For the longest time, salads have been dubbed as plain and boring. However, with an outburst of green and raw food cafes, people are warming up to the idea of salads. Salads need not be bland all the time; they could be scrumptious fare too. Fresh, leafy greens, nuts, olive oil, eggs, chicken, salmon, your salad can contain a whole mix of healthy and yummy ingredients; you just need to look out and explore.
Also, you can reboot your breakfast routine with these healthy salads that have many nutritional benefits and are truly delicious. To ensure that you get a range of nutrients, choose a wide variety of vegetables, the more colourful, the better and opt for those ingredients that are high in fibre and will keep you feeling content. Use feta or parmesan cheese judiciously because they pack a punch. Finally, for that right flavour, add herbs.
So, before you start your nonstop gorge-fest this week, try some light salads for breakfast that are simple to toss together and delicious to eat.
1. Chilli Oil Avocado Salad
Avocados are a powerhouse of nutrients. They combine the protein of meat, fat of butter, and vitamins and minerals of green vegetables. This salad also includes cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and iceberg lettuce, in addition to the avocado
Ingredients of Chilli Oil Avocado Salad
For the dressing
How to make
1. Place the chilled vegetables in a salad bowl
2. Add the salad dressing and mix thoroughly.
3. Serve immediately.
Green Apple Salad
This Thai-inspired salad is full of nutrients. Made with a few ingredients, it's a breeze to put together. Have it for breakfast or even as a mid-day meal. The olives, spring onions, coriander leaves, and honey make it fresh, and satisfying.
Ingredients of Green Apple Salad
How to Make Green Apple Salad
1.Slice the apple in thin slices (similar to match sticks) and put them in a bowl
2. Add the olives, spring onions and coriander
3. Season with salt and pepper
4. Add olive oil and drizzle some honey
5. Mix well and garnish with spring onions.
3. Mixed Vegetable Salad
You'll only need about 20 minutes to make this nutritious and delicious salad that's packed with flavour. Cabbage, tomatoes, and carrots are among the veggies used in this salad. Toss with a delightful dressing of yoghurt, honey, salt, and pepper to accentuate the taste of the fresh vegetables.
Ingredients of Mixed Vegetable Salad
How to Make Mixed Vegetable Salad
1.Cut the tomatoes into 8 segments each lengthwise.
2.Mix the yogurt, salt, pepper, honey and vinegar and blend well together.
3.Keep both the vegetables and the dressing refrigerated separately until ready to serve.
4.When ready to serve, mix the vegetables and the dressing together.
5.This has to be done at the last minute, as the vegetables combined with the salt tend to shed their juices and thus become limp and soggy if kept too long.
4. Green Bean Salad with Egg Topping
This bean salad is incredibly tasty. Dress it up with hard-boiled egg, parsley, and crispy breadcrumbs to make it a meal. It's the ideal salad to make ahead of time, since the flavours deepen as it sits in the fridge.
Ingredients of Green Bean Salad with Egg Topping
How to Make Green Bean Salad with Egg Topping
1.Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil.
2.Add the beans and cook for 6 minutes.
3.Drain well and toss the beans in olive oil and allow it to cool.
4.Heat the butter in a large frying pan and add the breadcrumbs and fry until they turn golden.
5.Remove the pan from the heat and add the chopped parsley and then grate in the egg.
6.Place the beans in a shallow box and spoon on the breadcrumb topping.
7.The salad can be prepared in advance and then chilled until needed
You need minimal ingredients and just a few minutes to put together any of these juicy, crispy, vibrant, and tasty salads. So, what are you waiting for