Simple Salads

9780143573494Written and styled by renowned chef Penny Oliver, Simple Salads is the new must-have cookbook for anyone coveting a more health-conscious lifestyle. Over 80 mouth-watering recipes have been included, ranging from star salads to quick mid-week family meals, all based around grains, pulses, fragrant herbs and lots of delicious vegetables.

People looking for new ideas and flavours will find plenty of options using fusion cuisine (take a look at the pork and pineapple salad, or the hot-smoked caesar), as well as lighter and fresher choices. Whether you grow your own garden or simply choose to buy as fresh as possible, the book offers all kinds of savoury combinations involving locally grown herbs and crisp produce. “Vegetables, grains, pulses and leafy greens get top billing,” said the author, “and I celebrate their contribution in style with these tasty recipes.”

Simple Salad is just the latest of five cookbooks written by Penny Oliver, two of which have taken out Recipe Book of the Year awards from the NZ Guild of Food Writers.