39% of Americans are overweight or obese. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways to fight obesity is just by following a healthy diet.
That doesn’t mean you have to eat the same old boring recipes every single day. Give these delicious salad recipes a shot.
Whether you want to incorporate them into your everyday diet or liven up a party or potluck with a healthy dish, they’re perfect for any occasion.
1. The Basic
Historians believe that the ancient Greeks and Romans were the first to eat a dish like a salad. However, the more traditional, basic, dinner salad was more enjoyed by people of the renaissance era.
To make a delicious basic salad, take lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, feta, onion, and a nice balsamic dressing, like our aged balsamic vinegar. Balsamic vinegar has a lot of health benefits you can enjoy too.
You can add a salad topper that you can find in the produce section. These salad toppers add a pleasant crunch or sweetness that adds a rich diverse flavor to your salad.
The beauty of this salad is it can be thrown together easily with the food you likely already have in the fridge and it takes very little prep. Nonetheless, it’s a filling, flavorful, classic dish.
2. Apple Cranberry Salad
For this salad, chop up a granny smith apple into bite-sized chunks. Add these and some dried cranberries to a bed of salad greens. Top it off with some feta or goat cheese and pumpkin seeds for a delicious salad.
The apple adds a tangy flavor, the cranberries something sweet, the pumpkin seeds something crunchy. Top it off with your favorite salad dressing.
3. Spicy Strawberry Salad
If you feel like the salads you’re used to eating lack flavor, you need to try this salad to change your mind.
Take a bed of arugula and add a bit of fresh basil. Add some thinly sliced strawberries and some chopped red onions. Top it off with goat cheese or feta and some sunflower seeds. To make it vegan, sub out the cheese for avocado cubes.
Finally, add some sliced radishes, and some thinly sliced jalapenos. Be careful not to overdo these flavors, since they can quickly become overpowering.
4. Taco Salad
Know you should be eating healthy but you’re craving taco bell? This taco salad can fix that.
For this salad, you take your typical taco ingredients and add more veggies while cutting back on tortilla chips.
Take a Romain salad base, and beans, pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, and shredded cheddar cheese. Add a bit of crunched tortilla chips, and you have yourself a delicious salad! This salad works best with a cilantro lime dressing.
5. A Classic Caprese
This is one of the most classic and iconic salads. If you haven’t tried it, you need to.
For a Caprese, it only takes 3 ingredients and some salt and pepper. Layer tomato slices, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil, salt, and pepper to taste, and enjoy these little finger salads.
Try These Delicious Salad Recipes With Your Next Meal
Delicious easy salad recipes are key to a healthy diet. These treats work well with any meal. All a salad takes is your base lettuce, something crunchy, something tangy, something sweet, and a good dressing. You have yourself a delicious, healthy meal.
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