Just a question – If someone offers you a bowl of salad and a plate of rajma chawal, what would you choose? For some of us, the answer is quite obvious. It’s rajma chawal. Being Indians, we always go by the tadkedaar food full of flavours. We often make our judgement over foods on the basis of their presentation. But do you really think judging salads over their presentation rather than its benefits is right? The monotonous interpretation of salads as “rabbit food” has made this dish achieve a reputation as tasteless and boring. But salads are much more than just a chilled plate of green vegetables, roughly chopped vegetables and dressings. Salads are the real summer heroes rich in antioxidants which nourish and hydrates your body. They are considered the best food to shed the extra pounds for the swimsuit season.
We have a roundup of 10 summer salads which are easy to prepare and tasty to eat. These salads will bring just the correct balance of invigorating light taste and healthy, satisfying eating.
Sprouts and Veggie Salad with lemon curd dressing
Rich in fibres and Vitamin C, the sprouts and veggie salad is a must try in the summer season. Being a low-calorie salad, it helps in losing weight and avoids snack spree. These two ingredients add a nice crunch to the salad. The lemon curd dressing adds a new dimension to the taste and texture of the salad.
Crispy Cucumbers and Tomatoes Salad
Tomatoes and cucumbers are very low in calories and have a high water content that keeps you satiated for a long time without adding extra calories through food. This is the simplest of all the vegetable salads that can be relished any time you want. The salad is extremely effective if you want to lose extra kilos.
Green Pea Salad with Cheese
The perfect blend of green peas, bell pepper and lettuce makes this salad a power-packed meal. Green peas are high in protein, micronutrients and fibre, and have low-fat content in them. Lettuce is an important part of all salads that contains almost zero calories. If you are making this salad a part of your meal to lose weight, then don’t go for mayonnaise and cheese.
Whole Wheat Pasta Salad With Capsicum And Corn
It is an ideal recipe for those who are looking for salads which are healthy and delicious to taste. The pasta is tossed with healthy vegetables in a yummy yoghurt dressing. No cooking is required, just the mixing of all the ingredients in a bowl and it’s done. It makes a perfect summer dinner combined with a bowl of fresh fruits.
Apple, Banana and Date Salad
This salad is the simple blend of apples, bananas and dates into an alluring and tongue-tickling salad! An absolutely quirky dressing made of pineapple and lemon juice perked up with lemon rind, mustard powder and other ingredients makes this salad an out-of-the-world experience!
Minty Apple Salad
A delicious combination of diced apples spotted with perky mint leaves and fortified with honey, ginger and lemon juices, this refreshing salad is a must-have this summer. The ingredients of this salad are good for digestion and help in boosting one’s appetite. This salad is the perfect remedy for anorexia.
Spicy Kachumbar is a chatpata salad to be relished in summers. It helps in rejuvenating your spirits with its tangy taste. This salad is sprinkled with cumin and chilli powder. It is a rich source of Vitamin A and C and it can be served chilled with Brown Rice and Dhan-Saak Dal to complete a full meal on a lethargic afternoon.