Chef Jaspal Singh Shares 2 Healthy Salad Recipes For The Summer
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Whether you want a summer body that’s ready to hit the beach or just a meal that is hearty but doesn’t weigh you down – salads win on both fronts. A delicious medley of vegetables, fruit, protein, whole grains and flavour-packed dressings, these wellness bowls are perfect to enjoy in solitude or ideal to whip up when feeding a family. The concept of a salad isn’t limited to being visually appealing or boosting health, but also breaks away from these meals not being considered enough to keep one full. Affirming this notion further are two easy and delicious recipes that are sure to make your busy days feel like a breeze.

Roasted Beetroot, Feta & Arugula Salad

This Rocket Leaf and Roasted Beetroot Salad with Passion Fruit Dressing is a culinary journey through the freshness of spring. With each forkful, savour the harmonious blend of textures and tastes, making it a perfect addition to any menu. Bon appétit!

Ingredients [For Dressing]

  • 1 passion fruit, pulp extracted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Handful of walnuts

Ingredients [For Salad]

  • Fresh rocket lettuce
  • Roasted beetroot, sliced
  • Fresh orange segments
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Balsamic reduction


  • In a jar, combine the passion fruit pulp, salt, pepper, lemon juice, honey and olive oil. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously until well combined. Adjust salt to taste.
  • In a pan over low heat, melt the brown sugar until it caramelises. Add the walnuts and stir gently until evenly-coated. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • In a serving bowl, arrange the fresh rocket lettuce, roasted beetroot slices and fresh orange before sprinkling crumbled feta cheese over the salad.
  • Drizzle a few drops of balsamic reduction for a touch of acidity and depth of flavour. Finally, scatter the caramelized walnuts on top to add a delightful crunch.
  • Just before serving, generously drizzle the prepared passion fruit dressing over the salad, ensuring each bite is infused with its tangy sweetness.

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Supergrain Salad

Indulge in the goodness of this wholesome Supergrain Salad, where each bite offers a medley of tastes and textures that delight the senses. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a satisfying side dish, this salad is sure to leave a lasting impression on your palate.

Ingredients [For Balsamic Dressing]

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients [For Salad]

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Bell pepper, julienned
  • Feta cheese, crumbled


  • In a jar, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper before securing the lid tightly and shaking vigorously until the ingredients are well combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning or acidity according to your preference.
  • Transfer the cooked quinoa grains into a large salad bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, ensuring the grains are evenly seasoned. If desired, use a mould to shape the grains for an elegant presentation.
  • Arrange fresh lettuce leaves on a serving plate. Scatter julienned bell peppers over the lettuce bed, adding a pop of colour and crunch to the salad.
  • Carefully demould the seasoned grains onto the same serving plate, placing them next to the side salad. Drizzle a generous amount of the prepared balsamic dressing over the grains, ensuring they are evenly coated with flavour.
  • Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the salad for a creamy and tangy finish. Serve immediately, allowing your guests to savour the delightful combination of flavours and textures.