Annette’s tomatoes and peaches with honey vinegar and burrata curds

There’s tomato salad, and then there’s tomato salad to the power of ten. Analiese Gregory’s version is exponentially more tomato-tasting than any you’ve grown up with. Bonus: ripe peaches and creamy curds!

Prep 30 mins

Cook 5 mins (plus setting, marinating)

Serves 4

Peach and haloumi salad

Make the most of summer’s fragrant white peaches with this super-easy salad. When crisp-edged warm haloumi meets cold juicy fruit, expect an explosion in your mouth – it’s a flavour bomb.

Prep 10 mins

Cook 5 mins

Serves 2-4

Watermelon and apple cucumber salad with Thai basil

Beat the heat with salad this summer. Watermelon and cucumber – crisp, thirst-quenching and refreshing – are natural allies in the fight to stay cool, and a Vietnamese-style dressing rounds out the collaboration.

Prep 10 mins

Cook 1 min

Serves 6 as a side

Heirloom tomato salad with sumac-spiced pickled shallots

Tomatoes are available all year round, but only summer tomatoes are truly worthy of the name – fragrant, juicy, popping with acidity and sweetness. This salad, accented with quick pickled shallots, highlights their seasonal perfection.

Prep 10 mins

Cook 20 mins

Serves 4 as a side

Cannellini beans, mint, feta and blistered tomatoes

Sure, legume-based salads are a thing of virtue, packed with protein. But that’s not why we love them. Think of the cannellini beans in this recipe as a creamy blank canvas for daubs of big, big flavour.

Prep 20 mins (plus overnight soaking)

Cook 40 mins

Serves 4 as a light meal or side

Braised scapes and asparagus

This recipe is based on the classic reduction method: most of the stock evaporates during cooking, leaving behind tender garlic scapes and asparagus in a deeply flavoured buttery glaze.

Prep 5 mins

Cook 10 mins

Serves 4-6 as a side

Warm duck, lychee and banana blossom salad

Not all recipes from Michelin-starred restaurants translate easily to Australian home kitchens, but this one’s a cinch. At Paste, chef Bee Satongun roasts her own duck; to save time, start with one from Chinatown.

Prep 40 mins

Cook 5 mins (plus roasting duck)

Serves 6-8

Freekah and charred broccoli salad with tahini-yoghurt

Who said anything about health benefits? The superfood factor might be one reason to love this salad of grains and greens, but we’d make it again and again for its snappy flavours and textures.

Prep 20 mins

Cook 45 mins

Serves 4

Roast beetroot, fior di latte and fennel salad

Almost too pretty to eat, this little arrangement of vibrant beetroot, delicate fennel and fresh fior di latte makes a perfect starter. Adding some thick spears of white asparagus would not be gilding the lily.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Serves 4

Fennel, avocado and celery salad with Gorgonzola dressing

Light and perfectly dressed – this is the salad version of a Hollywood lead, ready for her close-up.

Prep 15 mins


Serves 2 as a light meal


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