As part of your overall cooking repertoire, it’s always good to have some healthy salads that you can fall back on when you need to. They are certainly good to know about whether you use them as a side to a main meal or as a meal in themselves. In this post, we will take a look through four of the healthiest and most delicious salads you can throw together in your kitchen. At least one of these will get your mouth watering and they are all simple to create.
Chicken With Bok Choy
You can sometimes have meat in your salad and still keep it healthy, and this recipe is a good example of that at work: a chicken salad with some bok choy (or pak choi), almonds and a sprinkling of diced apricots. For the apricots, you can use dried ones if you want to save a little money and think ahead, or you can go fresh, but either way, they add a fruity tang to the whole dish. In any case, it’s a beautiful salad and good for you.
Zesty Whole Grain
This recipe is a super-packed healthy meal, and it’s one that you should learn how to put together for yourself. It’s a zesty whole grain salad with sorghum and some tomatoes for freshness. It’s also got celery, onion, cilantro, and a little jalapeno if you like — though you can, of course, forgo this if you prefer. Mix it all in with a dash of lemon juice and a simple Italian-style dressing, and you’ve got a delicious little number that goes on the side of many a Mediterranean meal.
You have probably seen and heard of plenty of tabouli salads in the past, and it might be something you’ve tried for yourself at some point or another. It’s straightforward to make and is packed with nutrition and flavor, making it a real winner in homemade salads. It’s also got bulgur wheat and plenty of fresh parsley, so it is full of goodness for your body. Make sure that you look into this if you want to expand your salads into a really healthy and delicious area. This tabouli salad recipe is especially beautiful.
Watermelon, Prawn and Avocado
We’ll end with something a little different. This is the perfect one for you if you are after a fresh salad. A combination of watermelon, prawns and avocado makes this incredibly fresh, and it is a really simple salad that you will probably want time and time again. It makes a perfect alternative salad for a barbecue, so think about that next time you wonder what can go with your grilled steaks and so on. It’s an absolute marvel.
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