Righteous voted UK Cool Brand™.

Cool Brands™ is an annual initiative to identify and pay tribute to the nation’s coolest brands. Brands are selected via an independent survey from 3,000 consumers and a panel of industry experts.We feel so priveleged that Righteous was selected to sit alongside iconic brands such as Apple, British Airways, Selfridges, Pret A Manger, Green & Black’s, and Virgin Atlantic.

This is the 14th year that Cool Brands™ has been canvassing the opinions of experts like Designer Amanda Wakeley, The British Fashion Council’s Chief Executive Caroline Rush and others; as well as 3,000 people across the UK.
The concept of ‘Cool’ is something subjective and personal. Voters are not given a definition but are asked to bear in mind: Style, Originality, Desirability, Innovation, Authenticity & Uniqueness.
We are just glad that we stayed true to what we believe the personality of Righteous is and that this has been strong enough to resonate with people around the country.

Visit the Cool Brands website

Our First Celebrity Tweet.

It always makes our day seeing Tweets and Facebook messages from fans of the brand – so you can imagine our pleasant surprise at receiving our very first Celebrity Tweet!

The beautiful Millie Mackintosh from reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, tweeted this lovely message about our Ginger & Sesame dressing ‘Obsessed with this on Everything!’ shown served with a prawn and chicken salad. Yumm!

River Cobbler, Goat Cheese and Rocket Salad.

River cobbler is a great sustainable and affordable fish, and one with really subtle flavours, which makes it the perfect accompaniment to our punchy caper and peppercorn dressing. Rocket adds another burst of peppery flavour while the goat cheese mellows the whole dish out and adds a little creaminess.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
90g bag of rocket leaves
100g soft goats cheese
2 fillets of river cobbler
Lashings of caper and peppercorn dressing


1. Pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 4/180C.
2. Place the river cobbler fillets on a lined baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, wash and dry the rocket leaves. Once the fish is cooked, assemble the leaves on two plates, crumble the goat cheese over the top followed by the river cobbler (whole or cut into chunks, up to you!) and plenty of caper and peppercorn dressing.

Cauliflower, Crispy Bacon and Blue Cheese Salad.

The humble cauliflower comes out of its shell in this salad when paired with our sharp and flavoursome blue cheese and cider dressing. You’ll get a wonderful salty hit from the crispy bacon and crunchy cashews, and a good dose of healthiness from the baby kale.


Serves 2
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
1 large handful salted cashews
4 rashers streaky bacon (smoked or unsmoked, whichever you prefer)
60g baby kale
Lashings of mild english blue cheese and cider dressing


Method (Serves 2)
1. Pre heat your oven to Gas Mark 8/230C.
2. Toss the cauliflower in olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper in a medium sized roasting dish, and roast in the top shelf of the oven for 10 minutes.
3. Add the cashews, give everything a stir to avoid sticking and roast for another 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is starting to turn a nice golden brown colour.
4. Meanwhile, fry or grill the bacon rashers until nice and crispy. Allow to cool on a paper towel (to soak up any excess fat) and then slice into crunchy 1cm strips.
5. Wash and dry the baby kale then divide between two plates, do the same with the cauliflower and cashews then scatter the bacon bits over the whole dish.
6. Finally, drizzle with plenty of blue cheese and cider dressing!

Finding Inspiration in your Local Farmer’s Market.

Farmers markets seem to be springing up on every available street corner – and thank goodness for them.


As I step in from the hustle and bustle of the high-street into one of our local food markets, it takes only a few moments perusing the artisanal offerings of small-holders and micro-producers for daily stresses and worries to fade away.


Running hands over baskets of organic, free-range, fresh and often local produce – I hold lively debates with myself as to what sensational dish I’ll “whip-up” for dinner. Picking fresh herbs, and seasonal tomatoes, I think “Maybe I’ll make the perfect Tricolore salad. But just look at those wild mushrooms! And that Parmesan! Perhaps I should do a risotto instead?”


Being a busy mother, I know it’s all too easy to fall into a routine; end up eating the same boring meals again and again. But, if you can find the time, nipping to your local farmer’s market may reinvigorate your appreciation for good food made and fresh ingredients and make tonight’s dinner a little more inspiring.

Asian-style Mackerel & Soba Noodle salad.

Soba noodles are great in salads when you are looking for something a little more filling. They also happen to be high in antioxidants and gluten free.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
100g Soba noodles (boiled & rinsed in cold water)
2 Mackerel fillets
Rocket leaves
Sesame seeds


Pan fry the mackerel fillets skin facing down. Once edges begin to brown, turn the fillets over and fry for another minute then drain on kitchen paper.
Toss the rocket leaves, soba noodles & sesame seeds together & arrange on two plates
Place warm mackerel on top and drizzle with Ginger Sesame Dressing.

Yellow Courgettes.

Middle Eastern Chef, Claudia Roden once said that ‘Eating yellow foods will result in laughter and happiness.’


Looking at this beautiful yellow bunch of courgettes I couldn’t agree more and could almost feel my spirit being lifted.

