Crunchy, craveable croutons

Crunchy, craveable croutons

For many, croutons are the highlight of a Caesar salad – and for good reason. They’re crisp and crunchy, and (occasionally) coated in cheese. If you’ve only ever bought croutons though, you’re in for a treat. They’re ten times better made from scratch, and only a handful of ingredients away.

How to cook

Slaw saviours

For many, the term ‘slaw’ sends a shiver down their spine, a reminder if mayonnaise-soaked horrors from years gone by. But, when done right, slaws are just as versatile as any other salad. They can be made with or without a creamy dressing, and help balance out rich barbecue and fatty fish like nothing else.

Divine duck salad

Nothing says ‘push the boat out’ like duck, and it’s a great option for a really spectacular salad. Adam Byatt’s duck salad is served with duck leg confit, but would also work with duck breast cooked more simply in a pan.