This is an out of the ordinary side dish that always impresses guests. It's a delicious and refreshing accompaniment to barbecued meat. You can also thread pieces of the marinated pineapple on skewers with chicken or pork for kebabs. The marinade can be made into a spicy sauce by bringing to the boil in a saucepan and cooking until it is thick and syrupy.
This salad is healthy, fresh and colourful, and includes a very tasty lime dressing. You can use almost any kind of tinned beans.
You can prepare this flavourful broad bean salad in minutes - tomatoes, onion and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.
This is a delicious vegetable salad with eggplants and zucchini that's colourful as well as flavourful.
This is a great recipe from Germany. The dressing is vinegar based and doesn't use oil (or mayonnaise), so it is low in calories, but high in flavour!
Chickpeas and garden peas are coated with a spicy dressing and served chilled. Adjust garlic and cayenne to taste.
Cherry tomatoes, spring onions, fresh basil and coriander combine in a salad that's perfect on a hot summer evening.
A simple sweet and spicy salsa made with watermelon, chilli, onion and balsamic vinegar. Best served with corn chips.
Japanese soba (buckwheat) noodles are marinated in tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, sugar and chilli oil, then tossed with julienned carrots and red capsicum (long, thin matchsticks) for a delicious cold salad with an Asian touch.
This recipe is the real deal - delicious, healthy and easy to make. Best eaten on the day it is made.
This easy coleslaw has a sweet and tangy blend of Asian flavours, and takes only a few minutes to make. Make it early in the day, and it will be a great with dinner. Refreshing and delicious, it's an ideal summer side dish!
This recipe was given to me by a vegan friend I had at uni. Feel free to experiment with different beans.
Cooked in a pressure cooker, red kidney beans are cooked with fennel seed and cayenne pepper. This is very good as is with rice or mixed with cubed ham. Use this quick soak method to cook any dry beans in the pressure cooker.
This salad is full of vitamin C, folate and fibre. With a velvety, low-fat blue cheese dressing, it's ideal if you're watching your weight.
Almonds are a source of thiamine for your metabolism. Here's a simple and delicious way to use them.
This hearty salad takes only a few minutes to prepare before chilling. The combination of gouda, frankfurters, capsciums, potatoes and corn in a paprika yoghurt dressing is sure to become a family favourite.
Each red and yellow capsicum contains about 2 teaspoons of natural sugar, resulting in the slightly sweet taste to this salsa.
Sweet caramelised onions, gently roasted cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ensure that this pasta salad will become a favourite.
Everyone's favourite outdoor party food, this salad is an excellent source of vitamin C from all three vegetables.
This tasty version of the traditional Greek salad uses a wild rice blend but you can use white or brown rice if you wish. It's great served at BBQs or with any meat and seafood.