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Salads to enhance your BBQ

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Lemon and Chive Potato Salad
In a large bowl mix together: 450g/1lb cooked and drained new or salad potatoes, a small bunch of fresh chives, snipped, grated zest of 1 lemon, juice of ½ lemon and 150ml/¼ pt of mayonnaise. Serve with beef or lamb. Serves 4.
Rice Salad In a large bowl toss together: 375g/12oz of basmati rice, cooked and cooled, grated zest of ½ lemon, 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped, large bunch of flat leaf parsley, freshly chopped, 1 small red pepper, cored, deseed and finely chopped, 25g/1oz green or black olives, roughly chopped, 2 sticks celery, finely chopped and 60ml/4tbsp extra virgin olive oil together. Serve with beef or lamb. Serves 4.

Couscous Salad
Place 400g/14oz couscous in a heatproof bowl. Add 500ml/18floz good, hot chicken stock and mix gently until the stock has been absorbed. Add 2 medium courgettes, finely diced, 1 large red pepper, cored, deseeded and finely diced, 1 small bunch spring onions, finely chopped, salt and freshly milled black pepper and a large bunch freshly chopped coriander. Chill. Serve with beef or lamb. Serves 4.

Avocado and Rocket Salad
Arrange 100g/4oz bag wild rocket leaves in a large salad bowl. Add 12 cherry tomatoes, halved and 1 large or 2 ripe avocados, halved, peeled, stoned and sliced. To make the viniagrette; in a small bowl whisk together 75ml/5tbsp mild olive oil, 45ml/3tbsp white wine vinegar, 60ml/4tbsp elderflower cordial and salt and freshly milled black pepper. Garnish with 50g/2oz toasted pine nuts or sesame seeds before serving. Serves 4.

Homemade Coleslaw
In a large bowl mix together ½ medium sized white or red cabbage, finely shredded; 1 small red or white onion, peeled and finely chopped; 2 medium carrots, peeled and grated; salt and freshly milled black pepper and 100g/4oz mayonnaise or salad cream. Serve as a salad accompaniment. Serves 6.

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