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How To Make Salad At Home (12 BEST RECIPES)

How to make salad at home

Every single visit that I make to a good restaurant leaves me only in despair as I walk out of that giant door. The reason for such a feeling is the various styles they cook their salads in. I mean they are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to a whole new level. This despair came to an end when I learnt some super awesome ways in which salads can be made providing the minimalist amount of fat. So, get to the kitchen and roll up your sleeves and try these really cool kickass salad recipes. These recipes are a collection of all salads that can be from pasta salads to chicken salads. We have it all! Give it a try!

Quick tips for making best salad at home

Before rushing towards the recipe here are some quick small tips and tricks that you don’t pay attention to but should always keep in mind before it falls flat! First things first always season your greens! It could be just a fine touch of salt and pepper as it produces a bit of shine on a freshly sliced green. Second thought is always to use an amalgamation of various greens as it brings the overall texture and flavours to the salad. Thirdly don’t fear the fat rather it makes the salad even more quenching. Fourthly always mix and match your salad dressing as it fetches you the extra punch of flavour. In the last always embrace your salad with fresh herbs as it makes the salad look utterly enticing along with filling up every bite that goes into your mouth. These small details define your salad into a mouth-watering one.

12 mind-boggling Salad recipes for weight loss

Enlisted below are the salad recipes which are perfect for any meal of the day whether you are looking forward for lunch its nutritious filling and easy to make or for dinner it’s like a protein packed healthy vegan. Also giving away the bunch of ingredients that are loaded with delicious yet mouth-watering ingredients by replacing the high-calorie bowl of salad that you would rather take! But wait what’s the secret ingredient for weight loss? To know what actually it scrolls down till the end.

  1. Protein-packed salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes              serves: 4 types: veg salad

What do you need?

  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped dill leaves (Suva)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare

  • To prepare combine Suva, bean, sprouts and tomatoes in the big bowl
  • Give your salad a hint of tangy taste with lemon and salt as per the taste
  • Give it a quick roll and grace it with basil on top

 Bowl is enriched in

A light and colourful salad is filled primarily with protein and iron. Other than this the above recipe is also rich source of vitamin A, B, C, calcium, phosphorus, antioxidants and fibre.

  1. Super raw power salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes             Serves: 2              types: veg salad

What do you need?

  • Spoonful of virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, blanched
  • ½ cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 cup fined chopped celery
  • ½ cup mung bean or sprouts
  • Handful of parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

For the dressing

Make the dressing by combining olive oil, yogurt, sour cream, cranberries, maple syrup, and a tint of salt in a lidded jar and jiggle the jar well. keep it aside for a while.

How to prepare

  • Tumble the remaining ingredients together in a container
  • Now pour the dressing over this and blend it well
  • Jazz it with parsley

Handy tip:

You can boil broccoli before putting it into the salad for a few minutes so that it is easy to chew and swallow.

 Bowl is enriched in

The overhead recipe is jam-packed with nutrition. This one is a powerhouse in the truest sense. Loaded greens in the recipe are high in vitamin K and C whereas the dressing consists of calcium, protein and antioxidants which also help in regulating blood sugar levels.

  1. Avocado beetroot salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes               serves: 2                      type:veg salad

What you need?

  • 1 cup sliced beetroot
  • 1 cup cubed chopped avocado
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup cut cherry tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Spoonful of black pepper
  • Salt to taste

For dressing:

For dressing combine olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper in a bowl and keep it aside to use.

How to prepare

  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients into the bowl
  • Pour the dressing and give it a quick toss
  • Just before serving top it with crumbled feta

 Bowl is enriched in

This simple and delicious salad is absolutely helping you in dropping pounds by adding a source of heathy fats in it. Other than this the bowl is comprised with a bit of high potassium, dietary fibre, vitamin C and iron.

  1. Surreal Greek salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes             serves: 2                 type: veg salad

What do you need?

  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 1 cup red bell pepper in bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Suva
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup Chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced black olives
  • 150 g feta cheese block
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the dressing

pack your bowl with olive oil, vinegar, oregano, Suva, salt and black pepper to taste.

