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How to Make a Perfect Salad?

How to Make a Perfect Salad?

Salads can be simple or complicated. Perfect salad typically consists of a small head of lettuce drizzled in olive oil and should take no more than 5 minutes to prepare. In addition, they are worth the effort.

Are salads really healthy?

The short answer is yes - but that doesn't mean it will always be healthy. Salads are lower in calories, fat and sugar than most other high-calorie foods, but high in water and fibre. Low-calorie salads also contain lots of nutrients.

There are many healthy toppings you can use for a filling meal. You should also avoid using ingredients that have too many calories, fat, sodium or sugar, to ensure it's not too filling.





Here are the 5 simple steps to make a healthy and perfect salad…

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Step 1 - Choosing the Right Base Ingredients

Choose the base ingredient of your salad. You can opt for a single or mix it up from the below list.

  • Red & Green Leaf Lettuce - Sweet, delicate flavour
  • Butter Lettuce - Subtle, buttery flavour
  • Arugula - Bold, peppery flavour
  • Mizuna - Mild, earthy flavour
  • Romaine - Sweet, gentle flavour
  • Mâche - Mild, yet tangy flavour
  • Baby Spinach - Mild, earthy flavour

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Step 2 - Add Salad Fruit & Veggies

Keeping a well-balanced and nutritious diet is an essential part of staying healthy. A quality selection of fruits, vegetables and types of delicious salads can be found below. If you need more ideas on which ingredients to select from this list

  • Avocado
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Roasted Beets
  • Corn Kernels
  • Broccoli

Also Read: Top 10 Foods That Improve Blood Circulation  





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Step 3 - Add some Crunch

Consider adding some healthy and tasty crunch for more flavour in your meals. Here are some healthy ingredients you can try:

  • Toasted Nuts
  • Carrots
  • Apples or Pears
  • Celery
  • Radishes

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Step 4 - Enhance the Flavor

There are a ton of healthy salad options that can turn a bland dish into something delicious. You can add some healthy ingredients from below to your meal.

  • Cheese
  • Scallions
  • Fennel
  • Red Onions
  • Dried Fruits
  • Cooked Beans

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Step 5 - Drizzle, Mix and Done!

  • Delicato Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Sherry Vinegar + Dijon Mustard + Ginger
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Lime juice + Honey + Lemon Zest
  • Robusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar + Honey + Ginger
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil + Red Wine Vinegar + Olives + Anchovies
 

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