Try these healthy salad recipes at home and say hello to a fit body!

Mishkaat Imrani
Apr 07, 2022 05:30 IST
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Try these healthy salad recipes at home and say hello to a fit body!

It's world health day today and so if you are planning to make your meals more nourishing, then try these healthy salad recipes by chefs that are not just nutritious but also delicious.

You are what you eat and so its' time you add some mouthwatering and healthy dishes to your daily meal. We've curated this list of healthy salad recipes by chefs that are easy to make and will fill your belly in a delicious way! So, wear that apron and be a chef for the day!

1. Quinoa and Kale

This quick recipe of Quinoa and Kale salad by Chef Navneet Choudhary of Cult House | Terra, Pune is a must-try. It has all the healthy ingredients and a subtle sweet flavour.



Kale leaves 100 gm
Quinoa 125 gm
Avocado 50 gm
Cherry tomato 15 gm
Parsley 10 gm
Almond flakes 5 gm
For dressing:

Maple syrup

10 ml
Red wine vinegar 10 ml
Mustard 1 tsp
Crushed garlic 2 gm
Olive oil 20 ml
Crushed garlic 2 gm
Salt and Pepper To taste


Clean all the ingredients in cold water. Boil the Quinoa for 5 minutes and keep it in the freezer for cooling. Finely cut the kale leaves. Add diced cherry tomato and chopped parsley as per your need. For Dressing, mix all the above ingredients and infuse the olive oil in it. Take a mixing bowl, mix all the salad ingredients and then add dressing to it. Toss all the ingredients with the dressing. Garnish with a handful of almond flakes and chopped parsley. Drizzle the olive oil on top.

2. Quinoa Salad with lavash bread

Another fun recipe with Quinoa by Chef Md Feroz of LMNO_Q, Kolkata, this salad is filling and a great replacement for your snack time. Make this and enjoy a fresh bowl of salad with lavash bread.

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Organic Red Quinoa 40 gms
Red Pepper Whole 25 gms
Pomegranate 50 gms
Parsley 40 gms
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2o gms
Cucumber 40 gms
Lemon 1
Salt To taste
Greek Yoghurt 50 gms
Black Pepper As per taste
Lettuce Roquette 10 gms


Boil the quinoa with 2 cups of water in slow heat until it the quinoa gets soft. Cut the bell pepper and cucumber into small cubes. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients except the Greek yogurt. Before serving, the salad takes the salad bowl and put Greek yogurt in the middle of the salad bowl. Take a ring mould, put the salad into the mould and serve with lavash bread.

3. Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad 

The chickpeas will keep you full for hours while the fresh veggies will add a juicy crunch to it. Make this plate of Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad by Chef Biswajit Das of  Farmaaish Rooftop Lounge and Bar, Pune, and enjoy a healthy munching.

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Chickpeas rinsed and drained (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas) 800 gms
Cherry tomatoes 1 cup
Crumbled Feta Cheese 100 gms
red bell pepper 1
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1- 1/2 cups
Chopped red onion 1/2 cup
Chopped celery plus leaves 1/2 cup
Extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Garlic cloves, pressed or minced 2
Kosher salt 1/2 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp


In a large bowl, add the chickpeas, bell pepper, parsley, red onion, celery, and cherry tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, and season to taste with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the dressing to the chickpea mixture and toss to coat. Before serving, sprinkle the feta on the ready-mix, and add more salt and pepper to taste.

4. Avocado Pesto Salad 

If you are team Avocados, try this recipe by Chef Radhika Jalan, Owner & Founder of La Macario Cafe, Kolkata. Perfect for late weekend brunch, this recipe is happy and hearty.

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Homemade Basil pesto 100 gm
Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Salt & pepper As per taste
Avocado diced 1
Cucumber diced 100 gms
Arugula leaves 50 gms
Cherry tomatoes, cut into two 7-8
Brocolli florets 100 gms
Onion diced 1
Sour cream As per taste
For Pesto

Basil leaves

200 gms
Walnuts & Almonds 50 gms
Parmesan 60 gms
Extra virgin Olive oil 800 ml
cloves of Garlic 2
salt as per taste


In a bowl, mix all veggies except Avocado and mix pesto, salt, pepper, and olive oil in it. To this mixture, add Avocado cubes and arugula at the end. Now add drops of sour cream and serve.

5. Edamame Galouti Kebab

Though this next recipe by  Chef Prakash Joshi of Kynd Cafe and Bar Pune is not a salad, we couldn't help but share it as it's super healthy. Made with Edemame and the goodness of spinach, this one will accompany your salad bowl with something yumm and colourful. Do try and enjoy some melt-in-mouth healthy kebabs.


Edamame 150 gm
Hung Curd 50 gm
Spinach 200 gm
Mace powder 10 gm
Black pepper 5 gm
Green cardamom 20 gm
Gram flour 100 gm
Salt 2o gm
Chat masala 30 gm
Cumin powder 20 gm
Almonds 30 gm
Coriander leaves 40 gm
Green chilli 20 gm
Methi mayonnaise 2 tsp
Ghee 10 ml


First take hung curd then add Chopped Edamame , Blanched Spinach ,chopped green chili, coriander leaves, gram flour, dried fruits, salt, mace powder, and freshly cracked black pepper. Mix well all the ingredients, making sure the Edamame ,Spinach and hung curd are combined well. Do not over knead and prepare small sized patties or kababs. Now, shallow fry kababs in hot plate with ghee till the kababs turn golden brown. Drain the kabab into kitchen paper to remove excess oil. Finally, serve the Edamae kabab with methi mayonnaise.

We hope now you know what to cook next when you are craving something nice. Let us know which one of these healthy salad recipes are you going to try.

Also Read: These healthy recipes by Mish Sen will keep you nothing but fit!

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