As the sun gets blazing and the mercury goes up the scale, we want some light, healthy and delicious meals. And what better than salads? Salads are the best summer meals that can be hearty as well as filling. Moreover, salads don’t have to be boring. You can make a delicious dressing to add some flavor and zing to yours. If you are looking for quick salad recipes full with nutrients, it’s all here!
Kale & Lettuce Caesar Salad:
Start with chopping romaine lettuce and kale leaves. To make the dressing blitz Greek yogurt, pepper, capers, lemon juice, zest, salt, olive oil, nutritional yeast, and Dijon mustard. Add some crispy croutons and drizzle over the dressing. Serve the salad cold.
Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing:
Thinly slice some kale, red cabbage, carrot, bell peppers, cilantro, mint leaves, and spring onions. To make the peanut dressing, mix smooth peanut butter, lime juice, maple syrup, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, siracha, minced ginger, and garlic. Arrange the vegetables in a bowl and top with some ripe mango slices and crushed peanuts. Drizzle over the dressing and mix well. Serve this crunchy salad cold with a wedge of lime.
Mexican Rice & Bean Salad:
Cook some finest basmati rice and set aside. Sauté some onions, garlic, and bay leaf. Stir in some tomatoes, corn kernels, capsicum, and canned beans. Add coriander, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Add the rice and mix well with the other ingredients. Add a lettuce cup in a bowl, top it with the cooked rice. Garnish with avocado slices, crushed tortilla chips, cilantro, and lemon juice. Enjoy this hearty rice salad warm or cold.
Watermelon Feta Rocket Salad:
This refreshing summer classic salad is wonderfully hydrating and delicious. Slice some watermelon and place in a bowl. Add a handful of rocket leaves and crumble some fresh feta. To make the lemon orange drizzle, add orange juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mint leaves, pepper, in a jar and give it a shake. Drizzle over the dressing and serve the salad cold.
This salad can be served with crusty bread and mezze dishes. Chop some English cucumbers, kalamata olives, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. To make the dressing, mix lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, fresh basil, salt, and apple cider vinegar. Drizzle the dressing and serve cold with grilled veggie skewers.
In a bowl, toss some chopped, tomato, zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, radish, cooked chickpeas, red onions, and pita bread croutons. To make a refreshing mint dressing, blitz lemon juice, mint leaves, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the dressing and serve cold with a side of pita bread.
These recipes are healthy, packed full of flavor and made with wholesome ingredients. Salads are a great way to include a portion of vegetables in your daily meals. What are you waiting for? Just dig into a delicious bowl of salad.