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17 Deceivingly Easy Salads

by The Devil Wears Salad

Shhh….. don’t let the secret out! Let’s not tell your dinner guests about these deceivingly easy salads. Apparently easy salads can’t look as spectacular as these recipes nor are they simple enough to create. Let them think it was hard work and you’re just the best entertainer!

17 Deceivingly Easy Salads

At The Devil Wears Salad, we are all for easy salads. Especially when you’re entertaining a large group of friends and you need more than one side dish or perhaps you had already put all your energy on the main dish or even your dessert.

Easy however, does not lifeless or boring. Quite the contrary. We pride ourselves on being to create salads that are deceivingly good looking. It’s all about marrying the right ingredients together and how we plate our salads.

This is about understanding colours, textures, specific ingredients, unusual produce and how to put it together so that it makes every component shine. We understand that is probably a lot to think about so we’re taking the guesswork out for you and creating these salads to make you look good!

This collection showcases the wonderful produce we’re able to work with to suit all different palates. Why not make more than just the 1 side so you can add different flavours? Maybe choose a really refreshing salad such as our ruby grapefruit Panzanella and also serve up a heartier recipe of spiced pumpkins at the same time. So much variety!

Enjoy this collection of super easy salads!


Tofu Skin Salad with Cucumber and Cauliflower

Tofu Skin Salad with Cucumber and Cauliflower

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Bold spicy Asian flavours that will definitely get your taste buds moving. Delicious texture with tofu skin, cucumber and cauliflower mixed with a chilli black vinegar dressing that is spicy, sweet and sharp all at the same time.

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

Blistered Tomato and Basil Salad with Israeli Couscous

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It’s incredible how such everyday ingredients such as tomato and basil can make for such a flavoursome salad recipe. Complement the sweet blistered tomatoes with broth infused Israeli couscous for a quick and easy side salad.

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

Roasted Spiced Pumpkin and Red Onion Salad

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Sweet Roasted Spiced Pumpkin with Red Onion Salad is moreish and deliciously comforting. Jammed packed with flavourful texture, this is a great pumpkin salad served as a vegetarian main dish or tasty partner to a winter roast dinner.

Asian Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing

Asian Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing

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Perfect vegan side salad for Asian inspired meals. Simple yet full of flavour, caramelised eggplant with tofu and asparagus is magically tied together with a luxuriously creamy miso dressing.

Gem Avocado and Watercress Salad

Gem Avocado and Watercress Salad

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Tame the peppery tousled watercress with the creaminess of the avocado and the distinct umami flavours of the ponzu salad dressing. This Gem Avocado Salad is a crazy easy salad that can be whipped up in under 20 minutes!

Summer Strawberry Salad with Baby Bocconcini And Rocket

Summer Strawberry Salad with Baby Bocconcini And Rocket

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Our Summer Strawberry Salad is perfect for outdoor barbeques and a stunner to serve at Christmas celebrations as well. The sweetness of strawberries matched with creamy bocconcini and drizzled with tangy aged balsamic vinegar is a match made in heaven.

Grilled Halloumi Salad with Yellow Nectarine

Yellow Nectarine Salad with Grilled Halloumi

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The combination of salty grilled halloumi, creamy avocado, peppery radishes alongside sweet charred corn, makes this vegetarian salad with nectarines super refreshing and so easy to prepare.

Gem Lettuce and Chicken Salad with Sriracha Aioli

Chicken and Gem Lettuce Salad with Sriracha Aioli

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No boring Chicken and Gem Lettuce Salad with spicy, tangy sriracha aioli all balanced with sweet, crunchy and wholesome vegetables. This is a healthy and delicious meal in one.

Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing

Tomato and Artichoke Salad with Mint Dressing

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Simple fresh ingredients combined together for a delicious and quick plant-based salad. Sweet tomatoes combined with marinated artichokes, piquant red sorrel leaves and a refreshing mint dressing make this salad perfect for entertaining.

Risoni Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon and Crab

Risoni Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon and Crab

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Looking for an easy yet entertaining worthy pasta salad recipe? Elevate this Risoni Salad with the saltiness of the hot smoked salmon and the delicious flavours of crab meat.

Egg Salad with Dill and Rocket

Egg Salad with Dill and Rocket

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A new twist on the classic Egg Salad with dill and rocket mingled together with tangy dill salad dressing that creates creamy magic on a plate.

Watermelon and Granny Smith Apple Salad

Watermelon and Apple Salad with Tamari Lime Dressing

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A quick vegan salad that is super vibrant salad with sweet watermelon, and apple, fresh herbs and buttery pine nuts. The savoury tamari lime dressing adds depth and amplifies the sweetness of the salad, making it deliciously perfect for summer entertaining.

Peas and Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

Peas and Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

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A quick and easy pasta salad covered with a savoury anchovy, parsley and ricotta dressing with pops of green peas and crispy prosciutto, we know you are going to love it. Great pasta with prosciutto recipe, perfect for lunches on the go and sunny outdoor picnics.

Keto Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Keto Brussels Sprouts Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Combining pungent shaved parmesan cheese with spiced almonds and seeds with a zesty olive oil dressing, this is an easy keto-friendly Brussels Sprouts Salad with loads of delicious texture.

Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad

Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad

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Easy and delightful. Who doesn’t like that? Our Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad is quick and simple to whip up. The delicious lemony, herby and silky parsley egg dressing will take the dish to another level.

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

Quick Pickled Mushroom Salad

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Lightly roasted Swiss brown mushrooms mixed with a tangy parsley vinaigrette to create a flavoursome vegan Pickled Mushroom Salad. Perfect for party platters and easy lunches.

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad

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Sweet juicy watermelon and zesty ruby grapefruit paired with warm olive oil toasted sourdough, this is our twist on the classic Panzanella salad that tastes fantastic at your next gathering.

Did you manage to find a salad or 2 of your liking? Yes, they are easy to make as they are tried and tested time and time again. No doubt your dinner guests will sing your praises at all your “hard work” in making these side recipes!


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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 7:46 am

All of these salads are gorgeous and a lovely highlight of an often boring side dish!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:25 pm

We couldn’t agree more! Side dishes don’t always have to just be plain old mash potatoes.

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Amanda Marie Boyle September 16, 2020 - 8:37 pm

Great side dishes. I especially loved the mushroom dish.

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:25 pm

One of our favourites too! The mushroom can go with so many main dishes.

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Kay September 16, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Such a lovely selection of salads, they all look so delicious! The egg with dill and rocket is the only one I have tried so far and that was perfect, can’t wait to make my way through some more. Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon is next on my list!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Thanks Kay! Glad you enjoyed the egg salad. Let us know how you go with the Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon!

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Alexandra September 16, 2020 - 11:53 am

Such a delicious collection, there really is something for everyone here! I think I will try the Brussel sprouts and shaved Parmesan first!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm

Yes definitely a good cross section of salad recipes with the premise that they are easy to make. Love a good Brussels sprouts salad!

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Kim September 16, 2020 - 10:43 am

These all look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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The Devil Wears Salad September 27, 2020 - 3:22 pm

You welcome! Hope you found some you liked!

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