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Three healthy salads that actually work wonders!

Salads are the go-to dishes for health-conscious people. Full of proteins and vitamins, they offer us an easy way out to satiate our hunger and go easy with whatever the main course is (that is, in most cases). We are thus offering three exciting health-centric salads that you can get started with today. They are:

  • Healthy Couscous Salad Recipe

  • Healthy Italian Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe | Mevolife

  • Healthy Avocado Guacamole & Feta Salsa Salad with Cheese Recipe | Mevolife

We welcome you to check out these three easy salad recipes that don’t take more than 10 mins to get ready and more than five minutes to be eaten. They are easy to prepare and are the perfect options to take to work or enjoying as a versatile side dish. These power-packed and delicious salads can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

1. Healthy Couscous Salad Recipe

The weekend is here. Yes, it is my favorite part of the week am I am pretty sure it’s yours too. Fridays are meant for friends, especially the closed ones. For weekends, this salad is the perfect companion to your lunches and dinners, and here’s just how you can get started with it.

Ingredients

  • Couscous 100 gms

  • Vegetable Stock 200 ml

  • Spring Onion 2 Pieces

  • Red Pepper 1

  • Cucumber 1/2

  • Feta Cheese 50 gms

  • Pesto 2 Tbsp

Method

  • Dip couscous into a large bowl.

  • Pour over the stock.

  • Cover it and leave for 10 mins until the mixture becomes fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed.

  • Meanwhile, slice the onions and pepper and dice the cucumber.

  • Add these to the couscous, fork through pesto, crumble in feta, then sprinkle over pine nuts to serve.

Nutritional Info

  • Serves 4

  • Calories 384Kcal, Total Fat 16.2g, Carbs 53.1g, Sugars 5.6g, Fiber 5.9g, Protein 12.4g, Sodium 519.8mg, Potassium 207mg

2. Healthy Italian Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Who doesn’t love Cold or Hot salad bowls? And who doesn’t know pesto pasta salad recipes? We are sure you guys can’t get enough of this simple dinner idea. Brown-rice, gluten-free brand of pasta is used here for that little extra healthier punch plus it cooks fast whilst the chicken is sautéing. The first time this recipe was put to action, it stole the limelight at a dinner party like a boss.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz package pasta (gluten-free)

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced

  • 1 sliced onion

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1/3 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce

  • Arugula leaves (Optional)

Method

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes and then drain.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic until tender, then stir in chicken. Season with salt & black pepper. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through.

  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes, onion, arugula leaves and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.

Nutritional Info

  • Serves 8

  • Nutritional value per serve: Calories 326 Kcal, Fat 10 g, Carbs 40 g, Protein 17 g Next up is another sizzler that is popular in western countries for its exceptional health benefits, and the relative ease of making.

3. Healthy Avocado Guacamole & Feta Salsa Salad with Cheese Recipe

It’s the summer special GUACAMOLE & FETA SALSA. As it is the tomatoes in the traditional salsa are keeping the sanity of the recipe alive for ages, the addition of guacamole gives it a distinct color and flavorful texture. Feta also does what it does best- it boosts the creaminess of the salsa. It’s fresh, delicious, a summer special and surely a hit among people who love food. Make it today and serve it with pita or vegetable chips and enjoy your weekend.

Ingredients

  • 1 plum tomatoes, chopped

  • 1/2 ripe avocado – peeled, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion

  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced

  • 1-1/2 tsp snipped fresh parsley

  • 1-1/2 tsp chopped fresh oregano

  • 1-1/2 tsp olive oil

  • 1-1/2 tsp red or white wine vinegar

  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Method

1. Gently stir tomatoes, avocados, onion, and garlic in a bowl.

2. Mix in parsley and oregano. Gently stir in olive oil and vinegar. Then stir in feta.

3. Cover and chill ideally for 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Info

Serves 6

Nutritional value per serve: Calories 67kcal, Fat 6g, Carbs 3g, Protein 2g

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