About the author
Louise Pickford is a British food writer living and working in Sydney. She is the author of more than a dozen cookery titles, including The Inspired Vegetarian, Tapas, The Mediterranean Collection and 30 Minute Food for Friends. She is also a regular contributor to several magazines, including Food and Travel. For Ryland Peters & Small she has also written the recipe section of A Handful of Herbs.
The key to any great salad is using good-quality, fresh ingredients but it is the dressing that can make or break the final result. With that in mind, this book features recipes for a wide variety of exciting dressings that take their inspiration from different world cuisines—from classic vinaigrettes and mayonnaises to Asian and Japanese-style dressings. Lighter choices include a Champagne Vinegar Dressing or Hazelnut and Raspberry Vinegar; spice things up with Wasabi Dressing or Mexican Lime, Cilantro, and Chipotle Dressing. Herbs add a pungent flavor punch—try Dill and Horseradish or a tangy Mediterranean-style Parsley and Green Olive option. Creamy classics are a must and homemade Ranch and Green Goddess dressings can’t be beaten! Fruity dressings add color and vibrancy to summer dining—ideas included here are Pink Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Key West Mango and Lime Dressing or Cherry Salsa. Finally, exotically spiced warmed dressings can make a simple salad the main event: choose from Onion and Moroccan Harissa Dressing or Black Bean and Ginger for a true taste of Asia.