How to prepare

  • Throw veggies into the same bowl expect feta cheese block, mint leaves
  • Top it with feta cheese
  • Sprig mint leaves on the top

 Bowl is enriched in

A quick and light salad that everyone loves the most which goes wonderfully with roasted or grilled chicken or salmon on the top. The surreal Greek salad is packed with Vitamins and minerals proven to help healthy body and mind.

  1. Chiselled roasted salmon salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes          Serves: 3           type:non-veg salad

What do you need?

  • 3 salmon fillets
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 1 spoonful Dijon mustard
  • 1 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 chopped scallions
  • ½ garlic cloves
  • 2 thinly sliced apples
  • 4 -dozen mixed greens
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup walnuts

How to prepare

  • Preheat oven to 250 degree
  • Spray a baking sheet with olive oil. Put on the salmon fillets over baking sheet and brush it with a layer of olive oil. Season it with salt and pepper and roast it down for another 20 minutes.
  • For dressing on a medium flame place together water, olive oil, maple syrup, minced garlic and scallions into the pot for 1 minute and give it a quick simmer until the mixture looks thicker
  • Merge salad greens and thinly sliced apples into the bowl.
  • Before serving, drizzle a hint of lemon over the preparation
  • Split into 3 portions and on the top it of with salmon and walnuts.
  • In the end spill the sauce over the salad.

Bowl is enriched in

With virtually no fat but high amount of protein crammed in it. A study declares that omega 3 present in salmon helps you to build muscle and burn calories. In addition to this gives your fat storing gene a closing option.

  1. Vegan kale salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes                 serves:2               type: veg salad

What do you need?

  • 2 cups of roughly chopped kale
  • ½ cup diced cut sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon sunflower seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese or optional toppings like almonds or nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

How to prepare

  • Singe the sunflower seeds
  • Roll the kale, sliced olives, chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes and sunflower seeds in the pot
  • For dressing blend some olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic and spell salt and pepper in a pot
  • Trickle the dressing over the veggies and twist 1 lemon into the pot and toss to coat.
  • Top it with grated parmesan cheese or optional toppings like almonds or nutritional yeast.

Bowl is enriched in

Let me just count the ways kale salad will help you to loosen weight. First its high in fibre as a result your tummy will be full all day long. Second, it’s a good source of Vitamin C and third it holds fibre, calcium and Vitamin K. need to hear more? I don’t think so.

  1. Mediterranean giant chicken salad

Preparation time: 30 minutes          serves:4               type: non-veg

What do you need?

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 thinly sliced onion
  • 2 diced Roma tomatoes
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 1/3 cup black olives
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dried basil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 spoon oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Grill pan

How to prepare

  • Whisk olive oil, oregano, red wine vinegar, water, minced garlic, dried basil, lemon juice, parsley together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Further pour out into a large shallow dish and leave it to get marinade into the refrigerator to use the dressing later.
  • Add boneless chicken breasts into the marinade bowl and leave it for next 20 to 25 minutes or (2 to 3 hours in a refrigerator)
  • Until the chicken gets ready! Take a bowl and start filling veggies in it.
  • Take out the chicken from the fridge and grill it down on a grill pan on a medium flame
  • Grill the chicken on both the sides until it gets browned yet tender
  • Slice the chicken and arrange it overhead of the salad.

Bowl is enriched in

The bowl of salad is here to bring light into your dark days by giving your taste buds the treat they require and the body the nutrition it needs. The giant salad is full of Mediterranean flavours and perfect to complete a meal in a salad bowl.

Pasta salads for weight loss

I know what’s cooking in your head! Obviously, you must be surprised seeing pasta under the weight loss category.  Let me pop that bubble and tell you that pasta too can be made healthy through the following recipes which you can staple in your dietary routine without compromising on taste.

  1. Pesto Caprese pasta salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes            serves:2              type: veg salad

What we need

  • 2 cups Whole wheat fusilli pasta
  • ½ cup broccoli florets, blanched
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ hemp seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ grape tomatoes
  • 1 and ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

How to prepare

  • Add fusilli pasta in a large pot of salted water and boil it for 15-16 minutes on high flame
  • Drain out and next rinse the fusilli under cold water.
  • For pesto, take a food processer and throw basil, hemp oil, 1 cup parmesan cheese, hemp seeds, garlic, and salt and pepper and press the button to allow them to form an amalgamation.
  • Chuck pasta with pesto and tomatoes, broccoli florets with half cup parmesan cheese until the pesto evenly coats the pasta.
  • Serve it and enjoy.

