How to Make a Healthy Salad that Tastes Good

Eating salad is a great way to add nutrition to your meal. You can combine the best nature has to offer by adding green, yellow and red vegetables. Mix the right foods to create a great taste without the calorie-adding salad dressing. Follow these steps to make a tasty salad without the salad dressing.

Steps

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    Make a garden salad with a head of lettuce or create a mixed salad with different types of greens like leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, endive or spinach.
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    Add chopped tomatoes, celery, spring onions, sliced cucumbers and sliced radishes.
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    Toss in chickpeas, beans or lentils to add protein and flavor. Add walnuts, cashews or peanuts for added crunch.
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    Add a small amount of cheese. You might mix in grated mozzarella cheese. Cheese is high in calories and fat, so use sparingly.
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    Be creative. Throw in macaroni or pasta pieces for texture and flavor. Add sunflower seeds, chow mein noodles or bacon bits for a tastier salad.
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    Turn your salad into a full meal. Add meat, tuna, tofu or chicken to turn a side dish into a main dish. Then combine a variety of vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, zucchini and peppers. Toss the vegetable combination into the salad.
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    Top off your salad by sprinkling on a homemade dressing (olive oil is very good for you when not heated), balsamic vinegar or fresh-squeezed lemon juice. For a different taste, throw in some fresh spices like dill, oregano, basil or garlic.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Experiment with different spice combinations.
  • Buy light cheeses if you are worried about extra calories.

Article Info

Categories: Salads