Tuna and Bean Salad (4)

Many Mediterranean countries have a version of this salad which is ideal for the hot summer months. This version, known as Tonno e Fagioli, is from Sardinia . I found it in ” Gino’s Italian Escapes” by Gino D’Acampo. Serve with crusty bread.

Tomatoes with Peaches, Grapes and Feta (4)

My local chef and food writer Claire Thomson published her latest book ” Tomato” last month and as always I have found so many recipes I want make . The chapter on salads has many good ideas for the unprecedented hot weather we are currently experiencing and this simple and refreshing salad is the first recipe I tried.

Gubbrora (4)

This translates as ” old man mix” and there are many different versions but the key components are eggs, anchovies and potatoes in a creamy sauce. This version is from ” The Little Swedish Kitchen” by Rachel Khoo. It’s also good served on toast as a snack, without the salad leaves.