Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

When you hear salad, what comes to mind? Different varieties of veggies mixed and sometimes eaten or accompanied with mayonnaise, right? WRONG! Know more about Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

Salads are more than just veggies combo!

A bit history about salads, Salads’ existence has been dated back to the Roman and Greek eras. Even Persians and some parts of Asia, India, and China precisely, love to eat mixed veggies with different toppings and dressings to make a kind of mixed salad.

TYPES OF SALAD.

Below are some salads you may never know exists and methods to help you prepare a plate or bowl of them, all by yourself.

 1. GARDEN SALAD

Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

This is quite the common and popular kind of salad. Green salad, also known as Green Lead. Garden Salad is a raw-leaf-diet on a plate that consists of leafy veggies like lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, spring onions, green or red peppers, parsley, mushrooms, tomatoes, and some peas.

Preparing Garden Salad.

Ingredients.

 1.  Veggies of the desired choice.

 2. A jar of mayonnaise(optional)

 3. A spoon of oil

 4. Garnishes of desired choice(optional)

Method.

 1.  Rinse all your veggies thoroughly. If you’re using carrots, peel off the outer layer of the carrots neatly.

 2. Cut or chop your veggies into desired sizes in separate bowls.

 3. Cut your garnishes as well into desired sizes together in a single bowl.

 4. Sequentially, pour a heap of each veggie and garnish until you have mixed both the veggies and the garnish. You can add the mayonnaise at the point and mix the mixtures neatly and thoroughly.

 5. Pour a spoonful of vegetable, sunflower, or soybeans oil on the mixture. Then, your salad is ready to be enjoyed.

 2.  FRUIT SALAD

Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

Fruit salad is slightly different from garden salad. It is a combination of different kinds of mixable fruits as against the green, leafy combos in the garden salad. Do you know a fruit cocktail is an example of a fruit salad?

The juice of these fruits can be extracted and mixed to give a blend of various fruit tastes. You can make this your plus-one when planning your next event!

Preparing Fruit Salad.

Ingredients:

1. Different kinds of fruits of your choice

 2. Food flavoring (vanilla or strawberry preferably)

 3. A cup of water.

Method:

 1. Wash and peel your fruits into small chops.

 2. Remove seeds from fruits containing seeds.

 3. Remember to preserve as much juice as can as you chop your fruits.

 4. If you are using fruits like bananas and mangoes or other fruits that soften up real fast, chop and add them to the combo lastly.

 5. Mixed your chopped fruits, scoop after scoop, to even them out in the bowl.

 6. Add your food flavor and mix them neatly and thoroughly.

 7. If you don’t have enough juice, supplement with a little bit of water.

 8. Keep in the freezer for about an hour.

 9. Serve with snacks of your choice.

However, if you’ll be going for the fruits blend, tropical, for instance, you can follow the steps below:

 1. Cut the fruits(pineapple, mangoes, oranges, lemon, and banana) into bendable sizes.

 2. Extract the juice with a juice extractor or you can blend them and sieve out the residues.

 3. Add your flavor (preferably pineapple or citrus) and a yellow food color which is strictly optional.

 4. Add a little sugar syrup if you have any, which is also optional. It

 5. Stir the mixture neatly and preserve it in the fridge for about 2 hours.

 6. Serve in a cocktail glass and enjoy your party.

 3.DINNER SALAD

Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

In some parts of the United States, Salads are the meal of the day. They are served as the main course, hence, they are called main course salads. Alongside veggies, main course salads contain little pieces of poultry such as chicken, seafood such as shrimp, a medium-rare cooked steak, and lots of cheese.

How to prepare Dinner Salad.

Ingredients:

 1. Veggies similar to Garden salad

 2.  Garnishes similar to Garden Salad.

 3. 2 spoons full of oil.

Method:

It is prepared similarly to the Garden salad. Follow the method of the Garden salad but steam the mixture for about 5 minutes and serve with side dishes of your choice.

4. BOUND SALAD:

Salad : Types, Recipe And Health Benefits

 Have you heard about chicken salad, potato salad, rice salad, tuna salad and coleslaw salad? If you have, they are examples of bound salads. These salads are arranged with rich sauce such as the life saving mayonnaise such that a portion of this salad has it’s own defined shape when scooped on a plate. Bound salads are well known at evening parties,picnics, pool and barbecues party.

Preparing Bound Salad.

This depends on the kind of bound salad you want to prepare.

For meat bound salads, you need:

 1.  Your preferred meat.

 2. Vegetable oil.

 3. Salt and seasoning cubes.

 4. Onions and spices.

 5. Irish potatoes

 6. Corn flour(for minced meat)

 Method:

1. Boil your meat till it’s tender with the seasoning, spice and salt with onions.

 2. Fry the meat and do well to add some garlic and ginger here too.

 3. If you’re using minced meat, add a bit of water and thicken it with a spoon or two of corn flour to give you a thick sauce. This is if you’re using your bound salad as a filling.

 4. Serve with veggies of your choice or fill into any pastries as the case may be.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SALADS.

 1.  Salads aids digestions.

 2. They function as important vitamin suppliers.

 3. Do you know salads are your best friends in a weight loss journey? Salads help in weight loss.

 4. They are important food components for pregnant women as it supplies them with a wide range of nutrients.

 5. Salads are perfect anti-oxidants and detoxification agents.

Conclusion

Now you know more about salad : types, recipe and health benefits. They are so simple to prepare, less strenuous, and time friendly. They are cost-friendly too. Explore salads starting today and thank us later.

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