Bowl is enriched in

  • This one is a keeper. The concept behind this delicious pasta salad is consumption of whole grain pasta. Which takes time to digest therefore it turns out that it regulates blood sugar levels and makes no space for belly storage.
  1. Californian Italian pasta salad

Preparation time: 25 minutes         serves:2              type: veg salad

What we need

  • 2 ½ cups Farfalle pasta
  • 2 cups filled with cherry tomatoes, half sliced
  • 1 medium diced zucchini
  • 1 green and red chopped bell peppers
  • 1 finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ spoon paprika
  • 3 tbsp zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1 or 2 sprigs of Parsley

How to prepare

  • Boil pasta in a large pot of salted water and boil it for 15-16 minutes on high flame.
  • Drain out the water and later on rinse the farfalle under cold water
  • Combine the pasta with all diced veggies
  • In a different medium bowl, prepare the dressing by assorting zesty Italian salad dressing, paprika, celery seeds, grated parmesan cheese and garlic powder.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies and give it a tender toss to combine everything.
  • Cover with lid and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight
  • While serving the salad give it a final touch with garnished parsley.

Bowl is enriched in

The delicious bowl of yum is ready with its packed and refreshed flavours to give away major goals to lose weight! This particular salad is favourite of mine as it is a prefect recipe for lunch and dinner. I believe it will become yours too.

How to Lose Belly fat drink

Accompany your healthy salads recipes above with a drink that keeps belly fat in check plus it detoxifies your body not only this the advantages of this process are numerous. Read on how to make a quick and effective recipe that will rid you off the stubborn belly fat within no time. What is more that it is easy to prepare.

  1. Honey and water

What do you need?

  • 1tbsp of honey
  • 1 small lemon
  • ½ cup warm water

How to prepare?

  • In a glass put 1 tbsp of honey and followed by the juice of lemon extract.
  • Fill the glass with warm water. Stir it well
  • Drink it in the morning

The drink is enriched in:

The undeniable drink filled with pinch of honey and freshly squeezed few drops of lemon kickstarts your metabolism rate and get you in the fat burning mode in the beginning. It also improves the digestion. The combination together causes your belly fat to just melt away.

  1. Apple cider vinegar drink

What you need

  • 2tbsp of apple cider vinegar ‘with the mother’
  • 1 cup warm water

How to prepare?

  • Before diluting into water shake apple cider vinegar before using it as the ‘mother settles down on the bottom’. After than pour 2 tbsp into the warm water
  • stir it all wisely until it dilutes completely.
  • Drink it before breakfast

Caution: Do not consume apple cider vinegar directly. Always dilute with water.

The drink is enriched in:

It is said that start your mornings with an Apple cider vinegar drink. It acts as an appetite suppressor and detoxifies the body. I am not done yet apple cider vinegar also stimulates smooth digestion throughout the day as well as keeps your PH levels of the stomach balanced which will help you to get a flat tummy.

  1. Chia seeds drink

What do you need?

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • (250 ml) water
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

How to prepare

  • The initial step is to simply mix chia seeds into water and let it rest for 20 minutes or overnight.
  • Add a pinch of honey onto the glass as per your choice.
  • Sip it up before pre-workout or drink it in the morning

The drink is enriched in:

Chia seeds fill you up by packed protein and omega 3 fatty acids that will shed away your extra stubborn pounds that refuse to go away! Drinking chia seeds drink will give you unconquerable benefits like the one where it regulates your blood streams and in the same time acts as an energy booster. Other benefits? It strengthens the bones as well.

Other than the above wonderful drinks such as green tea or pineapple juice will give you a hand in this journey. Green tea is packed with antioxidants known as catechins which is said by the researchers that drinking tea on a regular basis helps in shrinking of belly. Whereas pineapple juice helps in metabolizing protein and burns away the excess stomach fat.

The Bottom Line

We incorporated everything from tips to salad recipes to belly fat checker to healthy drink. So now that you have it all on your desk quickly rush to a grocery and gather all the ingredients and get set go!!

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