Sweet & Tasty – this is the perfect ingredient for some fantastic summer dishes:
Two of my personal favourites are: Happiness Soup by the Lovely Nigella Lawson and Courgette Carbonara by Jamie Oliver.


This is a healthy, versatile summer vegetable that is a great source of Vitamin C and Potassium.

Grilled Chicken, Feta & Raspberry Salad.

The unique yet delightful pairing of fruit and and meat makes this the perfect salad if you’re feeling adventurous. Simply delicious.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 large skinless chicken breast
25g feta cheese, cubed
15g fresh raspberries
15g pecan nuts, halved
1 small bag of baby leaf salad


Grill the chicken breast & cut into bite size pieces
Toss salad leaves with raspberries, feta, pecan nuts & chicken pieces
Dress with Righteous Raspberry & Sweet Basil Dressing

Chicken, Peanut and Chilli Salad.

The classic flavour combination of chilli and ginger meet again in this salad thanks to our ginger and toasted sesame dressing. If you’re not a spice fan, you can omit the chilli – but remember the crunchy lettuce and cool cucumber will help ease the pain!


Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 cooked chicken breasts
1 iceburg lettuce, shredded
½ a cucumber
4 spring onions
1 red chilli, deseeded
handful roasted salted peanuts
Lashings of ginger and toasted sesame dressing



1. Tear or cut your chicken breasts into rough chunks or slices, slice your red chilli, spring onions and cucumber.
2. Assemble the lettuce, cucumber, spring onions, chilli and chicken on a serving platter or in your favourite salad bowl.
3. Scatter with peanuts then drizzle with plenty of ginger and toasted sesame dressing.

All Hail the Magnificent Mozzarella di Bufala.

This photo of Mozzarella di Bufula was taken in a little side street cafe in Rome that my husband and I ducked into for a bite to eat and quick respite from the scorching summer sun.


The clean, fresh, creamy flavour of Buffalo Mozzarella is one of the best accompaniments to salad I can think of. Made from the milk of domestic water buffalo in central and south Italy – it is higher in calcium & protein, and lower in cholesterol than ordinary cow’s milk.


If you can get your hands on this cheese, sweet tomatoes, fresh basil and some good quality olive oil – then you can make yourself a lovely Tricolore salad.

Seafood Salad with Caper & Peppercorn Dressing.

A fabulous salad recipe that celebrates Mediterranean flavours of fresh seafood, sweet tomatoes & crumbly feta.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
150g Assorted Seafood Antipasti (usually found in store deli counters)
A handful of Rocket leaves
5 Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
25g Feta cheese, cubed


Drain the seafood of any oil or brine.
Toss rocket leaves with seafood, cherry tomatoes & feta cheese cubes.
Dress with Righteous Oil-Free Caper & Peppercorn dressing.

Red Chicory & Crispy Pancetta Salad.

Chicory or endive has a mild bitter flavour and juicy crunch that, when paired with Blue Cheese, is a match made in salad heaven.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 heads of Red Chicory
4 rashers of Pancetta
25g ready made croutons
A handful of hazelnuts


Fry or grill the pancetta until crisp then drain on kitchen paper. Break into 1.5-2 inch pieces.
Arrange red chicory on a plate and top with pancetta, hazel nuts cut in half, and croutons.
Drizzle generously with Righteous Blue Cheese & Cider Dressing.

Ravishing Radishes.

Pop them into your mouth for a juicy crunch with a sweet, peppery kick – and fantastic health benefits to boot!


Radishes contain two natural compounds, sulforaphane and indole-3, which in animal and lab studies have shown an anti-cancer action. It is thought that these antioxidant substances may slow or stop the growth of several different types of cancer, possibly by prompting the body to make higher levels of detoxifying enzymes. Since we generally eat radishes raw, we benefit from this nutritional benefit as these compounds are depleted by cooking. Radishes also give you a significant amount of vitamin C to boost your defences against disease.


These are perfect served with charcuterie or sliced and used with dips or sea salt.

Under the Moroccan Sun.

Food has always been an essential part of travel for me. Weaving through a local market and discovering new cuisines can tell you more about a country than staying in any tourist-filled hotel ever would.


This is a photo of ruby red pomegranates and juicy oranges sold by a street vendor in Morocco.


Pomegranate seeds are added to various dishes to add bursts of sweetness to rich meat tagines or starchy couscous. The seeds can also be pressed to make fresh pomegranate juice which is high in antioxidants and vitamin C.

Halloumi, Mango and Avocado Salad.

What could be better for our most colourful dressing than a vibrant mango and avocado salad? Make sure you get the ripest fruits you can find for this recipe to ensure maximum deliciousness! Remember, if you’d rather not fry the halloumi, you could always grill it instead for a slightly healthier alternative – but we just love it nice and crispy from the pan.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 mango, peeled, stoned and cubed
1 avocado, peeled, stoned and cubed
150g halloumi
90g bag mixed salad leaves
Lashings of raspberry and sweet basil dressing



1. Slice your halloumi into wedges of roughly 1cm, don’t worry about neatness.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan then fry the halloumi on a medium/high heat for about 1-2 minutes either side or until a beautiful golden brown colour.
3. Wash and dry your salad leaves, then assemble on a plate with the mango, avocado and halloumi (torn into smaller bites as pictured if you wish) and drizzle with plenty of raspberry and sweet basil dressing.

