Author(s): Paul Gayler
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Sometimes you just cannot beat a salad - easy to prepare, beautiful to behold and delicious to eat - and here Paul Gayler gives you his personal selection of the very best, from the most refreshing of simple summer meals, to the most inventive of warm winter salads that bring colour and much-needed vitamins to even the darkest, coldest day. A good salad is an impeccable balance of flavours - combining hot, sour, salty and sweet in a way that highlights each ingredient to perfection and each recipe here does just that, whether in the simple but perfect partnership of two gorgeous ingredients (Date and Blood Orange Salad), in time-honoured classics (Aloo Chat) with a twist (Grilled Potato and Fennel Nicoise) or in explosive flavour combinations (Salad of Chickpeas, Cauliflower and Apricots) that mean you need never worry about whipping up a stunning, healthy, ready-in-minutes meal ever again.
Paul Gayler is executive chef at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. His earlier books for Kyle Cathie, which include Paul Gayler's Sauce Book, World in Bite Size, Pure Vegetarian, Hot! Hot! Hot! and Flavours of the World, have been translated into 10 languages and sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Paul has appeared on BBC2's Saturday Kitchen and Radio 4's VegTalk, as well as being a judge on ITV's Chef of the Year.