Salads don’t have to be boring as the choices on this list demonstrate. Whether you just want a lighter option for dinner or are fed up of sandwiches for lunch, these salads are packed full of flavour, protein, veg and nutrients. You won’t be missing your cheese and pickle sarnies, that’s for sure!
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We’ve partnered with Olive Magazine (also published by Immediate Media) to bring you the very best recipes for cyclists. All the recipes are easy to follow and take you through step-by-step how to create everything from homemade nutrition products to tasty and hearty post-ride meals.
Vietnamese steak salad
It’s perfect for a speedy midweek supper, but also works well as a packed lunch — guaranteed to make your colleagues envious!
Cauliflower Thai salad
Make up a box of this in advance and you can portion it out for packed lunches and picnics, and have it ready for those post-ride munchies.
Rainbow veg noodle salad
Summer sashimi salad
If you aren’t comfortable with preparing sashimi yourself, you can always swap it for smoked salmon, and you’ll still get those beneficial fish oils.
Want something more substantial? Add a layer of sushi rice under the salad, then mix it all together before eating.
Asian noodle and pork salad with mint and peanuts
The pork is cooked in sesame oil and the pepper dressed in fish sauce, and once cool they are tossed in with rice noodles, the vegetables and a fresh and gingery dressing. Crushed peanuts add the final touch and a wonderful crunch to the dish.
Thai-style shredded chicken salad
More than just a salad, this protein-rich dish is ready in under 15 minutes, so it’s ideal if you want to whip it up of an evening, or fancy preparing it for a packed lunch the next day.
The chicken is tossed with finely sliced cabbage, cucumber, carrot, basil and mint, then dressed in a lime, ginger, chilli and garlic dressing.
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