Whether you're looking for a snack or a dinnertime meal, these nice and healthy salads are a great way to satisfy all your needs when you're in a rush, or you're feeling a bit lazy. If you're looking for healthy options, salads are a great way to go.
10 A Lentil Tomato Salad
This salad is only going to take you about five minutes to prepare in total and you only need five ingredients to do it! You can use it as a quick snack, or even as a whole meal, depending on how hungry you are. All you’ll need is a can of lentils, some cherry tomatoes, white wine vinegar, chives, and some salt. Slice the tomatoes and the chives put them together in a bowl with the lentils and season everything to taste.
9 A Pear And Pomegranate Mix
This one is filled with a bunch of colors and seasonal ingredients that are going to fill you up nicely. All you need is a couple of pears that you’re going to dice, all of the seeds from a pomegranate, a red onion that you’re also going to need to dice, some chopped up cilantro, and the juice of half a lime. Put everything in a bowl and mix it up until all of the ingredients are combined, and you are good to go.
8 Celery-Filled Salad
You can make this salad depending on how much you like celery, as opinions are mostly split on this vegetable. However, if you happen to like celery, then you’re going to love this incredibly simple salad that takes only minutes to prepare. Aside from the main ingredient, you’ll also need chopped walnuts, some parmesan, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and seasoning to taste. Just like with the other salads, put everything in a bowl and toss it until everything is combined.
7 Corn And Feta
It doesn’t get any simpler than this salad, which can also be a side dish. First, you’ll need to peel the corn, while also removing the silks. Then oil it up and put it over the grill for about 15 minutes. After it’s done, wait for it to cool so you can remove the kernels. Add that to a bowl filled with chopped red onion, crumbled feta and pour some olive oil over everything. Then add some fresh herbs like parsley or mint, season it and dig in.
6 Salad Full Of Flavors
For this salad, you’ll need to thinly slice a bunch of cucumbers, beets, and radishes. You can either do this with a knife or, if you want a faster way, just use a mandolin. Next, you’re going to arrange all of these slices on a plate so that everything looks nice and colorful, and you’re going to sprinkle some parmesan cheese over everything. Then, grate the zest of one lemon, and squeeze some of the juice over everything. Finally, just add oil, some salt, and pepper. If you’re looking for an extra crunch, you can also add some nuts.
5 Middle Eastern Salad
In this colorful salad, you are going to combine a bunch of flavors that are reminiscent of the middle east. You’ll need some cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, red bell pepper, and everything will need to be diced. Then, you’re also going to need chopped parsley and mint, along with some lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. After you combine all of these ingredients in a bowl, which shouldn’t take you more than ten minutes, add some sea salt to taste and serve it.
4 Simple Pasta Salad
For this pasta salad, first, you’ll need some pasta of course. You’re also going to need some chopped and roasted red peppers, some basil pesto, fresh arugula, and a fresh ball of diced mozzarella cheese. After you cook the pasta al dente, drain it, and rinse it under cold water so it cools down. Then just toss it in a bowl along with the rest of the ingredients and you’ve got yourself a nice, quick, and healthy dinner that even kids will enjoy.
3 Summer Salad
This is probably going to be the most fun salad you’re going to have all summer (or fall or winter!) because you can eat it right from the watermelon itself! Make sure that after you halve the watermelon, you carefully cut up the inside without damaging the rind. Put some cucumbers, red onions, balsamic vinegar, and seasoning in a bowl with the watermelon cubes and mix it all up. Then, pour everything back into the rind of the watermelon that you saved earlier and have fun eating it!
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2 Fruity Cheese Salad
For this salad, you’ll need to cut up a few tomatoes and peaches. Before you start talking about the tomato being a vegetable, you should know by now that it’s actually a fruit. But it probably wouldn’t work as a smoothie. Then boil some balsamic vinegar to get a balsamic reduction. After chopping the fruits, put them on a plate and sprinkle some burrata cheese. Finally, add some fresh chopped basil and pour the balsamic reduction over everything. If you don’t want burrata, you can just use mozzarella.
1 Green Pasta Salad
Cook up some pasta, and when you’re done, add some olive oil so it doesn’t stick. In the meantime, heat a bit of that oil in a skillet, where you’ll add green beans and garlic cloves that you’re going to quickly saute. Toss all of that with the pasta and put it in the fridge to chill. Once it’s cool, add some spinach, some basil and olive oil spread, some parmesan, and a bit of salt. If you want to make it even more delicious, feel free to add things like tomatoes, bacon or even chickpeas.
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