My oh my… it is hot in London and we love it!

Using seasonal produce is really important to us, which is one of the reasons why we change our salads throughout the year. That – and because we know you love trying new things! So, with that in mind, we’ve got three new salads to introduce you to this Summer.

All of them are full of exciting new combinations, taking inspiration and flavours from all over the world. There’s something to suit every taste and mood – plus, they’re all gluten, dairy, and nut-free, as well as being vegan – so everybody can enjoy what we have to offer!

First up, our PEKING SLAW is as tasty as it is colourful. Light, crunchy – and with a hoisin dressing, a little bit exotic – it’ll put a smile on your face for sure. Plus, its high content of beta-carotene makes it great for your liver, the veggies make it a great source of fibre, and the pretty colours make it great for your Instagram.

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Peking Slaw: sliced red and white cabbage, grated carrot, spring onion, black sesame seeds, hoisin dressing

Next, we have the GREEN LIFE – ready to satisfy your craving for greens with fun courgette spirals, shredded spring greens and juicy little garden peas. The greens are paired with the pink summer radish and pumpkin seeds adding that bit of crunch and the green lentils packed with protein will ensure you feel set up for the rest of the day. And the maple lemon tahini dressing proves that the sauce can be 100% delicious AND vegan.

And as always, it’s as good for your body as it is for your tastebuds. Amongst other things, the vitamin c and k in the courgette and spring greens keeps your immunity strong and the protein and fibre in lentils for sustained energy!

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Green Life: green lentils, spring green cabbage, courgette spirals, garden peas, sliced radishes, maple lemon tahini dressing, sumac dusted pumpkin seeds

Finally, we’ve got the SUMMER QUINOA TABOULEH, inspired by the Middle Eastern salad traditionally made with bulgur wheat, lemon, tomatoes and parsley and is a beautiful white, red and green tangy hot-weather salad. We’ve swapped bulgur for quinoa to make it gluten-free and added watermelon and cucumber, both made up over 90% water to make this dish delish, refreshing and cooling to enjoy in the HOT SUMMER HEAT.

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Summer Quinoa Tabouleh: white and red quinoa, juicy watermelon, fresh orange segments, cucumber, peppery rocket, lemon and orange vinaigrette

There you have it! Our three new additions to the Maple menu. We can’t wait for you to try them all, so make sure you come and see us sometime soon. Don’t forget, we’ve got plenty of seating in our beautiful King’s Cross store and lots of outdoor space to hang about, so bring some friends and enjoy a long, leisurely lunch! We also love to get your feedback on our dishes, so please let us know what you think.

And finally, don’t worry!! Our Mexican Standoff and Julius Caesar are still on the menu. 😊

Look forward to seeing you soon!