Welcome to salad utopia and not a soggy leaf in sight
Potato salad’s one of those things you tend to make on autopilot. But it’s a dish that lends itself to experimentation. Have a go at adding new herbs or try adding your favourite condiment to the mayo. This recipe, with flavoursome tarragon and a creamy goat’s cheese, is perfection – we think you’ll agree.
2. How to build the perfect salad
With a few basic rules there are an infinite number of delicious summer salads you can make. Customise to your taste – maybe you like loads of leaves or you prefer lots of protein or crunch – and get creative.
If salads have off-puttingly wholesome connotations for you, may we propose these mould-breakers? We’re talking chicory and Roquefort, mild spiced lamb, sausage and new potato. Yum.
4. Salad in a jar
This is not just pretty, this is practical. Add the dressing first and the leaves last to keep everything nice and crisp. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and when you’re ready to eat, shake it all up and pour onto a plate.
5. Silly salads
Here’s a great way to get kids excited about fruit and veg – see who can make the silliest salad of all!
6. 9 next-level salad ingredients
Ready to take things up a notch? Here are nine rather trendy flavours to lift your salad from everyday to a little special (and if you haven’t tried watermelon in a salad yet, you’re in for a treat!).
If repeated peeling and chopping gets a bit tiresome, there’s ways of getting it out of the way in one go so you can put your feet up and relax! Here’s how to make a few days’ worth of salad in one go.