Spending Father’s Day at home and cooking up a feast? Here are some fantastic sides and salads for Father’s Day that will no doubt be enjoyed by the whole family!
Over 40 countries around the world celebrate Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday of June with the United States taking charge and declaring this a National Holiday in 1972.
The rest of the world, including us in Australia don’t celebrate Father’s Day until September, which calls for Springtime feasting.
The origin of Father’s Day in the United States has a dual past. Two stories that are not intertwined but continuously shared as to how Father’s Day came to be.
The first story originated in Fairmont, West Virginia on July 5, 1908. There was a deadly mine explosion that killed 361 men and a lady by the name of Grace Golden Clayton impressed upon the minister of the local church to hold services to mourn the fathers.
This was noted as the first real celebration of fathers and set the notion in place.
The second story is perhaps the one that most believe to be true. In 1910, a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honouring her father, William Smart, after she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in a church in Washington State.
Her father was left a widower when his wife died while giving birth to their 6th child. He was left to look after and raise all 6 children on his own in a small farm and she wanted to show her appreciation at what a wonderful father he was.
She wanted to pay homage to him on his birthday which was on June 5th but for whatever reason it may have been, the celebration was deferred to the 3rd Sunday of June.
It wasn’t however until 1972 that it was declared a National Holiday under the Nixon administration.
Father’s Day has certainly evolved over the years despite taking a back seat to Mother’s Day. Nowadays, it is given the same amount of commercial hype, which sees restaurants packed, gifts flowing and plenty of homemade meals.
For our Northern Hemisphere friends, enjoy the balmy summers and get those barbeques going. To help complete the meal, here are some delectable salads for Father’s Day that make for great sides!
Hearty and wholesome. Two words not normally used to describe a salad.
This Purple Cauliflower Salad is exactly that due to its creaminess, roasted undertones and nutty flavours.
Jalapeno chilli peppers are the perfect way to spice up your life!
It certainly did so with this Spicy Green Salad as it elevated it to the next level. Too hot? Let the avocado fan cool you down!
Super fresh Asian inspired salad packed with crunch and spicy tang.
Our Wombok, Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw is a crowd pleaser especially when dialled up with a sharp coriander and lime dressing.
A delicious texture, our Freekeh Grain Salad is mixed with a whole lot of seeds, roasted beetroot, and fresh herbs.
Add some preserved lemons to inject an intense salty lemony flavour. A hearty meal for any time of the week.
Fresh Thai herbs and aromatics balanced with roast duck, pomelo and cucumber to create a zesty salad with punchy umami flavours.
A no cook salad that only requires cutting and tearing, our Thai Pomelo Salad is deliciously robust.
Fresh and vibrant Tangelo Salad perfect for outdoor entertaining and weekday packed lunches.
We love how the juicy sweet tangelo, crunchy radishes and creamy pine nuts complement the earthy sweet roasted beetroots perfectly.
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.
Who doesn’t love a good seafood salad? This Asian inspired Baby Cuttlefish Salad is paired with the crunch of the green papaya, pungent fish sauce and tamed by aromatic palm sugar.
Who would have thought a knobby, ugly root vegetable, sweet tropical fruits and a nasal clearing infused dressing could be so good?
This Guava Salad is no simple flavour combination and you’ll be surprised how fantastic it tastes!
An incredibly flavourful Asian salad with traditional Chinese and Vietnamese ingredients.
This Five-Spice Tofu Salad with Vietnamese Ham is positively lip smacking and moreish!
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.
Add a touch of gourmet to an otherwise easy recipe. Your guests will be so impressed with the delectable truffle tones in this Quail Egg Salad.
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