Enjoy summer and all the fresh produce that comes with it by making tasty summer salads. We have salads to suit every taste, so enjoy them as a side to your BBQ or on their own.
Super summer salad ideas & tips
1. Turn a side salad into a no-fuss summer dinner by adding some protein. When you add protein, salad becomes a filling main meal. Try adding grilled skinless chicken breast, soft boiled eggs, canned legumes or canned tuna in springwater- all ZeroPoint foods.
2. For a 0 SmartPoint dressing, try citrus juice or flavoured vinegar.
3. Drizzle dressing just before serving to avoid a soggy salad.
4. Use what's in season. Fill your summer salads with vegies that are at their peak like; asparagus, beans, cucumbers, peas, and tomatoes.
Using fruits in your savoury salads may not be the first thing you think of but often work really well in salads and add a perfect amount of sweet flavour without needing to use sweet store-bought dressing. Our recipe for grilled chicken and herb salad uses a sweet pomegranate dressing and fresh slices of peaches to create the perfect flavour balance. Or who can go past a basic tuna salad? Often an emergency work lunch this ZeroPoint salad can be filled with whatever vegies you have in the fridge. Fresh mint is bursting with flavour and adds a cooling freshness to sweet and savoury prawn and watermelon salad. Pair it with watermelon, chilli, feta, and prawns is this o so simple summer salad.