River Cottage head chef Gelf Alderson shows us how to create truly knockout salads using simple, seasonal ingredients
Gelf Alderson has spent years serving up original, veg-centric meals to delight the guests at River Cottage. His recipes redefine the idea of salad, as playful flavour pairings, clever techniques and vibrant dressings bring out the very best in seasonal produce.
With all the delicious summer fruit and veg coming into season right now, you’ll be spoilt for choice with these tantalising recipes. Why not try:
· Curried roots, pearled barley and parsley
· Merguez roast squash, pears and chicory
· Apple with toasted hazelnuts and lime
· Leftover lamb, harissa and char-grilled peppers
· Lentils with green herbs and lemon
Divided into easy chapters like Quick, Hearty, Spicy and Lunchbox, these recipes use everyday ingredients, and give plenty of suggestions for seasonal swaps and delicious alternatives.
With more than 80 recipes and countless more variations to be explored, Gelf demonstrates how, with a bit of creativity and flair, simple ingredients can be combined to make truly great salads.
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"The recipes and photography pulse with life, and you'll be reinvigorated by punchy flavour combinations that reveal a tantalising new world of veg-centric deliciousness. Gelf redefines the very idea of 'salad' with dishes radiating an eat-me-now quality rarely associated with the word" - Delicious Magazine