Salad Recipes- Making a salad can be tricky because more than often it turns out to be bland and well, just leafy. Which is why the right kind of salad recipes can take you a long way. Salad recipes that aren't just for healthy eaters, but also for those who love a burst of flavour. These are fireworks on a plate, not to be missed!
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 11 best salad recipes that we think are a must try.
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!
A melange of veggies tossed in lime juice and delicious seasoning, topped with chopped bread.
The perfect summer salad of melon, olives and feta cheese with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Use this summer special fruit to its best!
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.
This is as delicious as it is healthy! A perfect winter veggie salad.
The good old potato salad with a twist! This one has a 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.
A potato salad with a splash of cola flavour.
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.
Thai soya bean salad with bean sprouts, chillies, the crunchiness of vegetables and the zing of lemon juice.
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.
A chilled salad of udon noodles with an Indian twist
A healthy soul's delight! 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.
This Asian salad is the perfect binge for a combination of taste and nutrition.
A chunky salad of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppery mint leaves drizzled with a black olive sauce.
Cucumber, black olive and mint salad
A terribly easy, Italian salad recipe. Juicy tomatoes and thick chunks of mozzarella cheese topped with some pesto sauce.
Topped with the freshness of basil, this salad is a perfect accompaniment at a dinner table.
This classic Caesar salad is not just easy to make but the perfect mix of cream and crunch.
Classic Caesar salad
Beans, cherry tomato, garlic, peanuts and raw papaya mixed well with som tam dressing and served fresh. Minimal time and ingredients tossed into one delicious salad to relish during the day.
A healthy and delicious salad recipe that you can prepare at home in literally no time and with just a few ingredients.