Let me introduce you to my favourite low FODMAP salad recipes!
Summer and salads go hand in hand, so I’m always grateful for the fact that it’s fairly easy to make low FODMAP salads. I’d like to share some of my favourite ones with you now. They’re all easy to make, but pack a real punch in terms of flavour.
As with any salad, you can make these low FODMAP salads as side dishes to accompany a low FODMAP barbecue or simply increase the quantity to make them into a more substantial main meal.
So, let’s crack on and see what low FODMAP salads are out there!
My Favourite Vegan and Vegetarian Low FODMAP Salad Recipes:
One of my favourite low FODMAP salads is the Tomato Salad with Cucumbers from Fun Without FODMAPs. I’m not going to lie, it’s quite basic, but as a result of that, it’s wonderful because it celebrates the simple flavours of produce that’s perfectly in season. After all, summer is exactly when tomatoes and cucumbers are at their best, so why not combine the two into a perfect little salad?
Another vegan salad I’m a huge fan of is the Asian Inspired Quinoa Salad from Monash. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always got quinoa languishing in the kitchen cupboards that I never seem to do much with, so this is a perfect recipe to use it in! Both the colours and flavours of this low FODMAP salad are bright and fresh. (The recipe asks for fish sauce, but just use soy sauce to keep it vegan.)
Okay, you’re going to have to trust me on this one. It’s a Low FODMAP Strawberry Salad from Rachel Pauls and it’s incredible! It combines spinach, pecans and strawberries and coats them in a zingy low FODMAP poppy seed dressing. I know in Britain we generally don’t put fruit in our salads, but this really works! Please try it and let me know what you think.
My Favourite Fish and Seafood Low FODMAP Salad Recipes
I love fish in salads and I also love potato salad, so in my book you can’t go wrong with FODMAP Everyday’s Low FODMAP Salmon Potato Salad with Green Beans. Essentially, it’s a clever low FODMAP take on a classic French Tuna Salade Nicoise, but it uses salmon instead. I think it’s absolutely divine!
A seafood recipe I’m particularly fond of is Fody’s Chipotle Shrimp Salad with Low FODMAP Dressing. Yes, it uses their ready-made chipotle BBQ sauce, but it’s worth it because it’s a genuinely delicious sauce and it makes my life easier because I don’t have time to make a batch of it myself. (I’m not getting paid by Fody to write this, by the way.) Plus, at the rate my kids go through it I’d be making vats of it on a weekly basis! Give this recipe a whirl yourself and see what you think.
My Favourite Meat Low FODMAP Salad Recipes:
One of the best low FODMAP chicken salad recipes I’ve ever tried is the Low FODMAP Chinese Chicken Salad from Fun Without FODMAPs. It’s a substantial main dish that’s made with grilled chicken, lots of colourful salad veg and is served with a cracking sesame and ginger dressing. If you’re a fan of Asian flavours, give this a go!
I love a good lean steak, so this Steak & Millet Low FODMAP Grain Bowl salad from Fody was always going to appeal to me. I like it because you can play around with the quantities to get the right balance for your own needs. Want more salad leaves? Add them. Want more steak per portion? Go for it! Fody use their own low FODMAP salad dressing in their recipe, but I’ve made this salad before using my own homemade low FODMAP salad dressings and it’s been just as nice. My husband can’t get enough of this low FODMAP steak salad!
Another big low FODMAP meaty salad favourite in my household is the low FODMAP Frisée Salad with Poached Egg, Bacon & Sourdough Croutons from FODMAP Everyday. We often make this on a Sunday morning during summertime because it’s the perfect combination of a tasty fry-up and a fresh salad. Bonus points must be given to it for not leaving us feeling as bloated as a greasy fry-up usually would too!
My Favourite Low FODMAP Fruit Salad Recipe:
Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s easy to overdo the FODMAPs and, as a result, we need to ‘reset’ our gut by sticking to a FODMAP-free diet for a few days while things calm down again. However, that doesn’t mean we need to miss out on good, nutritious, tasty food. This No FODMAP Fruit Salad from FODMAP Everyday is a particularly tasty one for times like these. I often like to add fresh mint leaves too because it increases the fresh taste of the salad.
So, that’s my round-up of my favourite low FODMAP salad recipes. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you make any of these salads, so please get in touch! I’ll also be sharing some of my go-to homemade salad dressings on my social media pages this month, so keep your eyes peeled! I hope you enjoy your summer, folks!