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Salads, Raitas and Salsas

 Published 2012-Mar-12   Updated 2017-Jul-30
(No Cook Recipes, Quick Cooking Recipes, 15 minute Recipes, Appetizer Salads)

Salad is a mix of different ingredients which could include fresh green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, fruits, sprouts, cooked grains, cooked meat, eggs, nuts, cheese etc. It is always a good idea to include some kinds of salad as part of your regular diet, it may be as an appetizer or as a side salad. Kids will develop a taste for salads if introduced to them even when they are young. The raw vegetables are full of nutrition. They are low in calories yet high in anti-oxidants, vitamins and fiber. It gives a feeling of satisfation and fullness while on diet.

Salads are usually flavored with some spices or a salad dressing. There are many salad dressings available commercially these days which you can use on any busy day. There are also many salad dressings that can be easily made at home. I have shared a few along with the recipes below.

In India, salads are traditionally served in the form of raitas and kachumber. In Raita, the vegetables are mixed with spiced beaten curd. I have a separate page with different raitas that are usually served as accompaniment to a main meal. The kachumbers are usually dressed with a simple lemon dressing. It can be served as an appetizer or as an accompaniment. It is also common to see an assortment of chopped vegetables served in weddings and celebrations along with an exotic meal. Fruits salads are often seen served as dessert with some ice cream. Here is a list of salad varieties that I often make at home which can be had as a light meal or appetizer. We enjoy salads as a family. Make and enjoy these healthy salads today.

Salads as Appetizer or Accompaniments

Avocado Salad Avocado Salad Sprouts Salad Sprouts Salad Chatpata Vegetable Salad Chatpata Vegetable Salad Fresh Fig Salad Fresh Fig Salad
Chikpea Salad Chikpea Salad (Sundal) Asparagus Broccoli StirFry Asparagus Broccoli StirFry Tofu Stir Fry Tofu Stir Fry Chatpata Sprouts Salad Chatpata Sprouts Salad
Spicy Chikpea Salad Spicy Chikpea Salad (Channa Chaat) Sabz Chana Sabz Chana Snakegourd Salad Snakegourd Salad Tricolour Salad Tricolour Salad
Cabbage Salad Cabbage Salad NavadhanyaSundal Navadhanya Sundal    
       
       

Salads as Desserts

Tricolour Fruit Salad Tricolour Fruit Salad Cranberry Chiffon Salad Cranberry Chiffon Salad    
       
       

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