Marinated olives with feta and cherry tomatoes

This tastes great if you leave it overnight in the fridge to absorb the flavours. Simply add to some rocket leaves and serve

  •  100g olives, pitted
  • 100g feta
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 5 sprigs of thyme
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 5 leaves basil, chopped


  • Put the olives, feta and cherry tomatoes in a bowl and cover with the olive oil, thyme, whole peeled garlic cloves and leave in the fridge overnight
  • In the morning take the bowl out, leaving the olive oil, thyme and garlic behind
  • Add the basil
mediterranean salad

Mango and goats cheese salad

I started using fruit with salad basically when I got into cooking. It works really well and the juice makes a nice dressing. Here are a few examples

  • 1 mango
  • 100g goats cheese
  • 50g walnuts, broken up
  • 60g rocket, broken up
  • 2 Tbsp Honey mustard dressing


  • Cut the mango into wedges
  • Break up the goats cheese
  • Break up the walnuts
  • Dress the rocket leaves and mix with the other ingredients
  • Squeeze the rest of the mango juice over the salad

 Serves 4

Pesto mayonnaise potato salad

Pesto is a fantastic base for so many sauces. Here is just one example

  •  12 baby potatoes
  • 4Tbsp basil pesto
  • 4Tbsp mayonnaise
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Boil the potatoes
  • When the potatoes are ready drain them and run them in cool water so that they don't carry on cooking
  • Mix the pesto and mayonnaise
  • Coat the potatoes with this mayonnaise dressing
  • Add salt and pepper

 Serves 4

pesto potato salad

Roasted onion, rocket and orange salad

Usually all you need are 3 things for a salad. I add a sprinkling of nuts and some salad dressing.  Remember less is more

  •  2 red onions, roasted
  • 2 oranges
  • foil
  • 60g rocket
  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp almonds

Olive oil dressing

  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

 Mix ingredients together for dressing

  • Set the oven to 200°c
  • Wrap the onions up in tin foil and put them in the oven for 1 hour
  • Segment the oranges
  • When the onions  are done break them up
  • Dress the rocket in olive oil dressing
  • Grate slivers of cheese
  • Arrange the leaves on a plate with the orange and  onions
  • Sprinkle the almonds and the cheese
  • Mix all together
  • Squeeze the rest of the juice over the salad

 Serves 2

orange and rocket salad

Best Thai salad

 This is a really healthy meal, with a stir-fry feel about it.

  •  1 Tuna steak
  • 5 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 100g broccoli, broken up
  • 6 baby corn, sliced
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 50g Cashew nuts, broken up
  • 2 red peppers, sliced
  • 100g bean sprouts, sliced


  • 3Tbsp soya sauce
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper


  • Take the tuna steak and put in a hot pan for a minute on either side. Don't overdo this. That is the secret! You just want to sear it on either side.
  • Slice your tuna thin into strips and have all your other ingredients cut and ready to toss into the salad.
  • Now you can construct your salad and pour yummy dressy on top. Toss this altogether in a bowl before putting it on plates.
  • Enjoy!


Best Thai Salad