These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Ian Haines, Market Coordinator. Ian Cooks on the Radio! This year marks the 32nd anniversary of Ian moving to Albany. Co-founder and original owner of "Kookas" the award winning and iconic Albany Restaurant, he has always been a strong advocate of sourcing, using and promoting local product.

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All ingredients can be bought in the market, but because of seasonality may not always be available


Panzanella ~ a Tuscan style tomato& Bread Salad

Nothing speaks more of summer than this delightful Salad that showcases ripe tomatoes like no other. Easy to put together with just a few simple ingredients it is sophisticated enough for any dinner table or equally at home on a picnic or BBQ

A Winter Salad

Freshly grated raw vegetables and fruit combine to make this a tasty crunchy addition to any meal and a lighter choice than Mayonnaise in a coleslaw Can be on the table in 5 minutes!

Watermelon Summer Salad

Capture all the flavours of summer in this easy to make salad that uses summer salad vegetables and provides a texture and surprising punch finish with the rocket, fresh chilli and garlic complimenting the sweet watermelon.

Watercress, Feta & Tomato Salad

This really simple Salad is packed with flavour, needs very little preparation, just 30 minutes or so oven time! Ideal for the family or a special occasion, it looks fabulous on the table in a lovely Mediterranean style salad bowl!


This easy to make salad using vegetables and rocket is enhanced by its honey and herb dressing and is a definite family favourite ~ and they get their 5 a day!

Sweet Potato & Broccoli Salad

This easy, versatile salad relies on its tasty dressing to bring out the flavours and can be served as a warm salad or a cold salad ~ and it looks impressive!. Ideal to take to that BBQ, just put the dressing on at the last minute before serving.

Mushroom, Avocado Salad

A light, easy and healthy salad, perfect for summer.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

So many lovely summer greens available that marry beautifully with strawberries, you can use English Spinach, Beetroot leaves, Snow Pea Sprouts, Baby Red Chard or any mixture of greens in this Salad.

Fattoush Salad

Bring exotic Middle Eastern flavours into this crisp salad, easily made from the fantastic salad vegetables and greens now available, plus, it can be prepared quickly beforehand and put together in a second when serving time comes!


A great salad that goes well with any dish, hot or cold and leftovers are fine the next day! This salad can be served warm or cold.

Warm & Spiced Carrot Salad

Carrots served as a warm spicy salad side dish that can be ready in less than 20 minutes. It does not have to be served warm, but can also be made ahead and served cold.

Roasted Beetroot & Summer Fruits Salad

Perfect time of the year to make this roasted beetroot and summer fruit salad with its tangy honey dressing; it works well as part of a summer meal ~ and besides looking good taste good too ~ and there’s very little cooking!

Apple Fennel & Artichoke Salad

Best made ahead of time these unorthodox “salad” vegetables in a lime or lemon dressing really give a lift to a lamb dish, but go equally well with other meats.


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