Easy Salad Recipes
You can find our easy salad recipes her:
Salads with (Canned) Fish
Salads with Poultry & Meat
What we like most about easy salad recipes is the variety and creativity
you can put into it. Basically everything can be added. You can choose
to start from scratch and construct great and well-known salads such as a
Salade Niçoise or Greek salad. Second option: clean out your fridge and
incorporate some leftovers from last night’s dinner party. Toss in
whatever you want, sprinkle with some olive oil, fresh herbs or a mayo
dressing and there you go!
Another important advantage is their lightness. Salads are just perfect for lunch. They’re fresh, healthy, low calorie and easily digestible. Salads are packed with loads of necessary vitamins and energy and therefore often recommended as diet food. They even look and taste pretty healthy too. No wonder some people stick to a salad for lunch to erase their guilty feelings about last night’s extra portion of fries or the upcoming burgundy evening dinner.
Complete main course salads that serve as a whole meal mostly contain a good portion of various fresh vegetables and more importantly protein: chicken, beef, cold cuts, seafood, fish or a vegetarian salad garnished with hard-boiled eggs. Other ingredients that can be added are canned pulses, cheese, grains, fruits, noodles, potatoes, pasta, nuts and so on. You see, salads can nowadays consist of more than the leafy kinds of lettuce. Some salads don’t even contain any lettuce at all.
There’s also a second category of easy salad recipes. The name is easily used for cold or lukewarm side dishes that cheer up a protein meal for example our delicious Lentil & Bacon Salad. Canned pulses sometimes come in very handy as an interesting side salad. Chickpeas, borlotti, white or red chilli beans… Our favorite are definitely lentils and green flageolet beans. We always keep a few cans in the cupboard. The beans are easy to keep for a long time and a great idea for a healthy last-minute side salad.
If you’re looking for a simple entrée or starter, a nice salad can help you out. It’s easy to prepare in advance and normally isn’t served hot. You can even assemble the salad onto plates before your guests arrive. Drizzle with vinaigrette or dressing right before serving. Be creative! Make sure your salad looks stunning. Think about color, taste and texture.
This is a very good salad recipes book with lots of ideas:
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