3 delicious salads suitable for vegetarians

A light, delicious salad can be just what the doctor ordered. They’re healthy, nutritious and help you lose weight. These 3 salads tick all those boxes and are also suitable for vegetarians!

Rainbow Tomato Salad

Bursting colours and tastes, this aptly named rainbow tomato salad showcases beautiful and tasty tomatoes, mingled with their flavourful friends.

Perfect for a light lunch, it only takes 10 minutes to make and serves 6 people!


  • 1 small box tomatoes, whole, halved or quartered
  • 1 small box Angel tomatoes
  • 1 Red onion, thinly sliced, soaked in water for 5 minutes and squeezed out excess water
  • ½ Cucumber, ribboned
  • A handful of Basil leaves
  • A handful of Purple Basil leaves
  • 1 pot (125g) Cherry Bocconcini
  • 3 tbsp Black olives, pitted and halved


  • ⅓ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp Oregano, leaves only chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Serve with crusty bread


In a large bowl, place all salad ingredients.

Make the dressing: in a jar or a bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Mix well.

Toss salad with dressing and serve.

Check out the instructional video here:

Haloumi and Beetroot Salad

Haloumi is a popular meat substitute because of its high melting point. Made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, it can easily be fried or grilled. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fibre, vitamin B9, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

Put all this together and you’ve got a winning salad on your hands that’s quick and easy to make!


  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Zest Oil
  • 1 block haloumi cheese
  • 1 bag fresh beetroot
  • 150g / 5.2oz Heirloom tomatoes, halved (this is about 4 medium sized)
  • 1/4 cup vinaigrette
  • Microgreens, edible flowers and/or herbs to garnish


Heat your BBQ hotplate to a medium-high heat.

Drizzle avocado oil when ready to cook.

Sizzle whole baby beetroot until warm and coloured then set aside.

Cook the block of Haloumi whole on the hot plate in the beet juices.

Grab your serving plate and place the cheese in the middle. Then slice it into 4 pieces across the block of haloumi.

Top with the halved beetroot and tomatoes and drizzle a little more lemon avocado oil, then the vinaigrette.

Top with microgreens, herbs and edible flowers as desired.

Caprese salad

Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, and is green white and red to mimic the Italian flag. Bocconcini, meaning “little bites” in Italian, are egg sized mozzarella balls, but you can use any kind of mozzarella in this recipe.


  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and slightly crushed
  • 350g / 12oz dry large pasta spirals
  • 250g / 8.8oz tub fresh bocconcini
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 190ºC / 375ºF degrees fan bake.

In a baking dish, spread out the cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves. Season, drizzle with oil, then roast for 15-20 minutes or until the skins have blistered. Set aside.

Cook the pasta as per packet instructions, drain, and then place in to a bowl.

Add the roasted tomatoes and garlic to the pasta, then use your hands to tear the bocconcini into the mix, followed by the torn basil.

Pour over a generous drizzle of Olivado organic extra virgin olive oil then toss to combine.

Season with salt and pepper and serve warm with the balsamic drizzle.

CapreseSaladTube02 from Olivado Limited on Vimeo.

Why we love salads at Olivado

Salads are great. They’re simple, easy and quick to make, are good for your health, and the ingredients don’t cost a fortune.

As the above three recipes show, salads don’t have to be boring. A combination of ingredients can create something delicious as well as satisfying.

A salad is perfect for a quick lunch, a trip to the beach, or for anyone wanting to eat healthy.

Our range of oils can transform a salad, depending on which you use.

The sweet taste of our award-winning avocado oil enhances any meal, while the buttery taste of our olive oil is the perfect topping for a salad.

Don’t forget to check out our recipes page, where you’ll find dozens of mouth-watering plates from vegan dishes to tasty desserts, with plenty of options to choose from.

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If you would like to know more about Olivado, our recipes or our cooking oils, please don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help.

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