The perfect summer salads by Karen Martini

Celebrity chef Karen Martini shows us how to whip up fresh, innovative and moreish dishes using vegetables as the star in her latest cookbook, Salads & Vegetables.

Karen Martini salads and vegetables cookbook

“In this book I have set out to celebrate the amazing diversity of nourishing and delicious dishes with vegetables as the star,” says Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer Karen Martini of her latest cookbook, Vegetables & Salads. “The recipes that made the final cut re sometimes built on the foundations of classics and sometimes employ unusual combinations, but they always tick the ‘delicious’ and ‘doable’ boxes.”

We couldn’t agree more… this gorgeous cookbook is chock full of inspired recipes that are as moreish and they are clever. And with the book’s release just in time for summer – and all the barbecues to follow! – we’re calling it our new go-to source for entertaining with taste and relaxed flair. Here’s just a sample of some of the awesome recipes you’ll discover in Vegetables & Salads by Karen Martini.

Karen Martini watermelon and prawn salad

Karen Martini salted watermelon and prawn salad

Karen Martini grilled pumpkin recipe

Karen Martini pickled grapes recipe

Karen Martini roasted pumpkin recipe

Karen Martini eggplant miso

Karen Martini eggplant miso recipe

Karen Martini taglietelle zucchini hazelnut

Karen Martini taglietelle zucchini hazelnut recipe

Salads & Vegetables by Karen Martini (Pan Macmillan Australia) is available through all good bookstores and online now, $39.99.