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“There is no food as junk food

there is junk and there is food”

Sadly, despite knowing the truth we are often pulled towards those foods that make our taste buds happy. On the other hand, those who are trying to keep a healthy lifestyle are often faced with the issue of eating tasteless food.

Before you plunge into reminiscing how you miss the tasty foods, we present you with seven such salad dishes which are equally healthy and tasty. They perfectly fit into the definition of being food which is good.

Why wait? Let’s try them out!

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1. Quinoa Salad

Tasty recipe for a health lover.

Things you need

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1 peeled and diced mango
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves chopped

How to make

  • Cook quinoa and set aside
  • Whisk vinegar and lime zest
  • Mix quinoa, bell pepper, mango, coconut, onion, raisin, almonds, and cilantro
  • Pour vinegar mixture on top of the salad
  • Gently toss and combine, then serve

2. Shrimp Cobb Salad

This tangy taste of health has two layers. Thus the ingredients required are divided in making the salad and also the special Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette as dressing.

Things you need

  • 500 grams Medium sized shrimp (boiled or baked)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200 grams diced and boiled chicken
  • 2 large eggs boiled
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup boiled sweet corn
  • ½ cup grated cottage cheese

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette ingredients

  • Chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar

How to make

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette making

  • Mix lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor
  • Then add olive oil and vinegar to mix some more
  • Set  aside

Salad Making

  • In a large place lettuce in the base
  • Put a layer of shrimp
  • Make layers of egg, chicken, sweet corn and cottage cheese
  • Place rest of the shrimps in the top layer
  • Toss and mix lightly
  • Gently  pour the Cilantro Lime  Vinaigrette and serve immediately

3. Chicken Salad With Carrots And Pistachios

The unusual combination of the toppings gives this healthy dish a unique twist of taste.

Things you need

  • 500 grams peeled and sliced carrots (boiled)
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar
  • Boneless boiled and shredded chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups chopped red grapes (without seeds)
  • Unsalted chopped pistachios

How to make

  • Mix carrot, Sugar, Black pepper, Salt, and chicken in a bowl
  • Slowly toss by sprinkling olive oil
  • Bake for 5 minutes and let it cool
  • Put red grapes and some more olive oil
  • Mix gently, sprinkle pistachios and serve

4. Chopped Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Light and flavorful delicacy that takes care of both taste and health

Things you need

  • 5 cup chopped lettuce
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • ½ cup sliced cherry tomato
  • Tortilla chips
  • ½ cup boiled sweet corn

Cilantro lime dressing ingredients

  • ½ cup yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

How to make

Cilantro lime dressing making

  • Mix yogurt, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in the food processor
  • Add vinegar and olive oil
  • Set aside the whole mixture

Salad making

  • Place the lettuce in a bowl
  • Put cilantro, sweet corn, and cilantro
  • Toss gently
  • Pour Cilantro lime dressing
  • Garnish with Tortilla chips and serve

5. Chicken And Avocado Salad

Refreshing benefits of fresh ingredients embraced with the orgasmic taste

Things you need

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts baked
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • 6 cups lettuce chopped
  • 200 grams mozzarella
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves

How to make

  • Mix vinegar and brown sugar in medium heat. Set aside for a while.
  • Use lettuce as the base and place in the bottom of the bowl
  • Mix chicken, avocado, tomato, basil leaves
  • Add black paper, mozzarella, and salt
  • Slowly add the reduction and gently toss
  • Serve and enjoy

6. Chinese Chicken Salad

The homemade Chinese delicacy that will fill your heart with pure joy

Things you need

  • 2 boiled and chopped chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup chowmein noodles boiled and deep fried
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Sesame Vinaigrette Ingredient

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove pressed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

How to make

Sesame Vinaigrette making

  • Whisk vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, and ginger together
  • Keep aside

Salad Making

  • Marinate the chicken with soy sauce and pepper for 30 minutes
  • Take the chicken and bake for 15 minutes
  • Mix lettuce, chicken, carrot, cabbage, and onion in a large bowl
  • Pour the Sesame Vinaigrette and toss gently
  • Complete the dressing with fried chowmein and almond before serving

7. Chicken/Cottage Cheese Avocado Pasta Salad

Top up the game of healthy taste with help of this elegant salad

Things you need

  • 2 avocados peeled and chopped
  • Slices of boiled chicken/cottage cheese
  • 400 grams boiled pasta
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Chopped thyme leaves

Lemon thyme dressing ingredient

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Black pepper

How to make

Making the dressing

  • Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, thyme, and mayonnaise
  • Put all in food processor
  • Add salt and pepper for taste

Salad Making

  • Cook pasta and drain properly
  • Lightly fry the boiled chicken/ cottage cheese
  • Put the chicken/ cottage cheese and pasta in a large bowl along with avocado
  • Pour and toss the salad gently after adding the dressing
  • Garnish with thyme

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