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8 unusual salad ideas for a picnic

by Franck Jehanne


Everyone loves a great picnic and sometimes an impromptu gathering in the park with close friends and your favourite picnic blanket are the most fun night out, but a bit of planning and cooking can add a lot to the experience.  Here are 8 delicious salads we have tried for you and that we absolutely love!


Green olive, walnut, and pomegranate salad

We discovered Alexandra’s recipes thanks to her green olive, walnut and pomegranate salad.  It was so different. We had to try it!  Her site is full of great suggestions for picnic and more. 

The recipe we tried can be found here:


Marinated chickpeas

Jessica’s marinated chickpeas were another great discovery.  These marinated chickpeas are a little spicy, a little sweet, and served with some pita bread, they are to die for!

Recipe link:


Avocado, lentil, pomegranate, spinach, and mandarin salad

An unusual list of combined ingredients for a delicious summery and fresh taste:  Avocado, lentil, pomegranate, spinach and mandarin salad. Just loved it!


Lebanese lentil salad with garlic and herbs

Flavours! Flavours! Flavours! It is all about flavours with this fantastic Lebanese lentil salad with garlic and herbs. 

Kalyn’s blog is for the carb conscious foodies, but it is really all about the taste!

Link to recipe:


Chilli mango zesty quinoa salad

We absolutely love mango with chilli, but adding quinoa and tomatoes just made the trick to go from fantastic to heaven!

This great simple recipe can be found at:


Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Lime and Cilantro

OK. Broccoli and cauliflowers are often not in the top most favourite veg list, but this one is definitely worth a try!


Brown rice salad with spice-roasted carrots, feta, and pine nuts.

Slightly more filling than the options above with the brown rice, this salad is full of taste. The feta and the pine nuts are just an amazing combination!


Mushroom salad with lentils and caramelised onions

This salad is all about textures and flavours!

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Franck Jehanne is the co-founder of British lifestyle brand, Heating & Plumbing London. After 10 years working for Cartier and other luxury brands from the Richemont group, he started his entrepreneurial journey in 2011, leading to the creation of the brand in 2017.

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