Healthy Salad Recipes
Salad is the staple meal for many mediterranean countries,
and can go much farther than you think. The standard lettuce,
tomato and cucumber salad has certainly had its day, and now
they feature very rarely in salads.
Instead opt for exciting vegetables, cheese and fruit, and
combine hot and cold, raw and cooked, grated and sliced
ingredients to concoct the most tastebud tingling salad ever.
Check out this post about
how to create an interesting
salad from Not Just Apples for more ideas.
♥ Ultimate Feel-Good
This salad is full of superfoods that will make your body
very appreciative, and make you feel amazingly vibrant and
Place washed, fresh spinach in a salad bowl, followed by
halved mini tomatoes, chunks of red pepper, strips of mackerel,
loads of olive oil and sliced black olives. Mix these around
and eat straight away. Feel free to be inventive with this
salad and add any extras you desire, for example, cubed
goats/feta cheese or sliced nuts/seeds.
♥ Healthy Greek
Place finely sliced red onion in a bowl with chopped plum
tomatoes, diced cucumber and Greek Kalamata olives. Drizzle
with balsamic vinegar and Greek olive oil, season, then toss
well. Serve in a large salad bowl topped with chopped fresh
Don't forget to serve it with some chunks of grilled
wholegrain bread drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with
herbs. A little tzatziki or dill dip on the side wouldn't hurt
♥ Avocado Herb
Tip lamb's lettuce into a serving dish. Scatter over some
coriander leaves, mint leaves and snipped chives and gently mix
into the lettuce. Peel, stone and cube or slice an avocado and
arrange over the leaves. Whisk together lime juice and avocado
oil and season well. Drizzle over the salad. Serve straight
♥ Tuna and Bean
Place a can of cannellini beans in a bowl. Flake a jar of
tuna and add it to the beans. Add a pack of fresh basil to the
bowl, with half a diced cucumber, some halved radishes and half
a red onion. Season and mix well.
Just before serving, drizzle the salad with some balsamic
vinegar and some olive oil. Serve with crusty bread, such as
poppy seeded batard.
♥ Watermelon and Feta
Cut half a melon into large wedges and cut away the skin.
Cut the melon into 2.5cm chunks. Arrange these in a dish and
then crumble 200g feta over the top. Scatter over 50g toasted
pine nuts. Tear a bunch of basil leaves roughly and add these,
then drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with pepper (you
shouldn't need any extra salt as the feta is very salty). Serve
Healthy salad combinations are sometimes difficult to come
up with, so if you have any suggestions to make, please go to
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recipes or combinations you may have.
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