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Leon Happy Salads

Written by by Jane Baxter & John Vincent, Conran Octopus 2015, Photography by Tamin Jones. Posted in COOKBOOKS.

Leon Happy Salad Cookbook

Leon was created on the matching principles that food can taste good and do you good. In this the latest addition to the Leon series of cookbooks, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, exciting, delicious salads that are healthy and happy.

Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, the book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions, as well as tasty, valuable tips throughout the book. There is a section on crunchy additions, such as croutons and parmesan crisps, and a selection of go-to dressing recipes. Whether you’re looking for an exceptional salad to serve your friends or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen essential.

Recipes include:
Classics: Waldorf, Lyonnaise and Caesar Salads
Pink Quinoa Salad
Ham Hock and Lentil Salad
Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles
Asparagus, Potato and Crab Salad
Leon Original Superfood Salad
Hot-smoked Salmon, Beet, Horseradish & Dill Salad
Red Cabbage with Bacon & Goats’ Cheese Salad
Paella Deli Salad
Spinach, Chickpea & Almond Salad
VEGAN: V   About the Authors
 Jane Baxter is the co-author of Leon Fast Vegetarian with Henry Dimleby and has a weekly column in the Guardian’s Cooksupplement. She also co-authored The Riverford Farm Cook Book, which won best   First Book at the Guild of Food Writers’ Awards. Jane worked at the Carved Angel in Dartmouth and the River Café London before becoming Head Chef at the Field Kitchen, the restaurant for Riverford Organic Vegetables. She now spends her time catering, consulting on food matters and hosting food events in unusual locations.

John Vincent, Leon’s Co-founder, wrote the bestselling Leon Naturally Fast Food with Henry Dimbleby and Leon Family & Friends with Kay Plunkett-Hogge. John co-wrote the Government’s School Food Plan, with Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby, which resulted in practical cooking and nutrition being put on the curriculum for the first time, and free school lunches for all infant children. John likes food, and Jane.

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