The Hot summer is arriving quickly creating a need for easy and light eating options. Salads come as a refreshing and healthy option to beat the heat. They are packed with nutritional benefits and gives a healthy punch to your diet.
Apart from these, salads will keep you away from several diseases, and bring the goodness of raw vegetables and fruits. Consuming it regularly provides enough fibre, protein, minerals and vitamins.
Chickpea and Sweet Potato Salad
This salad is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins and is gluten-free. Sweet potatoes help to boost the level of energy as it makes your immune system strong. It has vitamin B and C, calcium and phosphorus in it. And chickpea contains vitamin B6, copper and zinc in it.
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Recipe- To make this salad all you need to take is 1 cup of boiled chickpea, 1 cup of roasted sweet potato, some chopped veggies and then mixed all this in a bowl add some salt, chopped coriander, and olive oil.
Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad
This salad is loaded with all the goodness of fruits. Cranberry contains vitamin C, A and K in it and is rich in antioxidants. This fruit has all kinds of health-boosting benefits. Apple is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and even it is good for the immune system. Chicken is rich in iron, low in calories and it's packed with vitamin A.
Recipe- Take 1 cup of cranberry, 1 cup of diced apple, diced and dry chicken and some chopped spring onion. Mix all of them and for dressing, you need a cup of cashew, some garlic and add some water add salt as per your taste in it then grind them in a mix. After that, mix this cream into your salad and enjoy it.
Quinoa and Chickpeas Salad
This quinoa and chickpea salad are highly rich in protein. In the past couple of decades, quinoa has been quite popular as it is gluten-free and nutritious and higher in fibre and helps us to live longer. Chickpea is rich in fibre and vitamin B6, copper and zinc. Chickpea helps to control blood sugar and promotes weight control.
Recipe- Take cooked quinoa and boiled chickpea and chopped kale. Add them in a bowl; put some salt, squeeze a few drops of lemon, pumpkin seed and olive oil. Get it a nice mix and enjoy your salad.
Black bean and Sweet Corn Salad
This flavorful salad is rich in protein. Black beans are packed with protein and fibre. It is good for digestion, lowering blood pressure, and managing diabetes. It contains iron, zinc, phosphorus, sodium and calcium in it. Corn is rich in fibre, Carbs, and protein and loaded with Vitamin B6, Potassium, Niacin goodness.
Recipe- Take 1 cup of boiled black bean and sweet corn, some freshly chopped onion, tomato, coriander, bell pepper, and avocado. Mix all of them in a bowl and add some salt as per taste and for dressing add lime juice in it.
Broccoli Cranberry salad
It is the easiest and healthier salad which you can make in a few minutes. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. Even it has vitamin A, C, K and B9, selenium in it. Cranberry is high in antioxidants and contains a good amount of vitamin K.
Recipe- Take some chopped broccoli, onion, bell pepper and dry cranberry, pumpkin and sesame seed and some chopped almonds. Mix them all in a bowl and add some salt to it. For the dressing, make cashew cream that takes a handful of cashews, 2 to 3 garlic and some water, grind them perfectly and use it on your salad.