If you need inspiration for salads to accompany your main courses, look no further. All of the salads complement a wide variety of dishes, and many make ideal starters.
You could even serve a proportion of these salads as main meals as they are often quite filling.
Use plenty of colourful, fresh ingredients in your salad. Choose from a wide range of (bell) peppers, mange tout (snow peas) and baby corn cobs as they are all readily available.
If possible, use Italian staple ingredients, such as extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, for salad dressings, and sprinkle over some Italian cheeses, such as Parmesan and Pecorino, for extra taste.
All of the salads here are refreshing and full of flavour and are sure to get the taste buds tingling.