I'm always looking for adding variety in the veggies I put in my salad. This methi pineapple combo caught my attention a few days ago when a friend shared about it. I was hesitant to try it at first because methi has a peculiar taste. But then I decided to make a small serving for myself. And voila!! Methi blended so well with the pineapple. I'm glad to have found this combo.
Sprouts are commonly associated with health and nutrition. But here's this recipe to get them associated with taste as well. Sprouts of your choice combined with raw veggies and lip-smacking chutneys - a total package of taste and nutrition! Sprouts chat not only is a chatpata way of having sprouts, it is also very filling and gratifying. You could even have it as a meal replacement and you won't be disappointed! You could have the chutneys prepared in advance to simply put the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and your chat is ready in a blink!
Green Moong dal (in sprouts or boiled form) though very healthy is difficult to cut through as salad especially with kids. One could try adding this little twist by adding Coriander MintDip to make it more interesting. I tried and voila, it was all gone in a jiffy. It is a regular at home now! You may try it too and let me know! Boiled Moong bean salad is a very simple to make, healthy snack/breakfast item. All you need is a little pre-planning. Sprout or boil the green moong dal the night before, refrigerate and use it the next day as a cold salad. Most of the ingredients are available in the kitchen or the fridge. Just need a little fixing. It is also a great way to use the green chutney you made for dinner or lunch last night. It can be done in 5-10 minutes if things are ready. Suggested variations/additions to boiled moong bean salad: 1/2 cup of finely chopped cucumber and capsicum cubes. Want to try more dal-based salads? One could try the same with Black Chana, Rajma
Green leaves can be turned into yummy salad. If possible source them fresh. Where possible source them organically. Keep it seasonal, so spinach & lettuce are great in winters while red & green cholai can be used easily in summers Dress them up with easy honey-lemon dressing!
This recipe is a way to add variety to your salad options and also an interesting way to have the highly nutritious spinach raw. In this recipe, spinach is combined with the vegetables with high water content - tomato and cucumbers and is seasoned with groundnut-lemon-ginger dressing. Makes up for a colourful, crunchy and yummy salad, that kids also enjoy!
Easy Greek Chickpea Salad is a mouthwatering healthy salad that is packed full of amazing flavors and textures! Chickpeas come together with fresh vegetables, olives, and a simple dressing for the best and easiest chickpea salad ever! It has become quite a staple for us - equally relished for a weekend family lunch or packed for office.
Here's' a yummy way to have tomatoes! Tomatoes are naturally high on moisture content and hence have a hydrating and cleansing effect on our body. But it may get boring to have simply chopped tomatoes each time! Try this recipe of scooped tomato halves stuffed with carrots, onions and coconut to get an attractive, colourful yummy snack option. It's a simple and quick to do recipe and requires easily available ingredients. Put on your thinking caps and you could plate it as an attractive looking salad to tempt your kids.
Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle the natural way doesn't really translate to giving up on your favourite foods - creamy corn salad for instance! Try this recipe, with an amazingly creamy sauce that has no artificial cream at all. The soaked cashews puree is used as a wonderful creamy base that not only provides smooth and soft texture, but a healthy fat profile as well. Yes, you could certainly replace the store-bought mayo with this healthy cashew dressingand enjoy your much loved corn salad.
Increase your raw quotient with this colourful, crunchy beetroot and carrot salad. Packed with nutrients and rich in flavours this salad is super easy to assemble. A lemony, honey-tinged dressing boost the flavour of the salad making it an exciting surprise for your palate. Enjoy this scrumptious salad as a meal replacer to facilitate weight loss or when you want to give a little break to your digestive system!
Experimenting with different combinations of vegetables, textures and flavours is often helpful when trying to incorporate raw salads in your daily intake. Not only does it help cater to individual taste buds it also breaks the monotony of having the same old salad. Try this one! A combo of cabbage with a variety of colourful vegetables. Its ready in no more than 15 minutes and is extremely filling. Could be used as a meal replacement as well! Indulge in this colourful and flavorful cabbage salad!
Carrots are easly available in winters. Make a good use of these yummy and juicy carrots. We should always consume salad before cooked food. They release digestive juices to digest the cooked food very well. Peanut and mustard in this give a nice crunchy taste.
Crisp, satisfying and full of nutrients! This crunchy Thai salad tossed in a creamy peanut dressing will be your new salad addiction. Each bite contains a powerhouse of fresh superfoods and a peanut flavor punch to match. If you are looking for a quick, wholesome and exciting meal that you can enjoy for dinner, this salad will make your taste buds super happy. A few chops with your chef's knife and a blend of the sauce, and you've got your next veggie-packed meal ready in minutes.
Pungent, yet yummy radish (mooli) can lend some real flavor to a salad. This particular recipe is an Indian style salad which goes well with any Indian meal or even chaat! This is a winter salad, grate mooli + lemon juice + any fresh herbs of choice, and voila taste and health in your plate.
We love this versatile leafy veggie especially in our salads. Here is simple do-at-home recipe. This salad goes very well with aloo tikkis (top it up with some chutney) or with dosas and chillas. This is best eaten during winters, when spinach is abundant and high in nutrition too!
Salads are simple way to increase our raw foods intake. But often we may stare at our fridge for inspiration for ideas. Running short of salad ideas? Here is a simple recipe to break the monotony! This is best eaten during winters, when carrot and beetroot both are abundance.
Available in abundance during the summer months, cucumber is the king of vegetables for a summer salad.With its high water content, its a must have to keep you hydrated in summers. Variate the cut of cucumber in each salad (chopped, chunky, sliced, half moon, like noodles) and you have different tasting salad. Add a different nut (coconut, peanut, sesame) and it lends more variety.This recipe puts together crunchy cucumbers with fresh coconut. It's a very basic, quick to do salad with a south Indian style tempering. Goes well with a simple dal-chawal meal or can be served with almost anything.
Cucumbers are extremely high on water content. Add to your daily intake to keep yourself hydrated in scorching summer months. But how much kheera can one eat each day? So here is our tip: Adding a different cut to this veggie can completely change it's look and feel. Add it with a different nut or nut paste, and you have a different tasting salad each time. Here's a recipe for simple easy to do delightful raw salad - cucumbers paired with the crunchy peanuts. No more of the same boring cucumber!
In this recipe sweet potato is combined with fresh spinach, which is available in abundance during the winter season. It's a great way to add on the green leafy vegetable to your meal fusioned with the juicy, naturally-sweet potatoes. A quick, easy-to-do recipe, even along with your kids!