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.

Ingredients

Kale leaves100 gm
Quinoa125 gm
Avocado 50 gm
Cherry tomato15 gm
Parsley10 gm
Almond flakes5 gm
For dressing:
Maple syrup

10 ml
Red wine vinegar10 ml
Mustard1 tsp
Crushed garlic2 gm
Olive oil20 ml
Crushed garlic2 gm
Salt and Pepper To taste

Method

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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Ingredients

Organic Red Quinoa40 gms
Red Pepper Whole25 gms
Pomegranate50 gms
Parsley40 gms
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2o gms
Cucumber40 gms
Lemon1
SaltTo taste
Greek Yoghurt50 gms
Black PepperAs per taste
Lettuce Roquette10 gms

Method

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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Ingredients

Chickpeas rinsed and drained (or 3 cups cooked chickpeas)800 gms
Cherry tomatoes1 cup
Crumbled Feta Cheese100 gms
red bell pepper1
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley1- 1/2 cups
Chopped red onion1/2 cup
Chopped celery plus leaves1/2 cup
Extra virgin olive oil3 tbsp
Lemon juice 3 tbsp
Garlic cloves, pressed or minced2
Kosher salt1/2 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp

Method:

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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Ingredients

Homemade Basil pesto100 gm
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp
Salt & pepperAs per taste
Avocado diced1
Cucumber diced100 gms
Arugula leaves50 gms
Cherry tomatoes, cut into two7-8
Brocolli florets100 gms
Onion diced1
Sour creamAs per taste
For Pesto
Basil leaves

200 gms
Walnuts & Almonds50 gms
Parmesan60 gms
Extra virgin Olive oil800 ml
cloves of Garlic2
saltas per taste

Method

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.

Edamame150 gm
Hung Curd50 gm
Spinach200 gm
Mace powder10 gm
Black pepper5 gm
Green cardamom20 gm
Gram flour100 gm
Salt2o gm
Chat masala30 gm
Cumin powder20 gm
Almonds30 gm
Coriander leaves40 gm
Green chilli20 gm
Methi mayonnaise2 tsp
Ghee10 ml

Method

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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