It’s so hot here – unreasonably hot for November, and as my thoughts turn towards upcoming end-of-year and Christmas celebrations, I’ve gathered a collection of my salad recipes for inspiration and to help me to keep cool in the kitchen. There’s something here for all tastes, and each one has a little twist to lift it above the usual fare. I hope there’s some inspiration here for you too.
And if you are wondering about the title of this post – It’s hot in Brisbane, but it’s Coolangatta – it is the title of a real song, popular in the 1950s. You can read about it, see the fabulously kitsch sheet music and listen to the original recording here.
Potato and pea salad with hazelnut dressing
Carrot salad with coriander, chili and sesame
Rocket salad with apple and parmesan
Nectarines, prosciutto, mozzarella and mint
Brie and rocket salad with pomegranate dressing
Maple roasted pumpkin with farro