| 25 Days of salad: Healthy recipes to kick-start 2018

25 Days of salad: Healthy recipes to kick-start 2018

There’s no such thing as a boring salad, not with these healthy, delicious and packed with power recipes to be enjoyed all year round.

by: Lisa Wallace | 08 Jan 2018

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Start the new year on a healthy note without skimping on flavour and fresh ingredients. We’ve rounded up Food24’s top 25 salad recipes to ensure 2018 is off to a healthy and interesting start (there’re no boring lettuce-and-cucumber recipes here). Bookmark this page so you can come back to these recipes again and again. 

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1. Roasted tomato and feta salad

Tomatoes + feta + basil are a classic combination. Give this standard medley a twist by slow roasting the tomatoes, extracting the deep, concentrated sweet flavour. Serve it with a slice of toasted, homemade sourdough for added flavour.

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2. Beet, avo and pea salad

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3. Spiced cauliflower salad

image: Kate Liquorish

4. Quinoa, chard and halloumi salad

image: Bibby’s Kitchen

5. Warm barley and chickpea salad with roasted veggies
6. Lemony roast courgette and chickpea salad
7. Watermelon and biltong salad
8. Classic caprese salad

Fresh and beautiful looking, this mouthwatering classic summer salad features a winning combo of fresh tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella and basil pesto. Hello Italy!

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9. Labneh Fatoush salad

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10. Peach, feta and pecan salad with honey 11. Fresh plum pancetta and watercress salad

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12. Barley salad jars
13. Avocado and sweet chilli noodle salad

A simple meat-free meal that can be made in minutes, this salad is as satisfying as it is tasty. 

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14. Fennel and apple coleslaw

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15. Grilled courgette salad
16. Prawns and chorizo with salsa verde pasta salad
17. The ultimate Buddha Bowl grazing salad

A bright and healthy Buddha Bowl/harvest board to be shared with your dinner guests. It’s all about vibrant colour, texture and flavour – and vegan too. 

image: Bibby’s Kitchen

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18. Lush lentil salad
19. Warm quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and a spicy citrus dressing
20. Asian steak salad

A protein-loaded salad featuring an exotic soya dressing, this Asian-inspired meal can be enjoyed day or night, winter or summer. 

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21. Warm salmon salad
22. Chicken quinoa and courgette salad with honey crunch apples, feta and pecans

A power salad packed with protein from the ancient Incan grain, raw vegetables and nuts for extra texture – this is uber health in a bowl.

image: Bibby’s Kitchen

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23. Penne niçoise salad

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24. Curried bean salad
25. Beetroot salad with lentils, spinach and goat’s cheese

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