Summer salad inspiration

Salads make an excellent dish to enjoy when the weather heats up

Whether you plan to serve them on the side of a main dish, pack them up to eat on the go, or mix and match your ingredients to make a full and delicious meal, here we’ve got some excellent ideas to give you inspiration the next time hunger strikes.

One delicious starter

Making the most of in season plums, this Plum and Goat’s Cheese Salad is a great alternative to a more traditional goat’s cheese-based vegetarian starter. The juicy plums and creamy cheese are perfectly contrasted with the crunch of the pecans, making it one well designed dish ideal for a dinner party starter.

Summer lunchin’

A carefully balanced mix of flavours, in this recipe for a Rocket and Poached Egg Salad you’ll find creamy mozzarella, punchy chilli, sweet sundried tomatoes and peppery rocket, all topped off with a perfectly poached egg. It’s an ideal light lunch to enjoy, or simply leave out the egg and enjoy it as a tasty, balanced side dish.

Serve to the side

This Stilton and Broad Bean Salad makes a wonderful addition to any buffet. Try it as a vegetable side dish for your next barbecue – the addition of stilton and basil make for one tasty flavour combination. It’s also a great option to pack up and take with you on the move thanks to its simple construction.

Jazz up a traditional starter

Looking for a new take on a classic? There’s more to this Melon and Parma Ham Salad than meets the eye. Featuring rocket, mozzarella and balsamic alongside deliciously sweet and honey-like melon pieces, it’s a first course you’ll want to revisit again and again!

Salad for dessert

Trust us, it works. In this refreshing dish, you can make the most of juicy summer flavours – our Citrus Salad with Seed and Nut Crunch makes a delightful way to finish off a meal. It also makes a refreshing first course to your regular breakfast too!

In need of a little more inspiration? Head over to the Morrisons blog for more ideas on summer salads in our post, “Summer salads we love right now”. Featuring fruits, meats, spice and much more, there’ll be something for just about every menu type!

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