Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this is an assembly job of gorgeous ingredients – no cooking required. Serve it with lamb kebabs for an impressive summer feast

Ingredients necessary for the preparation of Epic summer salad:

  • 400g Black beans, drained
  • 2 Large handfuls baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 500g Heritage tomatoes, chopped into large chunks
  • ½ Cucumber halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and sliced on an angle
  • 1 Mango, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 Large red onion halved and finely sliced
  • 6-8 Radishes sliced
  • 2 Avocados peeled and sliced
  • 100g Feta crumbled
  • Handfull of herbs (reserved from the dressing)

For the dressing

  • large bunch mint
  • Small bunch coriander
  • Small bunch basil
  • 1 Fat green chili deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Small garlic clove
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • 2 Limes zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Two tsp honey

Preparation of  Epic summer salad:

  • Make the dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a food processor (or very finely chop them)
  • saving a few herbs leaves for the salad
  • You can make the dressing up to 24 hrs before serving.
  • Scatter the beans and spinach over a large platter.
  • Arrange the tomatoes, cucumber, mango, onion, and radishes on top and gently toss together with your hands.
  • Top the salad with the avocados, feta, and herbs, and serve the dressing on the side.