By: Samar Shiraz

Salads are a must have addition to any meal whether it is lunch or dinner. Not only are they delicious, they are also very healthy. Today we bring to you a salad medley of three delicious nutrient packed salad, which can be paired with an easy to whip up, home made vinaigrette.

Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • White vinegar 4 tbsp.
  • Olive oil 4 tbsp.
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Mustard paste 1 tbsp.
  • Red chilli flakes 1 tsp
  • Tabasco sauce 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic powder 1 tsp
  • Maple syrup 1 tbsp.

Method:

Mix in all the above ingredients and whisk until frothy and well combined.

Kale and Apple Salad:

Ingredients:

  • ¬†Apple 1 cube cut
  • Red reddish sliced 4
  • Kale chopped 1 cup
  • Walnuts chopped, handful
  • Sunflower seed 1 tbsp.
  • Cranberries handful

*Vegetables of your choice can be added

Method:

Mix in all the vegetables nuts and seeds and pour in 3 tbsp. of dressing, toss well and serve chilled.

Chickpea Salad:

Ingredients:

  • Boiled chickpeas 1 cup
  • Tomato 1 cube cut
  • Cucumber 1 cup diced
  • Carrots 1 cup shredded
  • Cabbage shredded 1 cup or choice of your own vegetables
  • Spices: Salt pepper, cumin powder 1 tsp, garlic powder 1/2 tsp, paprika 1 tsp, oregano 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp.

Method:

Pour in olive oil in a pan and add chickpeas when oil is hot then add all above spices and seasonings and mix well, remove from heat and cool completely. Take a bowl and add in all the vegetables and chickpeas then pour in dressing as needed and toss well, adjust seasonings accordingly and serve chilled.

Corn Salsa:

Ingredients:

  • Corn 1 cup
  • Cucumber diced 1 cup
  • Tomatoes diced 1
  • Avocado 1 diced
  • Jalapeno 1 chopped
  • Shallots 1 chopped
  • spring onions chopped 1/2 cup

*choice of your own vegetables can be added

Method:

In a mixing bowl pour in all the vegetables, add salt pepper, crushed red chilli 1 tsp, cumin powder 1 tsp, and 1 medium size lime juice, mix all well then pour in 4 tbsp. of vinaigrette and toss, adjust the seasonings accordingly and serve chilled.

 

About the Author:

Samar Shiraz loves to cook and share her recipes. She has a cooking blog at http://samarcooks.com and a YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMZE4_UvQsDfHBo1QghRLA/