Make Delicious and Original Salads With These Recipes
As cuisine becomes richer, salads are no longer a bland dish or a simple side dish to accompany the main feature. In this article, we'll give you some ideas to make unconventional salads that are likely to surprise you.
Salads are a very appealing dish, especially during the hot summer months. They’re one of the easiest meals to make. They don’t take too much time to prepare and allow you to adapt them by using your favorite ingredients. Here are some original salads to break the monotony of your meals!
Spinach, goat cheese, and pineapple salad
- 5 ounces of spinach leaves
- 2.5 ounces of goat’s cheese
- 2 ounces of mushrooms
- 2 ounces of bacon
- 1 tomato
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 2 pineapple slices
- Toasted bread
- Olive oil
To make this salad (that falls under the original salads category), start by washing the spinach leaves and placing them in the salad bowl, where you will serve the salad.
Cut the tomato into small pieces and add it to the bowl. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms with a little salt and olive oil in a pan. Add the slices of bacon and fry it along with the mushrooms, then set it to one side to let it cool down.
Break the toasted bread into small pieces and add all of the ingredients to the salad bowl, along with the pieces of goat’s cheese. Lastly, make a vinaigrette with the vinegar, olive oil, pineapple and pepper. Mix all of the ingredients together and there you have it, ready to serve!
Caribbean salad, another one of our original salads
- 2 eggs
- A tangerine
- An orange
- 1 tomato
- Chicken breast
- Half a pineapple
To make this recipe, start by boiling the eggs until they’re hard and firm. Meanwhile, in a pan with a little oil, cook the chicken breast and season it with salt. Once you do that, let the eggs and the chicken cool down.
Then, peel the pineapple and cut it into slices, do the same thing with the orange and the tomato. split the tangerine into segments and chop the lettuce. Remember it’s important to wash each ingredient properly before cooking with it.
To make the vinaigrette use the lemon juice, one tablespoon of mustard and two tablespoons of honey. Mix all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and there you have it: another recipe for original salads that you can serve immediately.
Vegetarian tofu salad
- Lettuce mix
- 3.5 ounces of tofu
- 3.5 ounces of fresh cheese
- 2 tomatoes
- A can of white asparagus
- An onion
- Olive oil
Start by washing the lettuce and cutting it whichever way you like. Do the same with the tomatoes, but make sure you cut them into large pieces. Cut the cheese and tofu into cubes and cut the asparagus in half. You can cut the onion in a very fine julienne.
Once you have all of the ingredients chopped up, there’s nothing left to do but put them together in a salad bowl and enjoy the freshness and mix of flavors.
Avocado and salmon salad
- 5.3 ounces of smoked salmon
- 5.5 ounces of shrimp
- 4 avocados
- A lemon
- Island sauce
- A sprig of parsley
To make this recipe from our original salads list, prepare the avocados, peel them and cut them into cubes and sprinkle some lemon juice on top. Mix everything with a tablespoon of capers and add a dash of island sauce according to your liking.
Meanwhile, boil the shrimp in salt water, drain them and wash well with cold water. Once they cool down, peel and place them in a bowl along with the avocado and salmon.
Lastly, add salt to taste, along with the island sauce. There you go, a salad that’s ready to serve.
In conclusion, you can make many different and original salads that provide you with a wide variety of nutrients for your body. As you’ve seen, there are vegetarian options as well and you can always adapt the recipe to your priorities and preferences. You can definitely make lots of recipes depending on your taste and liking.