Salads have come a long way since the days of limp lettuce and woolly-tasting tomatoes. Feast on Delia's wonderful combinations for real summer eating.
When the heat is on, you either don't feel like cooking or even eating a great deal. This recipe fits the bill perfectly and would also be ideal at a drinks party or as a nibble before dinner.
Kippers are marinated for up to a week in a glorious mixture of spices, lemon and oil. Then all you have to do is steam some new potatoes for a very satisfying meal.
This is one of the best combinations of salad ingredients ever invented. Slick restaurants often attempt to do trendy versions with salmon, char-grilled tuna and the like, but the original reigns supreme.
Not for nothing has this lovely main-course salad become a classic! Give it a try as it's a good way to use up leftover cooked chicken and walnuts, celery and spring onions add plenty of crunch.
This salad is a revelation - soft succulent pears, the sharp creaminess of Roquefort cheese and the dry nutty crunch of walnuts combine beautifully to make a salad that's second to none.
An unusual, colourful stew that is perfect for entertaining - just add plain rice to serve. Spices, squash, sweetcorn and red pepper provide the Latin American elements, giving the dish masses of visual appeal and great flavour.
A simple salad this, but one that has gained classic status. It's essential that you use crunchy leaves so that you achieve a balance of creamy dressing, crunchy leaves and croutons and punchy anchovies.
This is actually a delightful combination of sausage, egg, bacon and mushrooms. Sorry about the chips – but you won't miss them because the salad leaves, crisp, crunchy croutons and the sherry dressing make this much more special.
Crab is one of those quintessentially summer ingredients: try this wonderful quick and easy salad for a real treat!
A great salad that can easily be served on its own, with crusty bread. You can use whatever ingredients you like but avocado, garlic sausage, mushrooms and lettuce are Delia's preferred combination.
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