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Saturday, 5 December 2020

7 delicious and easy salads that will also help you lose weight



If you like salads, you will fall in love

You may have the concept in your head that eating a salad is something tremendously boring and that it will leave you hungry.

But you are wrong.


It is a dish that prepared with care and creativity will give you joy, both on your palate and on your figure. And here I have the sample:


1. Salad with broccoli, quinoa and crispy chickpeas

Ingredients for 4 people: 

1 cup of cooked chickpeas; 1 bunch of boiled broccoli; 3 kale leaves; 2 cups of cooked quinoa; radishes cut into slices; 1/2 avocado in squares; 1/2 cup of fresh herbs to taste (mint, dill, basil ...); 1/2 glass of lemon juice; olive oil to taste; salt and pepper

preparation: 

Step 1: Place the drained chickpeas on a baking sheet, with a drizzle of oil, a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast at 180ยบ for 20 minutes until crisp.

Step 2: Put the kale leaves with a chorizo ​​oil, a few drops of lemon, salt and pepper and massage until they are juicy.

Step 3: put all the ingredients together with the cabbage. Finally, include the toasted chickpeas and season with oil and lemon to taste.


2. Crispy noodles salad

Ingredients for 4 people: 

For the salad: 200 grams of thin rice noodles; 150 grams of peas; 1/2 cucumber; 2 spring onions; 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts; 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, chopped; 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint.

For the sauce: 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar; 1 tablespoon of soy; lime zest and juice; 2 tablespoons of sesame oil; 1 clove garlic; 1 tablespoon of brown sugar; pink pepper

preparation:

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the noodles according to package directions. Once drained, put in a bowl and mix with the dressing until well covered.

Step 3: Put the peas in a pot with boiling water and cook 2 minutes, drain and add to the bowl with the noodles.

Step 4: Add the rest of the ingredients. Serve and enjoy


3. Grape, arugula and avocado salad

Ingredients:

For the salad: 6 cups of fresh arugula; 2 cups of seedless grapes; 1 avocado cut into squares; 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese; 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts; 1/2 shallot cut into thin strips.

For the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons of olive oil; 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar; 2 tablespoons of honey; salt and pepper.

preparation: 

Step 1: mix the ingredients for the vinaigrette.

Step 2: mix all the ingredients and add the vinaigrette. Mix and eat.


4. Kale, couscous and cranberry salad

Ingredients for 4 people:

1 cup cranberries; 1 spoon of sugar; 1 1/2 cups of water; 1 cup of couscous; 3 carrots, peeled and sliced; 2 tablespoons of maple syrup; 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 3 cups kale, cut into thin ribbons (kale); 1/2 tablespoon of chopped dill; olive oil

preparation:

Step 1: Put the blueberries together with the sugar in a blender until they are well chopped.

Step 2: Bring water to boil in a saucepan and add the couscous. Cook over low heat and covered for 4 minutes. Add the carrot, maple syrup, vinegar and salt; cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from fire.

Step 3: Once the couscous is removed from the heat and it is still hot, add the kale, which will be cooked with the residual heat.

Step 4: add the dill, oil and blueberry mixture.


5. Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients: 

2 slices of uncured bacon; 1 large, minced shallot; 150 grams of baby spinach; 1 cup sliced ​​strawberries; 2 tablespoons of balsamic oil; 1 tablespoon of honey; 2 tablespoons of olive oil; Kosher salt (optional)

preparation:

Step 1: In a skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and put on a paper to remove excess oil.

Step 2: In the same pan, with the remaining bacon oil, cook the shallot with a pinch of salt, 5 minutes over low heat. At this time add the honey, oil and vinegar, stir and cook 5 more minutes.

Step 3: Remove the pan from the heat and add the spinach, strawberries, and bacon. It mixes well and is served on plates.


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