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Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad on white platter

My Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad is packed with tangy and bold flavours to please most everyone. Serve warm or at room temperature for a hearty, attention-grabbing side dish. Or, with one or two additions, transform this easy-going pasta salad into a filling main dish. Basically this is a sassy tweak of the picnic and potluck …

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colouful coleslaw in wooden bowl with wooden spoons on concrete background

Creamy Sunflower-Ranch Coleslaw – Ditch the mayo and blend up roasted sunflower seeds, with ranch dressing flavours, for a more healthful coleslaw. A whole food twist on a BBQ, pot-luck and picnic favorite. Coleslaw has got a bit of a bad rap. It’s funny how something where the main ingredients are cabbage and carrots can …

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smashed cucumber salad in bowls with tofu on concrete background

Smashed cucumber salad is a glorious, simple recipe that is more than the sum of its parts. Crisp, craggy shards of cucumber and slivers of broccoli are infused with a zippy, garlicky dressing, then studded with chili tofu. It really is quite sublime. And it is completely no-cook.  I repeat, no cook. Below is my …

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Flatlay wide view of Thai noodle salad with colourful veg on green plate with green napkin

This Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad grabs you with its veritable rainbow of colours, and holds you with its hot, sour, salty, sweet taste. Cool and crunchy, too. Make more of the loose, peanutty sauce than you need to drizzle on any likely dish over the next few days. Be warned: you will want to make …

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Smoked mackerel salade Niçoise composed on a green platter on distressed concrete backdrop

Smoked Mackerel Salade Niçoise is a Food To Glow summer favourite, made possibly more delicious and filling with extra vegetables. You can even make it vegan with my easy tweak. Summer eating at its simplest and most sublime. This composed style of salad originates, of course, in the south of France. Best eaten in the …

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a simple #quinoa #salad plus 7 dressings to change things up. #grains

This is a grain salad that has it all going on. With pop-in-the-mouth quinoa as its base, you get zing from a huge squeeze of lemon, crunch from broccoli and crisp-tender fine beans, umami from black olives, and sweet salinity courtesy of heirloom tomatoes. Nuanced notes from best olive oil and a whisper of fresh …

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Zucchini Carpaccio with fennel pollen and pine nuts for an easy & sophisticated starter or side dish. #vegan #salad #sidedish #starter #appetizer

I didn’t want what is left of summer to slip away without sneaking in this no-recipe recipe for zucchini carpaccio. The poor old zucchini – we call them courgettes in the UK – doesn’t get a lot of love. They are the also-rans compared to summer’s brightest stars – saline-sweet tomatoes, glossy eggplants, sky-climbing beans, …

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Thai fruit salad meets British stone fruit and griddled halloumi cheese for a Western take on a wonderfully fresh and tangy salad. #fruit #salad #thai #halloumi

Thai fruit salad meets British stone fruit and griddled halloumi cheese for a Western take on a wonderfully fresh and tangy salad. Let me tell you about this Thai fruit salad. First off, it is not traditional in the least. No fish sauce, no tropical fruit, no pounding and no dried shrimp. Are you relieved …

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Old Bay Crab Salsa - grab a bag of cantina-style tortilla chips and dig in!  #dips #salsa #easyrecipe #crab

Old Bay Crab Salsa – grab a bag of cantina-style tortilla chips and dig in! I love salsa. I love tortilla chips. Those are my ‘guilty pleasures’*. Until a few years ago I would even be happy with the crappy salsa you can pick up in the savory snack aisle – despite the gloopy texture, …

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Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted #chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped #halloumi will become your go-to main course #salad for warm days and cool evenings. #summerfood #vegetarian

Think beyond lettuce and cucumber to elevate your summer salad game. Roasted chickpeas, eggplant and smoky, honey-crisped halloumi will become your go-to main course salad for warm days and cool evenings. This is my kind of salad. Hearty, a bit salty, a lot tangy; verging on bad for you. But I’ve got a wee story …

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