Summer salads

Summer salads

Make a salad the centrepiece of any meal. We’ve got everything you need to create the perfect summer table.

John Lewis Malmo Runner, Steel

Start by layering the table with a stylish runner like this one by Malmo. Perfect for everyday use, it can be washed by machine and ironed.

John Lewis Rimini Napkins, Set of 4

These Rimini napkins, crafted in cotton for everyday use, add texture to any table.

Show off the colours in your summer salad with our John Lewis Eclipse handmade glass bowl. Its larger size is perfect for the whole family.

John Lewis Eclipse Handmade Serving Bowls, Set of 4

And for serving, we’ve matching smaller bowls that are ideal for anything from mains to puds.

John Lewis Eclipse Handmade Small Bowl, Set of 2

And for all those little extras like dips and olives, our John Lewis Eclipse handmade serving bowls work brilliantly.

For displaying and serving bread, try our John Lewis bowl, made from water hyacinth for a rustic look.

John Lewis Recycled Wine Glass, 340ml

Chic and eco-friendly, our John Lewis recycled wine glass offers the perfect way to enjoy a crisp, cold drink in the garden.

John Lewis New England Round Dish

Made of oak, our John Lewis New England round dish is simple, and lovely enough to have on display when not in use.

John Lewis Croft Collection Amberley Tapas Plate

Our John Lewis Croft Collection Amberley tapas plate is perfect for lunches or dinner in the garden, allowing people to graze on delicious summer recipes. And it comes as part of a full range if you fancy going all out.

ICTC Olivewood Serveware

Our John Lewis ICTC Olive Wood serveware looks great, and is ideal for summer dining. Olive wood can only grow in certain climates, so it’s rare as well as being durable.

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Bake your own bread

Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread with the Panasonic SD-ZB2512KXC bread maker.

Its 33 programmes include 13 different types of bread, and it has a sourdough setting. It even makes delicious jams, cakes, scones and pizza dough.

Toast to perfection
Iconic and durable, each Dualit NewGen 4-slice toaster is assembled by hand, and makes perfect toast, as well as waffles, bagels and teacakes. You can choose how many slots you want to use at any one time, saving on electricity, as well as switch between settings.

Make your own butter
We’ve everything you need to make your own butter at home: a Kilner butter churner, Kilner butter paddles and a Kilner butter dish for storing. Here’s how to do it...

Step 1: Pour 300ml whipping cream into the churner and secure the lid. Turn the handle and churn for 10 minutes until it turns into part butter, part buttermilk.

Step 2: Pour the buttermilk into a container and set aside – you can use this to make pancakes. Put the butter into a bowl of ice-cold water.

Step 3: Using the butter paddles, squeeze any remaining buttermilk out of the butte and mould it into shape. Refrigerate and consume within a week.

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Our top 5 peelers

Whether you want to prep vegetables and fruit or create elegant shavings for salads, there’s a peeler for you.

OXO Y-Shaped Peeler

Get a grip
A favourite of chefs, this rubber-handled peeler is non slip and has a stainless-steel blade that will remove the toughest of vegetable skins and also create pretty shavings for salads.

OXO Good Grips Serrated Peeler

Fruit prepper
With a sharp, serrated blade, you can use this tool on peachers, plums and tomatoes, and the skin will be cleanly removed without any bruising.

Tala Traditional Lancashire Peeler

Keep them peeled
A classic, reliable utensil, this has a wooden handle and rigid blade that easily tackles a wide range of vegetables, including potatoes, cucumbers and carrots – and it looks good too.

Joseph Joseph Straight Peeler with Scraper

Suitable for both left and right-handed cooks, this tool’s ergonomic, easy-grip handle saves time peeling vegetables, plus it has a scraper to remove any dirt.

Cutting edge
Get creative with the vegetables in your salads and stir-fries with this julienne peeler, which doubles up as a spiraliser for making courgette. Its high-quality stainless-steel blade comes with a handy protective blade guard.

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Prepare, create, enjoy

Be inspired by hints, tips and delicious recipes and
indulge in great food to make every meal memorable

Summer Garden Salad by Marcus Wareing

Summer Garden Salad by Marcus Wareing

Make the most of what’s in season with this fresh salad recipe from Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing.

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Apricot Tart

Apricot Tart

This creamy, mouth-watering tart is best when apricots are in season and deliciously ripe so you get a sweet, perfectly balanced fruity tang.

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Seafood Paella by José Pizarro

Seafood Paella by José Pizarro

"This recipe is just gorgeous, and brings together my favourite seafood into one paella." – José Pizarro

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