Salads are composed of natural ingredients and they make a nutrient-rich meal. The greens alone have iron, potassium, calcium and B vitamins. Many salad basics include tomatoes, sweet peppers and the greens which are rich in antioxidants.
You can’t go wrong with a salad in your daily diet. Tired of the usual salads? Here are some unique salad recipe’s curated just for you.
Black-Eyed Pea Salad:
It’s a very simple recipe.
• 1-2 tomatoes, diced.
• 1/2 red onion (diced into smaller cubes).
• 1/2 red bell pepper (diced).
• 1 Tablespoon green onion (chopped).
• 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar.
• 1/4 cup good olive oil.
• 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
• 2 cans black-eyed peas (drained and then rinsed).
Mix the black-eyed peas and all of the vegetables in a spacious bowl. Get a smaller bowl then add the vinegar, oil, sugar, and some pepper, blend and taste. Now, pour your vinegar and oil mixture over the salad. For best results, let the salad sit for a little while to soak up the flavours before serving. However, it’s pretty great to eat right away, too.
If you love the creamy flavour of avocado, then this salad recipe is just for you. It’s pretty simple to put together. Get sweet onion, peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro spice things up along with a dash of lime juice. Chop all the ingredients and add into a bowl ensuring the avocado is the last. Then pour in the lime juice and then mix to let the flavour sink in. This is definitely one salad you would love to have days in a row!
Puzzle Fruit Salad:
If you have kids that get you pretty frustrated when it’s time for fruits and veggies, this could be a solution. This Puzzle Fruit Salad brings out the creativity in you, looks appealing to the kid, giving a bursting fruit flavour and fun all in one! For a tastier bowl, you can sprinkle honey or any healthy dressing at the bottom or across the cube. This would also look elegant on a formal dinner table.
Your favourite cucumber fruit can become a plate of salad meal for you and your family. There are a lot of ways to make cucumber salad which are great, but this one is super creative. Let’s tinker our sense of creativity.
Cut your cucumbers like short pipes. Stuff them with veggies or salad stuffing. That way, you get that cool, mixed-flavoured crunch from the cucumbers.
Watermelon, Mint & Greek Salad:
This refreshing burst of fruit flavour- Imagine watermelon, mint and a dash of Greek yoghurt in all its creaminess! Surprised at the addition of the olives right? Here’s what you get when you combine these together – a cooling blend of mint with a distinctive, creamy twist. It’s better tasted than told.
A Word of Caution on salad dressings:
Salad dressings are often high in calories and fat. However, they can have some benefits too. Your body needs some measure of dietary fat to properly absorb vitamins A, E and K, so vegetable oil helps you get the most nutrients from your salad. One tablespoon of vegetable oil has about 14 grams of fat with little saturated fat and no cholesterol. Bottom line is to watch the serving size.
What salad recipe have you created or enjoyed before? Please share with us in the comment section.