Rain or shine, salads are a great way to make sure you get a mixture of fruit and vegetables in your diet. They are quick and easy to make, can be served hot or cold, and are handy for bringing to work for lunch or a snack. They are wonderfully adaptable, so you can layer on dressing, honey and croutons - or leave them out if you're watching your figure!
With this in mind, RTÉ Food have picked out some delicious salads for you to make before the summer is up. Bon appetit!
Watermelon and Feta Salad
The Perfect Potato Salad
This potato salad is a great addition to any picnic, and will impress your friends and family much more than a shop-bought carton! Click here for the recipe.
Asparagus, Hazelnut, Horseradish and Parmesan Salad
Asparagus is packed with fibre, vitamins and antioxidants, and hazelnuts contain an impressive store of minerals and monounsaturated fat, so you know you’re on to a good thing with this salad. Amazing as a starter or for lunch! Click here for the recipe.
Crispy Squid and Chorizo Salad with Deconstructed Guacamole
Grated Ruby or Golden Beetroot Salad with Goat’s Cheese, Pomegranate and Honey
Beetroot is an excellent source of fibre, manganese and folic acid (not just for pregnant women!). It goes beautifully with the goat’s cheese, while the pomegranate and honey will make this salad appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth. Click here for the recipe.