Salad comes is a mixture of vegetables and fruits. By default, they are healthy and of high nutrient value. They are improved in taste with a little seasoning.
Salads help with fat loss and muscle gain. They are so easy to make, requiring very less preparation time. We have presented six healthy salad recipes you can try at home.
6 Best Healthy Salad Recipes to Try Today!
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1. Broccoli Salad (Top choice)
Health benefits of Broccoli are well documented. It’s tasty, healthy and refreshing. To prepare broccoli salad, you need to cook broccoli. Before that, make sure you cut out the dirty tips at the stem.
Take a pound and half of the dry broccoli. Cut out the stems and cut them into quarters. Cut the top through the stem as well. Don’t bother about how it looks at the top. You need to get the stems evenly cooked. Boil the broccoli in salted water for about 5-6 minutes.
Boil them till the broccoli stems get tender. Take it out and put them in cold water. Drain the broccoli later by placing the flower side down. Set it aside and make sure they drain for at least 30 minutes.
In another bowl, throw in lots of garlic, vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper, D-john, and red chili flakes. Add olive oil and whisk the mixture. Whisk slowly at first and increase speed when it comes thicker.
Add in the prepared dressing to dried broccoli. It’s excellent to serve it right away. You can refrigerate for up to 30 minutes if you prefer it cold. Toss it relatively close to when you are going to serve. Present it in a way the flower ends round up as circle and stems go in the middle.
- 1 ½ pound of broccoli
- 2-3 cups of water
- Pinch of garlic
- Fresh lemon juice
- Red chili flakes
- Virgin olive oil
2. Cucumber Spinach Salad
It’s a Greek-inspired cucumber salad. You can use it as a snack or add it to the main salad. We will start by cutting off the cucumber into small slices. Put it in a medium-sized bowl. Take a tomato and chop it into slices.
Add some red onions (optional) and top it up with olive oil. Pour some salt and pepper for taste. With a spoon, mix it all up in the bowl. If you are okay with dairy, you can add a bit of cheese to it. Ta-da, you have a delicious and healthy salad ready.
- Slices of cucumber
- Chopped tomato
- Chopped red onions
- Virgin olive oil
- Pepper or pepper powder
3. Chicken Salad
It is not just one of the best healthy salad recipes but extremely delicious too, thanks largely to a combination of tender chicken and vegetables. Interestingly, it’s great for lunch and supper. While offering high nutritional value, it satisfies your taste buds. So, how do you do it?
Marinate the chicken with salt and pepper. Pour some ginger garlic paste and olive oil. In another bowl, add mayonnaise and yogurt. Add lime juice, olive oil, mustard sauce and mix them well. In yet another bowl, use any vegetable of your choice.
Cook the tender chicken and cut them to slices. Add all three items into one large bowl. Serve it with perfect dressing.
- Tender chicken
- Ginger garlic paste
- Olive oil
- Lime juice
- Mustard sauce
4. Mexican Salad
It contains the classic Mexican flavors. ‘M’ stands for magic and mojo. Pour two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a glass. Now, add some fresh, finely chopped coriander into the mix along with a small quantity of garlic, which is finely minced. Add two teaspoons of dried oregano.
If you can find some, add fresh lime juice. Otherwise, resort to lemon juice. For the main salad, chop up lentils, tomato and some corns for a deeper flavor. Chop them all into easily chewable sizes. It’s not a Mexican salad unless you add some kidney beans.
For fat loss, add some avocado before tossing the salad. Use the conditioning mix in another bowl for dressing the salad. Go ahead and serve freshly prepared Mexican salad.
- Chopped coriander
- 2-3 garlic
- Dried oregano
- Chopped tomato
- Lemon juice
- Kidney beans
- Virgin Olive oil
5. Marinated Soy Salad
This is one of the most delicious healthy salad recipes you will ever taste in life. Keep boiled soy chunks in a cup. Make sure it’s dried and chopped into fine pieces. Add salt, pepper powder, and cumin powder into the mix. Add a tablespoon of virgin olive oil and whisk the mixture. Mix herbs, dry mint, and curd.
You can replace curd with coconut yogurt if you want to keep it dairy-free. Keep it in the fridge and let it marinate for 30 minutes. You can’t let it marinate for more than 2 hours. Meanwhile cook beans, pumpkins, and carrots together in another pan.
Do not overcook, in order to preserve the crunchiness. Add in dry mint, salt, and pepper as well. You can add just one chopped tomato too. Put the vegetables into the bowl containing soy chunk. Your marinated soy salad is now ready.
- Soy chunks
- Pepper powder
- Cumin powder
- Virgin olive oil
- Herbs & mint
- ½ cup of Curd
- Chopped beams
- Pumpkin pieces
6. Vanilla Peanut Fruit Salad
This is a salad you can rejoice. Still, it’s as healthy as it’s tasty. Firstly, put 3 teaspoon coconut grates in a glass. Add pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon peanut butter. Let it settle for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, mix half a cup of pineapple, watermelon, oranges, pomegranates, and grapes each in another bowl. Pour your seasoning into this large bowl. Mix it and toss it up using a spoon. Serve it in smaller bowls.
- Grated coconut
- Pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
There are plenty more salad recipes to try at home. We will cover them in later posts. Do check out our smoothie recipes for weight loss.
Learn a bit about dressing for salads. They are basically sauces, you can pour all over salads.