Who wants a plain ol’ tomato and cucumber salad these days? Salads aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and they might seem a little boring – but they don’t have to be! Spice up your salads with these funky recipes…

Avocado, Bacon & Egg
It sounds good already! Some chunky avocado, pieces of streaky bacon, and hard-boiled egg halves are sure to make your salad more exciting (and tastier). Simply toss your lettuce, tomato (optional), bacon, sliced avocado, egg with some oil, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste!

Tomato and Mint
What’s a salad without tomatoes, though? This refreshing salad couldn’t be easier to prepare; simply salt some heirloom tomato chunks and toss with your lettuce and some sliced shallots (if you fancy). Drizzle over some olive oil and white wine vinegar and season with some salt and pepper.

A personal favourite! This beautiful, refreshing salad is easily prepared with sliced olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, as well as some chicken or sausage if you want to bulk it up a little. Toss the ingredients with your lettuce, olive oil and lemon juice (optional) and season with salt and pepper.

Bacon and Spinach
Yes, more bacon! The creamy sauce for this salad is prepared with buttermilk, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper whisked together. Toss it with your spinach, bacon, and any other ingredients (e.g. tomatoes) which you’d like to include!

Fruity Chicken
Fruit and chicken? It works better than you’d think! Cook your chicken thoroughly and then toss with your mixed leaves, croutons (optional), sliced onion and peppers, and some pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with a vinaigrette dressing of your choice and season with salt and pepper.

Mashed Mint Potato
Sounds a little odd, right? But it tastes incredible and it’s something a little different! Boil and mash some spuds before squeezing in some lemon juice and tossing in some diced mint leaves. Then add around 6 tbsp of mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving up on a bed of mixed leaves and tomatoes.

Mint Pea
Can you tell that we love mint? Boil your peas, drain, and then mix in 6 tbsp of mayonnaise (Can be adjusted to suit your preference). Add some diced mint leaves and season with salt and pepper. Like the potato salad, leave to chill for 30 minutes in the fridge and then serve up on a bed of mixed leaves, along with any additional ingredients of your choice.