There are many ways to make vegetable salads for the daily breakfast menu, especially for those of you who have a noble mission to make your body healthy. Here I share some easy formulas for making vegetable salads that you can adjust to your needs. Adjusted, because there are times when you want to add meat or also for those who are vegetarians to enjoy it.
How to make vegetable salad as a nutritious food
The choice of vegetables in making a salad has an effect on the nutritional content. Wherever possible use organic and fresh vegetables. The quality of a product depends on its freshness and this will be reflected first by its taste. With quality ingredients, you get full nutrition and maximum enjoyment from a meal – salads are no exception.
Let’s see what vegetable salads you need to make this weekend! By creating nutritious food, we will help maintain the nutrition and immune system of ourselves and our loved ones.
1. Vegetarian Caesar Salad
The unique origin story actually makes Caesar Salad one of the legendary vegetable salad menus. It is said that this classic dish was created because the ingredients ran out at the restaurant owned by Italian immigrants, Caesar Caldini, located in Mexico in the 1920s.
Usually, Caesar Salad has several types of animal protein, namely anchovies (a type of salted fish), hard-boiled eggs, and grilled chicken and Parmesan cheese. If you want to make it without animal elements, then simply prepare Romaine lettuce , olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, lemon juice and of course – croutons. The rest you can prepare English soy sauce (Worcestershire Sauce) and Dijon mustard as the dressing .
2. Easy kale salad
As a modern superfood , kale is famous for its very high nutrition. Luckily, it’s now easier for us to find kale in supermarkets in Indonesia. Because of its lettuce-like shape, kale is also suitable for salads and even soups and drinks.
One easy formula for making kale salad is to combine it with red onions, vinegar, sugar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. If you don’t mind the presence of Parmesan cheese, then use it as a topping.
3. How to make vegetable salad – Yee Sang
Yee Sang dishes are usually enjoyed at the beginning of the year by ethnic Chinese, but in everyday life you can try to combine various elements to make it a healthy dish. What is clear is that you only need to bother buying a few ingredients as a result of how to make this vegetable salad even more special.
Use ingredients like white radish, red peppers, carrots, coriander, limes, red ginger, chili peppers, nuts, and sesame seeds. Optionally if you want animal protein present, it is also necessary to provide sushi-grade salmon slices . Originally there was even the addition of jellyfish and ebi. Prepare plum sauce if you don’t want to bother, because the original mix of sauces for Yee Sang is much more diverse.
4. Almond and quinoa salad
This is the combination of two very contemporary materials. We know that almonds are used in so many recipes and have even been squeezed into a healthy milk for vegetarians. Meanwhile, quinoa is a healthy carb substitute for rice that is getting more and more popular. This time, the two can be combined beautifully and become a nutritious meal!
The trick is to cook the quinoa first. Then mix it with vegetables such as Japanese cucumber, spinach, broccoli, and rocket or arugula leaves. Use butter made from almonds if available, or a topping of crushed almonds. Add olive oil as well as lemon juice and chili powder for a slightly spicy taste.
5. Your favorite vegetable salad
Finally, you can also create various ingredients that you have or you know with your favorite sauce. Usually a salad can be formed from a variety of available ingredients and of course we are increasingly understanding what needs to be combined.
As a final suggestion, how about you combine the following ingredients? Prepare a dressing in the form of mayonnaise sauce or enough olive oil. Then, toss together the curly lettuce, iceberg lettuce, tomato, Japanese cucumber, and sweetcorn. Easy, right?