This is already accepted by world that salads are a great source of important nutrients our body needs every day. Salads tossed with fruits and raw veggies are delicious and the high content of fiber. Being rich in fiber, salad helps in digestion and prevents constipation. It can help in keeping the cholesterol level low and is a source of antioxidants (free radicals in our blood that protects our body from possible diseases) in the blood. Salads keep your heart healthy, helps you in staying fit and young by preventing the signs of early aging, they have cancer fighting qualities as well.
Here you may get 10 easy salad recipes that are good for your health as well which are as follow.
1. Herb Sala
Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper in a bowl. Then toss in lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beans and apples until coated well. You can add more vegetables and fruits to satisfy your taste.
2. Thai Salad
Marinate chicken in fish sauce, chili paste and lime and cook. Combine cucumbers and tomatoes in mustard and white vinegar. Lastly add cooked chicken and fresh lettuce leaves if you wish.
3. Chicken Berry Salad
Mix Salad dressing (honey and mustard) with some vinegar and orange juice. Sprinkle olive oil and keep the mixture aside. Now in a bowl, mix green lettuce and grilled chicken pieces with all kinds of berries available. Pour the dressing prepared before and coat well. This salad is served chill.
4. Mix Salad
Chop onion, cucumber, cabbage and dice tomatoes and carrots. Mix them with kidney beans and pomegranate. Just before you serve add some salt, black pepper as required and a pinch of sugar to enhance the taste.
5. Spaghetti Salad
Boil 1 pound spaghetti and put it aside. Now mix 1 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese, sesame seeds 1 tbsp. garlic powder half tsp. salt and pepper according to your taste in the salad dressing and whisk well. Add cucumber and onion in the mixture and pour it over the spaghetti that was boiled earlier. Toss gently and garnish with diced tomatoes before serving.
6. Fruity jelly Kids Salad
This salad is an interesting and easy way to give your kids a portion of fruits in their diet. It is not just full of colors but tastes great too. The three easy steps to prepare the fruity jelly are:
Step 1: In a sauce pan add fruit juices of your own choice (pineapple, orange and apple) and dissolve jelly in the boiling fruit juices. Set it aside in a dish to cool.
Step 2: Now add fruity pineapple chunks, oranges, bananas and any other seasonal fruit your kids like in the well set jelly and whip it together. Put it in the refrigerator to set.
Step 3: Top it with some whipped cream and colorful marshmallows to make it more tempting and serve cold.
7. Russian Salad
Boil vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes) and mix them with fruits (Pineapple and apple). Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar according to your taste and mix well. Now add whipped cream and mayonnaise. Refrigerate before serving!
8. Oriental Salad
For oriental salad you need shredded red cabbage, finely shredded cabbage, toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. In a bowl add artificial sweetener pepper with sesame oil or olive oil and toss salad leaves, cabbage, onions and seeds. Toss well, cover with a cling and allow chilling. Mix dressing ingredients and before serving leave it aside for a few minutes to add flavors.
9. Holiday Salad
Mix chicken (cooked and diced) with pineapple chunks, peanuts, celery, onions and green pepper. Take another bowl and combine mayonnaise with lime juice and salt. Pour the chicken mixture in the bowl and mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator for some time. On a serving plate make a lettuce bed and serve the salad on it.
10. Bean Salad
This is a fiber rich salad with red beans, green beans, black beans all cooked in advance and mixed with sliced onions, green onions, green peppers, celery, vegetable oil, honey, lemon juice, oregano and parsley. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve it chill.