Quick salads that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere!


Gursshheen Gahllen | Feb 28, 2017 22:18

We all know those health freaks who keep discussing and looking for healthy protein-packed recipes. But, the problem lies in making the time consuming salads. Healthy salads help in increasing protein and vitamin levels of the body. Salads are one of the most effective combination of veggies and fruits that help in flushing out toxins from the body.

Here are some protein-packed salads, which can be consumed as meals. All you need to do is spare just a few minutes for it and enjoy your day at work without filling your stomach heavy and feeling sleepy!

Black Bean Corn Salad

Healthy salads help to increase protein and vitamin levels of the body. Spare few minutes to cook these amazing salads and enjoy your day at work.
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Ingredients –

→ 2 ears of fresh corn

→ 1 cup of chopped red onion

→ 1 can of black beans

→ 1 red bell pepper

→ 1/2 cup of loosely packed fresh chopped coriander

→ 1 avocado

For Dressing on the Salad –

→ 2 tablespoons of vinegar

→ 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

→ 2 tablespoons of honey

→ 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

→ 1 large garlic clove

→ 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano

→ 3/4 teaspoon of cumin

→ 3/4 teaspoon of salt

→ 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Method –

Boil salted water in a pot and add corn to it. Cover it for 10 minutes. Remove the corn from water and let it cool. Place chopped red onions in a bowl full of water for 10 minutes. Place beans in a sieve and run them through cold water. Cut the corn curb by holding it upright in a bowl. Add the beans, red onion, red bell pepper and coriander. Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a blender or mini food processor; process until smooth. Pour the dressing over salad and toss it well. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Right before serving, slice an avocado into half and use a spoon to scoop out the fruit. Toss the salad gently, then taste and add seasoning, if necessary. Add some fresh lime to freshen the salad up.

Serve cold.

Mixed Berry Salad

Healthy salads help to increase protein and vitamin levels of the body. Spare few minutes to cook these amazing salads and enjoy your day at work.
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Ingredients for the Salad –

→ 150 grams of baby rucoli

→ 1/2 cup canned and raw wheat berries each

→ 170 grams of raspberries

→ 170 grams of blueberries

For the Dressing on the Salad –

→ 1/2 cup of olive oil

→ 1/3 cup of lemon juice

→ 2 and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar

Method –

Cook wheat berries. (1/2 cup of raw and 1/2 cup cooked). In large bowl, prepare dressing. Whisk until combined well. Add in rucoli, tossing until evenly coated. Transfer the dressed rucoli into a salad bowl; top it with wheat berries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Immediately serve.

Rainbow Power Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Healthy salads help to increase protein and vitamin levels of the body. Spare few minutes to cook these amazing salads and enjoy your day at work.
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Ingredients for the Salad –

→ large carrots (2-3)

→ 1 medium zucchini

→ 1/4 cup of fresh basil

→ 1 can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)

→ 1 tablespoon of olive oil

→ 1 teaspoon of chili powder

→ 1/2 teaspoon of cumin

→ salt and pepper to taste

For the Dressing on the Salad –

→ Dressing Sauce

Method –

Heat the oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Dry the chickpeas and toss with olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Arrange the entire mixture as a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. Keep stirring the pan in a while to prevent browning. Bake them until the chickpeas are crispy and golden brown. Shred the vegetables using a grater and press a zucchini on top of the salad to remove excess moisture. Toss vegetables in basil. Pour dressing sauce of choice and add the roasted chickpeas.

Serve immediately.

These are the best and yummiest combinations of salads one can have anytime and anywhere!

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