A new year offers a chance at a new start, and for many people, that means making changes to their diet and trying to eat a little more healthy. There are so many healthy dishes out there that offer everything you want in terms of taste and flavor, and you might not have even tried them yet.
If you’re looking to keep your New Year’s resolutions on track, we’re going to talk about some of the salads that you should definitely try out. Salads have a bad rep for some people, but there’s no reason why that should be the case. Here’s a few salad ideas that’ll give you exactly what you’re looking for.
Classic Cobb Salad
There’s a reason why the classic cobb salad has been so popular for so long. It combines different meats, bacon and chicken, but what really makes a cobb salad special is the vinaigrette, so when creating your own, this is where you’ll need to focus your attention. A red wine vinaigrette is what you should be looking to make if you want to be true to the classic cobb salad recipe, but you can experiment with it and add different ingredients until you find the vinaigrette that’s perfect for you.
Spinach Salad with Apples and Walnuts
Lots of people are still hesitant about putting apples in a salad, but don’t know it until you’ve tried it because it really does work and it works a lot better than you might expect. Spinach and walnuts compliment the apple really well, so a spinach, apple and walnut salad is what you should try to perfect in 2021 if you haven’t done so already. It’s all topped off with feta cheese or another kind of goat’s cheese if you prefer.
Couscous Salad with Feta, Chickpeas, and Herbs
If you want to create a more middle eastern themed salad, couscous is what you have to start with. Couscous, feta, chickpeas and the right blend of herbs results in a truly delicious salad. If you’ve always thought that couscous isn’t really or you and you’ve never seen what all the fuss is about, you should first try it as part of a perfect middle eastern salad such as this one. It might just change your mind.
Crab is a delicious seafood meat and it’s a fantastic option when making a salad. This crab salad recipe from Yellow Bliss Road is a perfect example of what you can do with crab when it comes to creating a delicious salad. The creamy crab concoction is perfect with some lettuce and is very filling too. If you’re looking for a hearty salad that tastes great while also packing in plenty of vegetables, a good crab salad is exactly what you’re looking for.
Lemon and Tuna Steak Salad
A tuna steak salad is always a good option when you’re looking for a hearty salad with a little more to it. And the perfect combination to tuna steak when making a salad is lemon. Even if it doesn’t sound too special on the surface, you should wait and see how it tastes before you dismiss it because it’s a combination that can work wonders, especially when combined with fresh leafy greens and beans.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is a good starting point for a salad, and when combined with meditarranean flavors and ingredients, it gets even better. A red wine and oregano dressing goes very well with this kind of salad, and the chunks of vegetables added to the quinoa make it healthy and filling. You can add some goat’s cheese to add an extra dose of flavor, and you’ll find it makes the ideal lunch.
The Greek salad is another classic and one that certainly shouldn’t be overlooked if you want to create a salad that’s going to be delicious and filling. The combination of olive oil, olives, feta, tomato and cucumber is wonderful. And although it’s simple and we’ve all eaten it many times before, it never gets old. That’s a true sign of a wonderfully delicious salad.
Each of these salad ideas offers something new and unique, so be sure to make the most of them. If you’ve never tried them before, give them a go and see if they could become a staple dish in your weekly meal rotation. Every salad mentioned here makes a great lunch option.Hi I'm glad your here! I love to cook, bake and try new recipes. I enjoy food photography and reviewing products. Hope you enjoy my recipes, thanks for visiting! Sheila