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Salad season is officially here and I'm here to show you that salads are definitely not boring, and don't have to only be a side dish! Here are 20 delicious salads that are packed with nutrients, plant-based protein, and beautiful flavors! They will turn even the biggest salad sceptic into a SALAD LOVER! Trust me, I tested them all on my hubby, aka salad sceptic!

20 delicious salads
20 delicious salads

This beautiful potato salad dish steals the show every single time. It has a great combination of sweetness and acidity that tickles your taste buds.

This is my mum’s pasta salad. Tt’s so easy and quick to make and so yum! Ready in 20 minutes nutritious and so delicious.

Warmer days are finally here and I instantly started craving this salsa. I could honestly have it every single day. It’s sweet, tangy, creamy, and so fresh! I love it with corn chips but it’s also a perfect addition to tacos, tostadas and even burritos! Yum!

This salad brings back beautiful memories of the time I spent in Morocco. It’s sweet and sour, very fresh, and colorful and has a great crunch thanks to toasted cashews. Give it a go and I’m sure it’s gonna be one of your new favorite salads.

This Potato Salad recipe combines sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. It’s a perfect summer salad to enjoy by itself or as a side dish. It has a very exciting texture thanks to the crunch of fresh thinly sliced vegetables and the softness of boiled potatoes. It’s finished with a smooth and packed with flavor rocket dressing. You have to try it for yourself!

Tomatoes are finally back in season (in New Zealand 😊) and this salad is perfect to enjoy their flavors and juiciness. You're going to want to make it right away! It’s a very traditional recipe that uses stale bread soaked in tomato juice and red wine vinegar dressing. Yum! It speaks summer in Italy 😍

Traditionally Waldorf salad is served on a bed of lettuce and most importantly it’s made with celery. I replaced the celery with raw broccoli and took a spin on the dressing too. Yum! It's so fresh, crunchy, and zesty. I love it and I’m sure you will too.

This salad is not only deliciously spicy, and crunchy. The unexpected apple sweet twist makes it super exciting and almost addictive. So yum!

Rice salad made crunchy and fun! This is one of my favorite salads. Even Nick loves it, and let’s just say he is not a salad person.

Try it and I’m sure it’s gonna be your new favorite too.

There is no Christmas BBQ without a good crunchy salad. This Cauli Lentil Tabbouleh-style salad pairs perfectly with BBQ marinades and sauces. It’s fresh, herby, crunchy, and packed with protein.

Slaw with garlicky avocado dressing. Sounds delicious? That's because it is! Slaw doesn't need to be heavily dressed with mayo. Replace the mayo with this delicious garlicky dressing and enjoy this deliciousness!

This is my favorite festive salad. It’s such a crowd-pleaser, very filling and satisfying, and it’s full of beautiful flavors and textures, cause salads don’t have to be boring. Try it for yourself and I’m sure you will love it

Here is the recipe for my favorite salad this rainy summer. It’s so vibrant and full of crunch and flavour. Also, it takes no time to make and sparks so much joy, even when it’s pouring down outside.

Potato and green bean salad with aromatic dressing inspired by ‘patatas mozárabe’ (Mozarabic potatoes) - A very popular dish in Andalusia (a region in the South of Spain). It's very easy to make and so flavorful!

Have you ever had a taco salad? Yum! I love it and I’m sure you will too! It’s packed with flavor, very filling, has a nice fresh crunch, and is finished with a smooth and creamy dressing.

Oranges are still in season, and that means we should make the most of them while they last. Here is a really easy and very flavourful recipe. It’s fresh, sweet, zesty, and tangy.

Hooray for the mandarin season! It can bring joy even on the rainiest autumn day! NZ mandarins are simply delicious and packed with vitamin C, folate, and so much more nutritious goodness. I have teamed up with @5adaynz to share with you this super easy-to-make and insanely delicious recipe: Pico de gallo salsa on a corn tostada. The addition of mandarins takes this dish to the next level!

Comforting winter salad, roasted yams and butter beans served on a base of hummus.

This is one of the easiest, yet most satisfying salads I've been enjoying lately. It's wholesome, flavorful, and insanely easy to make. It's fresh, crunchy, creamy, and tangy, takes 15 minutes max and brings so much happiness.

Here is how to make them love broccoli – if there is someone in your family/ friend’s group that hates broccoli, this is the recipe that will change their minds! Roasted broccoli combined with cheesy hummus is simply delicious! Make sure you save this recipe and try it on that broccoli sceptic you know – we all know at least one, right?

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Happy cooking!


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