4 Summer Salads and No Lettuce Involved

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    4 Summer Salads and No Lettuce Involved

    Lentil, beetroot and feta salad
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    The definition of a salad may be defined as "a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients" according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, to many, salad means lettuce, tomatoes and a slice or two of cucumber - certainly in Britain that was the way for centuries.

    Salad, however, has come of age, and for those who the thought of soggy lettuce leaves drenched in "salad cream"  holds no appeal, then look no further than these seven salads where lettuce is not welcome. If this seems harsh on the poor old lettuce, it is not meant to be, lettuce is fabulous, but for a change, it is not in these recipes.  That is not to say leaves do not appear; they do in the form of rocket (ruccola) and fresh herbs, both a little sexier and tastier too. 

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    Warm Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad

    halloumi salad
    British Peas and Beans

    Salad so often is seen as a side dish, the support to the main dish but in this recipe, the salad becomes the star. A halloumi and green, bean salad fills the role nicely as the wholesome cheese in the recipe adds much-needed protein and creates an easy and tasty main course dish. 

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    Asian Spiced Turkey Salad with Cranberries Recipe

    Asian Spiced Turkey Salad
    Elaine Lemm

    The perfect salad whenever you find yourself with leftover turkey or chicken (so not just for Christmas).  The salad is stacked with baby leaves, fresh herbs, sweet pomegranate seeds and dried cranberries making it a real delight to eat, yet so, so easy to make. 

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    Moroccan-Spiced Beetroot Salad and Yoghurt Dressing Recipe

    Morroccan Beetroot Salad
    Love Beetroot

    Loving this salad where the humble beetroot is the star of the show. This dish stands alone and makes a superb lunch or supper dish. Serve with flatbreads or pitta.