WHOLESOME & NUTRI-RICH SALADS
A salad technically may be described as a usually cold dish consisting of vegetables, such as lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, covered with a dressing and sometimes containing seafood, meat, eggs or simply vegan or vegetarian as well. Some classify salads on the basis of any of various usually cold dishes: such as raw greens (such as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing, small pieces of food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (such as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin.
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Talking about the basic five types of salads, any of a wide variety of dishes that fall into the following principal categories: green salads; vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. Today’s definition of salad is a variety of cold dishes that include small pieces of food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) mixed with a dressing or mayonnaise. To put it simply, if it’s dressed you can feel confident calling it a salad!
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Lettuce alone is not a salad, even chopped. Embellish it with some cherry tomatoes, diced red onion, bacon bits, blue cheese dressing and a healthy grind of black pepper and you’ll have a salad. Yet there’s another definition that’s relevant to the “is potato salad a salad” debate. In a broader sense, a salad is defined as a dish made up of cut meat, seafood, eggs, pasta, or fruit that’s mixed with a dressing and served cold. Hence potato salad, chicken salad, and pasta salad. To list a few more examples starting up with macaroni, Macaroni salad is a type of pasta salad, served cold and made with cooked elbow macaroni that is usually prepared with mayonnaise. Much like potato salad or coleslaw in its use, it is often served as a side dish to barbecue, fried chicken, or other picnic-style dishes. While the list of vegetables that can go into a salad is vast and varied The list of salad vegetables includes broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, endive, escarole, green onions, lettuce, mushrooms, peas, bell peppers, chilli peppers, radishes, romaine, spinach and tomatoes. The five basic elements to a salad include There are five elements to a perfect salad: greens, sweetness, creaminess, crunchiness, and dressing.
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Here are a few simple yet scrumptiously designed Salads to suit us all year round:
Recipe-1] QUICK FIX TOSSED SALAD
Recipe-2] BERRY RELISH SALAD
Recipe-3] PICK – CHOOSE AND TOSS SALAD
Recipe- 4] SUNRISE SPECIAL SALAD
Recipe- 5] BEAN AND VEGGIE TOSS SALAD
Recipe- 6] HERBED CHEESY POTATO SALAD
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.