The best springtime and summer salads

Perfect for packed lunches or BBQs, mix and match your elements to personalise your salad

The best springtime and summer salads

These vibrant salads are easy to create and packed with tasty flavours from around the world. What's more, they're super easy to personalise depending on what you've got lying around.

So whether you prefer barley to brown rice for a base, and tofu to turkey for your protein - check out our recipes below and mix and match the ingredients until you've designed your perfect plate.

Asian fusion rice noodle salad

For a veggie alternative to this flavoursome noodle salad, add ready-made tofu or a boiled egg in place of the chicken. Pack it up in a sealable jar if you're in need of lunch on-the-go.

Mix up the ingredients:

Base: Rice noodles, sticky rice, shredded cabbage, brown rice

Veg: Edamame beans, shaved carrot, spinach, cooked broccoli

Protein: Grilled chicken, marinated tofu, smoked salmon, boiled egg

Dressing: Sesame orange vinaigrette, soy hoisin dressing, chilli lime dressing


Mediterranean penne salad

Go Italian with pasta to compliment the Mediterranean flavours in our sundried tomato and mozzarella penne salad, or switch it for a delicious grain such as brown rice or barley.

Mix up the ingredients:

Base: Pasta, flavoured cous cous, brown rice, quinoa

Veg: Roast peppers, spinach, cherry tomatoes, grilled courgette

Protein: Mixed beans, halloumi cheese, grilled chicken

Dressing: Balsamic vinaigrette, pesto, mustard vinaigrette, sundried tomato dressing


Flavours of the middle east cous cous salad

Like a lower-carb base? Cauliflower rice works brilliantly in this Middle Eastern salad loaded up with chargrilled veg and fruity pomegranate.

Mix up the ingredients:

Base: Giant cous cous, spiced rice, quinoa, cauliflower rice

Veg: Grilled aubergine, roast peppers, cooked sweet potato, roasted carrots

Protein: Roasted chickpeas, feta cheese, pine nuts, leftover roast lamb

Dressing: Tahini, lemon & olive vinaigrette, harissa yogurt


American crunchy slaw & quinoa salad

Fancy our crunchy American slaw and salad, but not a fan of blue cheese? Feta makes a great alternative.

Mix up the ingredients:

Base: Quinoa, brown rice, pasta

Veg: Kale, griddled sweetcorn, spinach, lettuce

Protein: Boiled egg, grilled chicken, roasted chickpeas, sliced grilled steak

Dressing: Honey mustard, creamy yogurt Caesar dressing, lemon vinaigrette, blue cheese dressing


Feeling inspired to rustle up some of our springtime salads? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store.