This may sound a bit strange but I think the nicest salads are those made with what you have left over in the fridge and having a quick mooch round your cupboards. I always have some sort of small pasta, like orzo or zita, or maybe you’re the adventurous type, you might have some quinoa, lentils or cous cous lurking in a dark corner. A meat of some sort – a bit of leftover Sunday roast, a piece of cooked chicken or a few rashers of bacon cooked till crispy, then cooled and diced. Some salad leaves; I always prefer a nice bit of crispy iceberg lettuce or little gem lettuce rather than some fancy soft lettuce, but I always like to add a bit of watercress for a peppery bite. I’m a bit of a blue cheese fiend, so I always have a bit 'ageing' at the back of the fridge; so crumble that into the salad. Couple of soft boiled eggs, peeled and cut into quarters. Some thinly sliced red or white onion and some tomatoes if you have some. To make a dressing, I just use a decent balsamic vinegar and a good olive oil, about three parts oil to one part vinegar. Have everything in a large bowl, add the dressing, give a good mix and serve in bowls with some warm bread.