Leon: Happy Salads by Jane Baxter and John Vincent

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  • Niçoise

    • Astrid5555 on September 13, 2016

      Despite having been a Niçoise salad sceptic in the past I gave this one a try as soon as the book arrived and it did not disappoint at all. I loved everything about this salad, especially the dressing which made this salad something special. I am a convert!

  • Marcella's rice salad

    • Astrid5555 on November 20, 2016

      Made with short-grain brown rice, was a big hit with dinner party guests. Very simple and quick to make, yet stunning to look at. Great texture and taste from the pomegranate seeds!

  • Watermelon & feta

    • Astrid5555 on September 13, 2016

      A nice variation on the classic watermelon and feta combo with a grown-up taste. The kids did not like it, but we quite enjoyed this salad. The pumpkin seeds provide a nice crunch and the marinated red onions are much more to my liking than the usual raw onions in other recipes. A keeper!

    • embk27 on June 10, 2018

      A really enjoyable Summer salad. I used pine nuts instead of pumpkin seeds which worked really well. The marinated onions add lovely flavour. Will definitely make again.

  • Middle Eastern spiced quinoa

    • Astrid5555 on March 18, 2017

      Very nice salad with a crunch from the pistachio nuts and sweetness from the dried apricots. Recipe says for 2 as a main course, but enough for 4 as part of several mezze dishes.

  • Asparagus, prosciutto & egg

    • Astrid5555 on June 10, 2017

      This is the most delicious salad I have had in quite some time. I skipped making the Parmesan crisps to top the salad with but rather shaved some Parmesan on top, which was also nice. The grated eggs with the crisp, salty Prosciutto in combination with the wilted Little gem lettuce is such a great flavor and texture combination. Wow!

  • Marinated red onions

    • Astrid5555 on September 13, 2016

      Basically a versatile quick pickle. These give every salad some nice acidity without being too overpowering.

  • Middle Eastern dressing

    • Hannaha100 on July 10, 2019

      This was great with a charred cauliflower and lentil salad.

  • Beetroot, labneh & dukkah

    • e_ballad on January 20, 2020

      An excellent salad, though I did use rocket instead of watercress due to local availability.

  • Keen-bean quinoa

    • e_ballad on October 24, 2016

      This was great - hubby isn't a huge fan of broad beans, so used some blanched asparagus instead. Also preferred the texture of blanched sugar snap peas, so made a slight variation to the recipe. Even better the following day.

  • Spinach, chickpea & almond

    • e_ballad on September 14, 2016

      This was ok, but not outstanding. The marinated red onions added some tang, but it just needed something 'more' from a flavour profile.

    • embk27 on November 11, 2018

      Was an OK salad - I added a little more olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Needs a lot of seasoning. Think I’d leave the almonds out next time as gave a funny taste and over-powered it.

  • BKT

    • embk27 on November 10, 2018

      This was a big hit. It’s a really substantial salad - I used pancetta instead of bacon and added more avocado. The dressing is delicious.

  • Squashed chilli, hummus & feta

    • boopity on June 15, 2019

      Absolutely scrummy. Made it with some grains to bulk it out and had it on a large bed of greens. Probably could have used slightly less water in the feta dressing.

  • Vegetable freekeh with date yoghurt

    • boopity on June 15, 2019

      Really delicious- doubled it and added a fried egg and some grains for a main course dinner for 2. My SO found it a bit too sweet-- next time may add a squeeze of lemon .

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  • ISBN 10 1840917180
  • ISBN 13 9781840917185
  • Published Jun 02 2016
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Conran

Publishers Text

Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy.

Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple.

Recipes include:
Pink Quinoa Salad
Polish Herring Salad
Ham Hock and Lentil Salad
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles
Courgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta Salata
Bacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet Potato
Black Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry Dressing
Asparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange
Leon Original Superfood
Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill

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