We love salads, come rain or shine! Toss in your favorites and conjure up a perfect mid-meal entrée. And if you are wondering salads are not just for the healthy eaters, they are also for those who love a burst of flavors. These are fireworks on a plate, not to be missed!Watermelon, Olive and Feta SaladRecipe by Vicky Ratnani
Quick Tip: Three things to keep in mind to get the right crunchiness - 1) Wash your greens with cold water. Using hot or warm water may make then lose the crunchiness. 2) Never overdress, over dressing causes the salad to become soggy. The salad should be dressed just before serving. 3) Serve on a chilled plate to maintain the crunch till the very end.
Turn them into a wholesome meal or partner them up as a side, here are our 10 best salad recipes that we think are a must try.
Recipe by Ritu Dalmia
Panzenella is a Tuscan bread salad, ideal for the summer months. It does not follow a particular recipe but the two ingredients that do not change are tomatoes and bread. This salad is great with a chilled glass of Prosecco and lots of sunshine!
The perfect summer salad of melon, olives and feta cheese with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Carrot Salad with Black Grape DressingRecipe by Preah Narang
Why buy salad dressings that are full of preservatives, when you can easily make them at home! A quick carrot salad with a freshly made black grape dressing.
BBQ Potato SaladRecipe by Vicky Ratnani
The good old potato salad with a twist! This one has some cola flavored BBQ sauce as a dressing ingredient. Yes, you're right! A splash of your favorite soft drink is the highlight of the dressing sauce.
Thai Soyabean In Cabbage CupsRecipe by Divya Burman
If your watching your weight, this low fat salad recipe is your perfect companion! A mash up of soy granules and oriental flavours, served in cabbage cups.
Chilled Indian Udon Noodle SaladRecipe by Vicky Ratnani
Cool yourself down with this chilled noodle salad. Give it a desi
twist by throwing in curry leaves, cashew nuts, mustard seeds, coriander and turmeric.
Asian Sesame ChickenRecipe by Ritu Dalmia
Make yourself a simple, speedy and satisfying meal by creating a salad of chicken strips, greens, almonds, sesame seeds and asparagus. Dress it up with some soya sauce, vinegar and chilly oil.
Cucumber, Black Olive and Mint SaladRecipe by Vicky Ratnani
A chunky salad of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppery mint leaves drizzled with a black olive sauce
Caprese Salad with Pesto SauceRecipe by Joey Matthew
A terribly easy, Italian salad recipe. Juicy tomatoes and thick chunks of mozzarella cheese topped with some pesto sauce.
Egg ChaatRecipe by Aditya Bal
Flavors of tomato, tamarind and lemon spread on boiled eggs to make a zingy egg chaat!