Salad isn’t the most exciting meal. It doesn’t contain any rich, expensive meats. It doesn’t take a long time to prepare. It’s cold. And it’s healthy.
But while that might not make salad the most exciting sounding meal, this isn’t really fair.
For starters, many of those ‘drawbacks’ of salad are actually benefits. How handy is it that something this healthy is also so cheap and so quick? There’s always time for throwing together a salad and it’s something that anyone can afford. Not only that but if you decide you really don’t have time and thus you just want to buy something… even the shop-bought salads are healthier than a lot of alternatives!
And the salad is NOT boring. In fact, salad is so versatile that there should be a salad recipe to please pretty much any palette. Many of these are just as tasty and satisfying as the bigger meals that you are more likely to get excited about! In this post, we’re going to look at some of the best salad recipes that you can get excited about and that nevertheless still provide tons of health benefits. It’s time to get salad back in your roster!
1. Greek Fetta Salad
A Greek feta salad is a fantastic salad for one big reason – it’s a salad that’s built around cheese! And it’s no wonder that this is such a delicious option, seeing as it’s also part of the Mediterranean diet. This is a diet that’s famous for being incredibly healthy despite being so tasty. It also doesn’t have a salad leaf insight, which is something to keep in mind – not every salad needs to include leaves or other ingredients that you might typically associate with salad!
In this case, you’re going to make this salad using simple ingredients. Those are cucumber, red and yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and fetta cheese. Cut the peppers into small cubes, cut the cucumber into halved slices, and then cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Cut the cheese into similarly sized cubes – everything should be roughly the same size. Mix this all up in a salad bowl and serve. It’s that simple!