am talking water, water and more water but I find the taste of water can become pretty boring after a while can’t it, so here’s an idea for you… making different types of chilled herbal teas can be a great alternative, you can play around with the flavours and as they aren’t laced with sugar like a cordial, fresh juice or squash are, they are pretty healthy for all the family, the milky chai is very popular with my crowd. If you fancy giving them a try then check out my post on herbal coolers for some inspiraiton.

Have a gorgeous weekend lovelies and as ever do leave a comment on how you got on trying my receipes xo?

?And if you feel in need of some more ideas to go with your bbq this weekend then head over to my recipe section here.

seriously easy summer salad recipes

Before you scroll past this recipe here me out !! This may seem like a bonkers idea but if you have never tried Cerviche I really recommend you give it a go. I was so surprised the other weekend when I made it for myself as an alternative to the bbq meat the family were eating and instead I found that they all ate mine and not the meat, go figure ?? Anyway I thought well, if it gets past three fussy teenagers its definitely a winner to sharing with you all. As the lime juice gently marinates and cooks the fish you are left with a fresh, meaty textured dish which is not nearly as fishy as you might think and is so light and fresh and goes with just about any salad. It is also great left over the next day too.

Yields1 Serving

Ingredients

Directions

Cerviche

This salad is so easy and takes minutes to throw together. For anyone who has never tried raw beetroot, I hope you may be surprised to find how sweet and tasty it is, particularly at this time of the year when they are small and packed with flavour and loaded with antioxidants – beetroots really are a natural superfood and you will feel they are doing you good as soon as you taste them (but in a good way ?). You could add in loads of other ingredients to this recipe for example, slivers of carrots and courgette, fennel, peppers, steamed asparagus… just go for it !

Beetroot and Spinach Salad

Yields5 Servings

Ingredients for the salad
 2 medium sized organic beetroot (raw)
 80 g fresh young spinach leaves
 8 fat radishes
 2 x 150g packs of shelled edamame beans (you could use shelled broad beans lightly steamed)
 bunch of winter savoury (which has a lovely peppery taste) but if you don't grow it watercress will be great here too
 you could also add slivers of fresh fennel, steamed asparagus or snap peas
Ingredients for the dressing
 3 - 4 tbsps quality olive oil
 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp honey
 generous pinch of quality salt (pink himalayan or malden salt would be good)

1

Peel the beetroots with a carrot peeler to remove the outer layer. Then peel the whole beetroot into slivers (its a bit messy so if you don't want pink fingers later then wearing gloves would be a good idea !).

2

Slice the radishes and rinse the fresh edamame beans and pat them dry.

3

Pop your vinegrette ingredients into a jam jar and give everything a good shake. Adjust the taste if you feel it needs a bit more of one thing or another.

4

Then just mix everything together in a bowl making sure the whole salad is coated well with dressing.

5

Note:- My Red Vinegrette (found in my Tasty Tips Section) is also yummy on this salad too if you are after something a bit more spicy.

Ingredients

Ingredients for the salad
 2 medium sized organic beetroot (raw)
 80 g fresh young spinach leaves
 8 fat radishes
 2 x 150g packs of shelled edamame beans (you could use shelled broad beans lightly steamed)
 bunch of winter savoury (which has a lovely peppery taste) but if you don't grow it watercress will be great here too
 you could also add slivers of fresh fennel, steamed asparagus or snap peas
Ingredients for the dressing
 3 - 4 tbsps quality olive oil
 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp honey
 generous pinch of quality salt (pink himalayan or malden salt would be good)

Directions

1

Peel the beetroots with a carrot peeler to remove the outer layer. Then peel the whole beetroot into slivers (its a bit messy so if you don't want pink fingers later then wearing gloves would be a good idea !).

2

Slice the radishes and rinse the fresh edamame beans and pat them dry.

3

Pop your vinegrette ingredients into a jam jar and give everything a good shake. Adjust the taste if you feel it needs a bit more of one thing or another.

4

Then just mix everything together in a bowl making sure the whole salad is coated well with dressing.

5

Note:- My Red Vinegrette (found in my Tasty Tips Section) is also yummy on this salad too if you are after something a bit more spicy.

Beetroot and Spinach Salad

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4 Comments

  1. G St L Helena

    These salads sound lovely and definitely inspiring. I’m going to give them a go. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Reply
    • Webofgoodness

      thanks so much Helena, they are super quick and easy to put together so let me know how you get on ! ? xo

      Reply
  2. Marcelle

    Thanks I am a mother and very busy! This helped me alot!

    Reply
    • Webofgoodness

      thanks for your feedback that is great to hear !

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