TRY THESE AMAZING HEALTHY SALAD OPTIONS!

Since childhood whenever i used to hear the name of salad, i always use to find ways which can help me not to eat it!

I guess not just me, there are many people who can relate to this!

Salads have always been boring and tasteless.

When i came into the field of health, i later realized that salad is not only good for health but also plays a very important role in filling up major food gaps in our routine!

For all those people out there who think that salad is boring, these recipes are for you!

Please try this out and give me your feedback in the comments section!

(1) Quinoa salad

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of tofu or paneer
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of capsicum
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice or lime juice
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper or kali mirchi
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Rock salt or Himalayan pink salt for taste

Salad

Method :

  • Take a pan,  add water, salt and quinoa. Bring it to boil, simmer it and let it heat for 20 minutes.
  • Make sure the entire water is absorbed, let it warm for 20 minutes.
  • Take a bowl, add remaining ingredients and make sure it is coated properly.
  • Add quinoa to it.
  • Drizzle it with fresh mint leaves.

(2) Watermelon and cheese salad

Ingredients :

  • 1 bowl of chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small chopped chinese onion
  • 1 cup of chopped cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of rock salt

Salad

Method :

  • Cut watermelon in small pieces  and add it in a bowl.
  • Add chinese onion, oil, black pepper and rock salt and olive oil.
  • Add chopped cottage cheese to the bowl.
  • Finally add pieces of watermelon.
  • Consume chilled.

(3) Egg, charred tomatoes, broccoli salad

Ingredients :

  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 4 pcs of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of charred tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of oregano
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil
  • Pinch of salt taste

Salad

Method :

  • Take a bowl add hard shell eggs and boil it for sometime.
  • Take a bowl of water, add broccoli and keep it for blanching.
  • Keep it for boiling for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Take diced tomatoes, make sure you dont use the seeds.
  • Take a pan, spray it with olive oil and add diced tomatoes.
  • Charr it completely and then switch off the gas.
  • Whatever oil remains you can add it.
  • In a big bowl add all the ingredients and add half boiled eggs as well.
  • Mix and have it as a cold salad if you want!

(4) Pasta salad!

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of whole wheat pasta
  • 1/2 cup of low fat home made yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of thick plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped onion’s
  • One cup of chopped bell peppers’s
  • 1 cup of chopped cabbage
  • 1 clove of garlic (pod)
  • 1/2 cup of olives
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower floret

Salad

Method :

  • Heat pasta and boil it for about 15-20 minutes till it becomes soft.
  • Make a sweet mixture of mayonnaise, yogurt and lime juice, this will be your dressing.
  • In a big bowl, add pasta and add the dressing.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables to the bowl.
  • Whisk it properly.
  • You can either have it cold or you can have it at regular temperature depending on your preferences.

(5) Spinach and Paneer salad

 Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup of boiled spinach
  • 2 soft boiled eggs
  • 1/2 cup of paneer
  • 2 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 2 mushrooms (please avoid if you are allergic to mushrooms)
  • 1 small red onion or chinese onion chopped
  • 1 tsp of sugar (This can be avoided)
  • 1 tsp of mustard sauce
  • Black pepper for taste
  • Rock salt for taste

Salad

Method :

  • You can either thaw or blanch spinach thoroughly, make sure you are washing it properly.
  • You can add grilled paneer and mushrooms depending on your taste, you can skip mushroom if you are allergic to it.
  • Take a small bowl, add white vinegar, sugar and mustard and whisk it well.
  • Then to the same bowl add salt and pepper.
  • Take another big bowl and add spinach, grilled mushrooms and paneer (you can also substitute paneer with boneless chicken if you prefer nonveg otherwise you can go with these vegetarian options).
  • You can add pepper, salt as it is desired if you want to make additional changes to the taste.

(6) Kidney beans (rajma) and chickpea (chole/kabuli chana salad)

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup of kidney beans (rajma)
  • 1 cup of chickpea (chole)
  • 1 cup of chopped red or orange carrot
  • 2-3 garlic pods
  • 2 tbsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste if you want
  • 2 tbsp of fresh coriander leaves
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of mixed herbs

Salad

Method :

  • Boil kidney beans and chickpea or pressure cook it with 3 whistles.
  • Take a small bowl, whisk olive oil, cumin powder, cinnamon powder., black pepper, mixed herbs to taste.
  • Add this mixture to the pressure cooked kidney beans or chickpea.
  • Mix it well.
  • Serve it hot or cold depending upon your preference.

Eat Healthy and stay fit.

 

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Dr. Trishala Chopra

With varied degrees, Trishala Chopra gets a complete hold in her subject! She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies and her diploma in sports nutrition. Her knowledge in the field of naturopathy,yoga, ayurveda, clinical nutrition, nutraceuticals makes her a complete package of knowledge!

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