The Best Summer Salad

The Best Summer Salad

‘Adapted from a recipe by BBC Good Food’


For the salad

400g tin kidney beans

drained 2 handfuls baby spinach leave roughly chopped

500g large tomatoes chopped into chunks 1/2 cucumber

thickly sliced and chopped 1 mango

peeled and chopped into chunks

1 medium red onion

finely sliced 6-8 radishes

thinly sliced 2 avocados, peeled and sliced

100g feta cheese, crumbled

handful of pomegranate seeds

For the dressing

Large bunch fresh mint small bunch coriander small bunch basil

100ml extra virgin olive oil 2 limes

zested and juiced 2tbsp white wine vinegar


Make the dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor (or very finely chop them), saving a few herb leaves for the salad

Scatter the beans and spinach over a large platter

Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, mango, onion and radishes on top and gently toss together with your hands

Top the salad with the avocados, feta and herbs, sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds

and serve with the dressing

27 Jun, 2021

2 thoughts on “The Best Summer Salad

  1. This is the BEST summer salad recipe ever. I have been making a similar salad for years.

    It’s quick and easy and simple. You can swap any of of the main ingredients and it still works. You can try left over chicken instead of the feta or tinned tuna, and black beans, or chick peas instead of the kidney beans.

    Pineapple or apple work just as well, instead of mango too. You can’t go wrong with this recipe, it really is that good!

    1. I think so too. Thanks. Yes, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. I hope others will give it a go and let us know how you get on.

      Feedback is always welcome.

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