Salads can be great all year round, but salad vegetables really come into their own during the summer months. Over the next few months, we’ll be able to make the most of the wide variety of vegetables, and salads are great for adding in something a little different – some fruit, seeds, even edible flowers. Add some meat, fish, eggs or whatever protein takes your fancy, then toss with a tasty dressing, and you’ve got the perfect meal for a hot summer night.
I’ll also be tucking into the gorgeous British fruit which is so abundant over the summer – all sorts of berries and currants are at their best around now, and the British cherries are a real seasonal treat. I won’t buy imported cherries, because they never taste as good as the homegrown ones. So when the British varieties come into season, we make the most of them.