Summer on a plate: 6 mouthwatering salads from Chantal Lascaris’ latest cookbook

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These salads from Chantal Lascaris’ latest cookbook are a must for your next get-together.

WOOD-SMOKED BACON SALAD

There’s an array of flavours and textures at play here – from the deliciously creamy avocado to the subtly sweet dressing and crunchy walnuts – all working in unison with the woody bacon and tart goat’s cheese.

Smoked bacon salad
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TIP Scatter the walnuts over and serve immediately.

SPICY CALAMARI SALAD

Calamari is a versatile protein with a mild flavour that cooks quickly and works well in a wide variety of dishes. I like to marinate calamari, as it easily absorbs spices and aromas – creating an array of flavours.

Calamari salad
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TIP Place the salad mixture onto a serving platter.

TABBOULEH

This salad is loosely based on a classic Middle Eastern tabbouleh. Its most recognisable feature is that the ingredients are all finely chopped.

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TIP Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

SMOKY CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

Smoked paprika is the ideal counter-balance to what can sometimes be quite a bland meat, so banish the bland with this smoky, spicy rub.

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TIP Toss carefully to coat and garnish with microgreens.

PRAWN SKEWER SALAD

This unusual yet fun way to add prawns to a salad will take your guests by surprise. It certainly shows off the delicate pink prawns to perfection.

Prawn salad
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TIP Pour the remaining dressing over and serve with lemon wedges.

MOROCCAN CAULIFLOWER SALAD

The heavily aromatic spice cumin is synonymous with Morocco, as are Medjool dates.

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TIP Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and scatter the remaining parsley, mint and pomegranate arils over.

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