If there was ever such thing as a savory trifle, this American Layered Salad is it. Best served in mason jars or a clear bowl to reveal each tasty layer, this salad is a winner for picnics and BBQs. Almost as much fun to assemble as it is to eat, this salty yet fresh salad will keep overnight in the fridge before serving, and will even enhance the flavors to wait a little. Much to our surprise, the lettuce doesn't go soggy, so don't worry about that.
There has been much debate about the true ingredients of Nicoise Salad, some more puritanical chefs gatekeeping its name and others just happy to experiment with a loose idea in mind. Our Thermomix recipe keeps it simple and tasty with tinned tuna, eggs, potatoes and green beans. If you're feeling adventurous, get some herbs like dill involved for an extra touch of freshness, or throw in some capers to add to the olives' saltiness. The world is your oyster; dig in and discover the joy of salad.
Polish Veggie Salad is comprised of crunchy vegetables, sweet apple and pickled gherkins, and a creamy mayo-based dressing. It's great for serving beside mains to get a few of your 5 a day in, or in a lunchbox to go as it keeps quite well. Boiled eggs add protein and texture and the dijon mustard gives it a little unexpected kick. Great for Summer picnics as it takes less than a half an hour to throw this all together in the Thermomix.
This Mediterranean Veggie Salad is bursting with flavor, sweet and savory, with plenty of tonal variance. Call it a salad, but it works perfectly as a standalone dish. Laid on a bed of salad leaves, this veggie-led dish almost has a look of stained glass – a surefire way to impress guests without any stress. Serve what's seasonal, so swap out vegetables of the same ilk (legumes for legumes, roots for roots etc.) to keep freshness at the forefront. Top with feta and fresh herbs for a simple yet elegant meal.
This uninvolved recipe for Thai Beef Salad with Prawns personifies Summer cooking. It's easygoing, crispy and fresh with ingredients that you can grill on the BBQ. Whether or not you're ready to char the beef or the prawns, you will have a tasty meal for 6 in just 20 minutes. Cook your beef to your temperature of choice, arrange the vermicelli noodles and vegetables, blend the Thai dressing in your Thermomix and enjoy.
Spice lovers rejoice, we created a salad with just you in mind. Spicy Pork And Pineapple Salad packs a punch with a whole fresh chilli and ginger, whilst being cooled by fresh mint and basil. The rice here is optional but recommended as it serves to break up the intensity and heat from the pork, as well as make the salad a little more substantial. Whip up 6 servings in under a half an hour and you'll add this straight to your list of go-to salads.
This Avocado, Chili and Mandarin Salad is a bold and bright Summer salad for lunches or dinners that need something a little different. Citrus and chilli are met by avocado and feta for a creamy and salty balance, with fragrant mint as well as peppery rocket leaves to make for a dynamic and exciting dish. Bring this recipe out for picnics, BBQs or even just an office lunch that won't leave you scouring the kitchenette for treats.
Charring vegetables is a great way to bring out flavor and texture, as well as liven up some of the more common ingredients we eat. Broccoli is no different, and thus our recipe for Charred Broccolini with Almond and Raisin Vinaigrette was born. Whilst being deeply savory thanks to the tamari base and almond toppings, this recipe has freshness from scallions, addictive tanginess from lemon juice and rice wine vinegar and a hint of sweetness from the raisins. It's a great thing this recipe can scale up because you will be captivated from the first bite!
Cooking meat and making dressing all in one appliance means much less cleanup and much less preparation time. Our 3 P's recipe – Prawn Peanut Pineapple Salad comes together in only 25 minutes and is a firm favorite at Summer gatherings. The herby and flavorsome dressing gets blended in the Thermomix in seconds, to top juicy steamed prawns and leafy greens with avocado and pineapple. Despite being quite light it will leave you full, with plenty of protein, fiber and healthy fats.
Our Fruity Harvest Salad is a wonderful addition to any table. This recipe makes 8 portions, so serve it family style and let people dig in – either as a side (to something like pork or steak) or just as a main course. Its unique character makes it perfectly acceptable independent of anything else, with a well balanced flavor. Roasting both vegetables and fruits will multiply their flavors tenfold, sweet and savory, with nutty and salty pesto adding some equilibrium. Toss in some pecans for crunch and some brie for luxury and you're good to go.