Here are Luna Regina’s 10 favorite salad recipes for when you’re not in the mood for “heavy” food and want something light to boost up your mood and skin.
The list includes some light, simple salad recipes that take less than 5 minutes to make, and some fancy, more exotic ones, alfresco, al desko, and more. All refreshing and packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Bookmark this. Try them out. Get creative and alter the ingredients according to your favors. You can never go wrong with a salad.
Nothing is more refreshing than a bowl of fresh fruits. Cook the quinoa. Mix it with strawberries, blueberries, and mango for the vitamins and minerals. Pour in honey and lime juice for enhanced tastiness. Add some basil to finish the look, and enjoy the treat for your eyes and your taste buds.
This mediterranean salad is what I call a balanced dish. It’s a perfect combination of the flavors of the sea and the earth. It’s rich in protein and vitamin, full of heart-friendly fat, high in fiber, and low in carbohydrates.
Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, lemon juice, olive oil and the other spices in a bowl. Season with pepper and top each with tuna salad. Served with bread, it can make a tasty and filling meal!
The salad features seven layers of veggies and dressings. Eye-pleasing, and taste bud satisfying.
Start the layers with lettuce, followed by peas, bell pepper, tomatoes, celery and scallions respectively. Dress her up with a mixture of yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add some sprinkles to garnish.
Put the beauty into a sleep overnight in the cool box of your fridge. Wake her up the next day, and let her in turn fresh your senses up.
When traditional steaks are too mainstream and sound unhealthy, try making a salad from the meat instead. Cook the steak with salt and pepper to your desired wellness. Add in some romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, and onion, and mix them altogether.
You get all the vitamins, iron and protein, and some fiber to boost the digestion. And more importantly, the delicious taste from the read meat. Win – win!
5. Greek Salad
This simple classic salad has never failed to make the veggie lovers happy.
Make the vinaigrette with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon zest and juice and sugar. Place romaine lettuce in a large bowl. Add sliced onion, chopped cucumber, tomatoes, olives, goat cheese and pepper. Pour the vinaigrette in, toss, and that is it.
It’s so easy to make, and so easy to fall in love with. You’ll find yourself making it again, and again, and again.
This exotic and fancy looking Greek salad should definitely be an example in the dictionary for the definitions of deliciousness and nutritiousness.
To make the salad, whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, feta, onion and olives. Toss and top with sardines.
Feel them in your mouth, the crispy cucumber, the fatty sardines, and the juicy tomato. Feel your body energized as it absorbs in the protein, calcium, vitamins and fatty acids.
A salad doesn’t always to be a bowl full of vegetables to be healthy and delicious. You’ll agree with me once you’ve tried this juicy oyster salad.
It’s so simple to put together. For the dressing, make a mixture of lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, crabmeat, coriander, Vietnamese mint, chilli and kaffir lime leaves. Spoon it on top of the vitamins and minerals loaded oysters and serve immediately.
The Japanese live to a hundred years. What are the secrets? Fresh, healthy food, among others. And this elegant salad is one of the things they eat.
Nothing is simpler than this salad to make. Peel and slice the cucumber into very thin slices. Add salt, sugar, rice vinegar, toasted sesame, and enjoy right away.
It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and make the salad. Remember it so you can make it on any day when you’re so lazy, but determined to add a little veggies into your diet.
This salad, vibrant in colors, juicy in taste, and full in vitamins, can make a fresh start for the day.
Cook the bacon until brown and toss with the romaine and mandarin. Puree a mixture of vinegar, sugar, red onion, mustard powder, salt, and vegetable oil, and stir in poppy seeds. Pour the dressing onto the salad, sprinkle with toasted almonds. Enjoy the excellent combination of flavors.
10. Shrimp Salad
This nutritious salad is a delicious combination between avocado, a source of vitamin B, E, K and omega, and protein packed shrimp. It’s healthy for the heart, and nourishing for the skin. More importantly, it’s easier than a piece of cake to make.
Add vinegar, salt, chili powder, and oil in small bowl. Put lettuce on serving plate, and arrange grapefruit, avocado, and shrimp over lettuce. Sprinkle with scallion and cilantro, and finish with chili dressing.