11 refreshing salads to make over summer (plus 10 delicious salad dressings)

These fresh salads will add colour, nutrition and flavour to any meal. 

Kate’s favourite broad bean salad

NZ Life & Leisure editor Kate Coughlan shares a simple zesty recipe using fresh broad beans.

Crispy Cauliflower Salad with Satay Dipping Sauce

Creamy satay sauce gives this healthy cauliflower dish a flavourful kick.

Zesty Scallop and Microgreen Salad

These zesty summer flavours are the perfect partner for microgreens.

Beetroot Salad with Horseradish Dressing

Horseradish dressing gives this herbaceous beetroot salad the x-factor.

Toasted Farro Salad with Blistered Red Grapes & Feta

Blister grapes on the barbecue to turn up the flavour on a summer salad.

Panzanella with Nectarine

This is a non-traditional panzanella (bread salad) with the addition of nectarine. Central Otago is famous for its stone fruit and the nectarines are perfectly ripe at the same time as tomatoes, the combination of which creates a nice acidity and sweetness.

Eat-Your-Heart-Out Quinoa Salad

Keep Christmas fresh with this nutrient-packed, flavourful quinoa salad.

Green Bean Salad with Cranberries

Green beans with a tangy cranberry twist, a delicious side from Ruth Pretty’s make-ahead Christmas lunch menu.

Soba Noodle, Wakame and Cucumber Salad

Ruth Pretty’s fresh take on a refreshing summer salad — the perfect plate to bring.

Strawberry and Rocket Salad

Don’t reserve strawberries just for pavlova – liven up your salads with a few colourful berries.

Iceberg Salad with Cucumber, Beans, Mint and Buttermilk Dressing

Stay cool as a cucumber by pairing this simple salad with any main dish.

10 delicious ways to dress your salads

Whether you like to dress up or dress down, there is an analogy here for salad creators.

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