It's a common notion that salads are usually meant for summers. However, there's no hard and fast rule when it comes to eating salads. You can make it a year-round dish. Use whatever greens you have at hand, and then toss the other ingredients together with salt and pepper for taste. Finally, pour some dressing over it and toss it well. And there you have it — a bowl of nutritious and comforting salad in a jiffy. Light and simple, but substantial enough as a full meal, there's something for everyone when it comes to salads. Not convinced? Check out these 5 easy and quick recipes.
1. Tossed Salad
As the name suggests, just throw everything together, toss it and eat. Making this salad is a breeze. It has the goodness of tomatoes, crisp lettuce leaves, carrots, cucumber, olive oil, and honey. Though it's very easy in terms of assembly, it's high on the flavour profile.
This could be the perfect option for a light meal. This flavourful combination of eggs, tomato, pepper, salt, garlic and onion is nothing less than gorgeous. Better still, it's easy and quick. Add the boiled eggs, throw in a handful of the other ingredients and you're done.
A Russian salad is a melange of flavours and textures. This salad has juicy chunks of fruits tossed with refreshing cucumber, cabbage and spices. A dollop of yogurt gives it a creamy texture, making it the perfect salad to pair with your meals or have it as a light meal on its own.
This one is for those looking at strengthening their immunity. It's gluten-free and is packed with superfoods such as chickpeas, kale, and blueberries. This salad is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and antioxidants. What's more, it's delicious!
The vibrant colours and ingredients of this salad make it a go-to dish in any season. It marries the flavours of cherry tomatoes, corn, red onions, olives and fresh lettuce. For the dressing, use a lemony vinaigrette made with canola oil. In place of lettuce, if you want, you can lend your own touch by introducing any other leaf of your choice. Each leaf has its own unique flavour, and can give you a cut-above bowl of salad.
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A good and nutritious bowl of salad is all about each bite being unique — a balance of various flavours brought together by the dressing. So, which of these salads whets your appetite?