Guacamole

It doesn’t get much better than warm tortilla chips and freshly mashed guacamole. Once you’ve made it yourself you’ll never go back to the store-bought version, and as well as losing all the additives, stabilizers and extra sodium found in ready-made guac, you’ll get to pick exactly how yours tastes; and I guarantee it will be better.

Pickled Carrot, Cucumber and Radish Salad

This crunchy and colourful Asian pickled salad is a zingy side dish that goes well with chicken, fish, and pork, and would even work well as a lunch on its own. I like to serve this one with chargrilled chicken or beef satay, where it refreshingly cuts through the rich and creamy peanut satay sauce.