To make your salad low in calories and fat free, buy fat-free salad dressing or make your own mixing little Olive oil, flavorful vinegar, honey and lime juice. Add some nuts, fresh fruits, dry fruits, cooked barley in it to make it more nutritious. Choose dark colored vegetables for your salad, as they contain more vitamins and minerals compared to light colored veges. So adding all these, you can make a perfectly balanced meal.....remember, the right amount of nutrients per meal is what you want.
Here is one Simple but crunchy, crispy salad idea for you.....this salad is very easy to put together and crispy and goes well as a side dish with any meal.
Ingredients :Red cabbage (shredded) : 1/2 head
Tomato : 2(chopped)
Cucumber : 1(chopped)
Corn kernels : 1/2 cup
Red onions : 1(finely chopped)
Soaked and cooked red kidney beans : 1/3 cup(optional but recommended)
(You can see how colorful salad is it from the colorful ingredients, right?)
For dressing :Vegetable oil/Olive oil(preferably) : 2 tblsp.
Fresh lemon Juice : 2 tblsp.
Vinegar : 2 tblsp.
Fresh cilantro/coriander leaves : 2 tblsp. (chopped)
Oregano : 1 tblsp. (optional)
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop all the vegetables. You can add any vegetables of your choice.
- Make dressing by putting all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together to mix well.
- Add dressing in your salad bowl and combine well. Your zesty salad is ready to serve.
Sending all 3 of these salad to Healthy Inspirations Event - Salad, hosted by Usha @her place, Veg Inspirations
And to Madhuri of Cook-curry Nook on her event : Serve me some-Salad