Grilled Chicken, Prawn and Palm Heart Salad.

This quick, protein-filled salad takes only two minutes to prepare, making it the perfect lunch on the run!


Ingredients (Serves 2)
60g grilled chicken pieces
60g cooked and peeled prawns
200g of Palm Hearts cut into rounds
A large bag of baby leaf salad


In a large bowl, combine all dry salad ingredients
Drizzle over with Righteous Lemon & Mustard Seed dressing and serve

Garden Salad with Baked Goats Cheese.

One of our all-time favourite salads. Warm, comforting and an absolute breeze to make!


Ingredients (Serves 2)
8-10 Asparagus spears
100g Fresh peas
100g goat cheese log (cut into 1cm thick slices)
2 large handfuls of watercress


Pre-heat the grill to its highest setting.
Boil the asparagus tips for 3-4 minutes then refresh in cold water (run under a tap or keep in a bowl of water with ice)
Place the slices of goat cheese onto a baking sheet and grill under a moderate heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese has begun to melt and brown
Arrange watercress, peas & asparagus on two plates. Place warm goats cheese on top & dress with Righteous Oil-free Caper & Peppercorn Dressing.

Salmon and Cucumber Quinoa Salad.

What better accompaniment to our lemon and mustard seed dressing than perfectly cooked and flaked salmon, refreshing cucumber and super healthy quinoa? This salad is wonderful served warm, but just as special eaten from a tupperware box at your desk the following day – just make sure you bring some extra dressing along to bring it back to life.


Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 cooked salmon fillets
120g quinoa
1 cucumber
50g feta
2 tbsp good olive oil
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp honey
juice ½ lemon
Lashings of lemon & mustard seed dressing


1. Rinse the quinoa and cook according to pack instructions (usually 15 minutes or so). Meanwhile, peel and chop the cucumber into small chunks.
2. Once the quinoa is cooked, drain and mix in a large bowl with the oil, garlic, honey and lemon juice.
3. Add the cucumber to the bowl, give it a stir and then tip out onto a serving plate.
4. Crumble over the feta, followed by chunks of the salmon.
5. Drizzle over a good helping of Righteous Lemon & Mustard Seed Dressing.

NEW 50ml Portion Pots.

We’ve listened to your requests and are proud to introduce a product especially designed for independent food shops.


We are excited to announce that our dressings now come in handy portion pots!


Righteous 50ml pots come in shelf-ready displays that fit perfectly on small shelves side-by-side with salad bags. The handy packaging format can also fit snugly in lunch-to-go salad boxes or in an assorted display on salad bars.


Recommended retail price £0.75p.

Our long awaited Single Serve Pots are finally in Production.

Our long awaited portion pots are finally in production & will soon be ready to ship to farm shops and convenience stores near you!


We’re so excited seeing our single serve dressings in production because it’s the first of its kind in that you’ll find in the ambient salad dressing aisle!


We worked hard to develop this product on request from small farm shop owners. They come in shelf ready displays that fit perfectly on small store shelves and can be sold side by side with fresh salads. The great thing is they’ve got a 12 month shelf life (with no preservatives of course!) and retail for only 69p!


Ideal for farm shops, garden centers, delis and convenience stores. They can be ordered via Cotswold Fayre or Tree of Life UK


If you are interested in distributing this product, email info@loverighteous.com

Righteous supports Action Against Hunger.

Righteous is supporting Action Against Hunger for the second consecutive year – especially as the cause we support this year is very close to our hearts.


Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to hit land, has struck the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands of families homeless and without food or safe drinking water. Action Against Hunger’s teams are on the ground and have been mobilised, an emergency response team has also been deployed to conduct a rapid assessment and mount additional emergency programmes.


We are a small start up food business, but with the help of friends of the brand, we have managed to make donations towards providing families with emergency kits to help with their needs.


We thank everyone for their kind support.

Our First TV Ad.

Things have been going amazingly well for our little food business. We’ve been so grateful for such positive responses from people who have tried our products and loved them, that this has taken Righteous from strength to strength.


Now that our salad dressings are on supermarket shelves competing against the big brands, we see that the real work had begun.


Our challenge now is to find a way to tell more people about Righteous & our fantastic line of salad dressings, and we thought that the best way to do this is through a TV ad. But as you know, TV advertising can be quite expensive. So while we have some funds, we know this will be far smaller than any advertising budget of our big multinational competitors. We knew that whatever campaign we create really needs to leave its mark (because we will not be able to air it very often or for very long).


We needed our ad to:
– be memorable: for it to catch peoples’ attention & spark interest.
– show Righteous to be not just another health food brand.
– shows that salads can actually be exciting and enticing with the right accompaniment.


Through the passion – and the hard work of a group of friends that helped us put the ad together – we truly believe that we’ve come up with something that we can be proud of. It’s fun and sexy and we hope it will whet your appetite for salads and for Righteous!