Salads do not have to be bland, and they definitely have more potential than just dressing up piles of lettuce. There are plenty of ways to approach a salad and for some pizzazz, you can add just about anything (even lobster). These 10 healthy salads recipes will alter your thinking about salads. When these salads are on the menu particularly on the occasion of the Eid, you will not want to miss the first course.
Roasted cauliflower with cashew, tahini, and honey-garlic dressing
Cauliflower is an incredibly versatile vegetable. You can rice it, use it as a substitute for gluten, and even batter and fry it to make a taste of ‘buffalo.’ Nonetheless, roasting it is the perfect way to enjoy cauliflower. This salad places the center stage of the cauliflower, with complementary ingredients that make this vegetable rich in antioxidants sweet and nutty.
Prosciutto and fruit salad
Fruit salads are a summer classic that brings together all the sweet delights that the bounty of nature has to offer. Adding prosciutto, a salty cured meat, to a melody of sweets might seem out of the left-field, but there’s a reason why Italians usually pair prosciutto with apples and pears. The delicate meat’s saltiness brings out the strong aromas of fruits and vegetables.
Lobster Cobb Healthy Salads
This may not be the most nutritious salad, but it is a hearty one! This recipe kicks the Cobb salad with a heaping lobster aid up a notch. It also calls everything served on crisp lettuce for bacon, hard-boiled eggs, onions, avocados, and blue cheese. You are not going to walk away starving from this pot!
Kale, quinoa and golden beet salad with maple mustard dressing
For the past couple of years, Kale has been all the rage in the food segment and it is no wonder why. Vitamins A, C, and K are bundled into this leafy green. Pair it with quinoa, a protein, and fiber-rich grain, and you have a healthy and balanced meal. The golden beets and maple-mustard salad dressing bring vivid color to this salad but they also bring a sweet and tangy taste.
Italian pasta salad
Pasta salad can be hit or skipped, really. It is either too dry, or dressing or mayonnaise is too sticky. But this recipe is done correctly which makes it an exciting side to every meal. New tomatoes and spinach offer crispness to the salad while adding spice and richness to the mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It is a cold pasta dish that will carry you back for seconds!
Kale and quinoa salad
Besides being a robust green, there’s a reason why kale is the favorite lettuce of a lot of salad recettes. It’s nutrient-rich and you’ve got a high-powered, protein-rich salad when combined with quinoa. This meal is filled with a lot of fibers, iron calcium and antioxidants.
Avocado citrus salad
Avocado is currently one of the trendiest ingredients. The humble fruit (yes, it is a fruit) has a whole restaurant devoted to it and even a museum. Avocados have a buttery texture and a mild taste, but add some citrus and the avocado starts popping up. This salad is the convergence of two unlikely worlds but when put on the plate it works so well.
Strawberry-watermelon pesto chicken salad
Chicken is one of the favorite toppings of the salad but the poultry competes in this dish for the attention of your taste buds. The acidity of the strawberries and watermelon parts in this salad evokes the herbaceous taste of the pesto. And the lettuce brings to this flavourful combination a much-needed snap.
Beet and goat cheese salad
Adding goat cheese brings with it a degree of sweetness you never knew salad was required. Paired with the beets ‘mild tartness and the walnuts’ nutty crunch, you’ve got a salad’s flavourful and satiating meal. It’s hard to go back to eating salads after you’ve tried it, without this trio of texture and flavor!
Japanese Superfood Healthy Salads
Need to recover from a decadent day of eating and drinking? This detox salad is perhaps what you need. Five types of leafy greens, spices, cucumbers, grains, and nuts are filled with this recipe. The citrus honey dressing gives an extra dose of flavor to all of these healthy ingredients. After eating the salad you’ll feel lighter.