Colourful and nutritious salad recipes

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Salad is the quintessential summer food. What’s better than opening the fridge, grabbing four ingredients, and preparing one of those quick and nutritious salads after returning from the beach? It’s an easy, economical, and very versatile dish. If you think you don’t like salad, it’s because you haven’t personalized it enough. Not only can you add whatever you want, but there are also dressings for salads that can add flavor to your days.

So, if the only excuse you can think of for not preparing a salad is the lack of nutrients, we regret to inform you that there are many ways to create protein-rich salads very quickly, here are some ideas for you!

Protein-rich salads

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Grilled chicken salad with strawberries and spinach

To prepare it, simply grill the chicken and cut it into strips. Then, mix fresh spinach with sliced strawberries and then add the chicken. This is a great option for those looking for salads without tomatoes but with something red and plenty of protein. If you like, you can dress it with a light balsamic vinegar and olive oil vinaigrette.

Quinoa salad with avocado and hard-boiled egg

Quinoa is the main ingredient in most protein-rich salads. Along with avocado and hard-boiled egg, you’ll get a mixture full of flavor and textures. To prepare it, we recommend boiling the egg the night before so it’s already cold before eating. The next step would be to cook the quinoa following the package instructions. While the quinoa cools, cut the avocado. Mix everything gently and season with lemon and cilantro to enhance the flavors.

Quick Salads

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Tuna, Chickpea, Cucumber, and Cherry Tomato Salad

This quick salad option is based on the combination of chickpeas, tuna, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber. In reality, you can add any ingredients you like, even black olives! And, despite its easy preparation, it’s also high in protein thanks to the chickpeas! Once you try it, it will enter your top 5 best recipes for the summer.

Chickpea Salad with Salmon and Mozzarella

If you prefer salads without tomatoes, you can make variations of the same version. For example, you can take the same chickpeas and combine them with salmon, mozzarella, and pumpkin seeds. Another option would be to change the type of legume, as you can also use lentils or beans. The key is to vary and try to identify the ingredients that you like the most or that suit you best. Plus, if you cook all the chickpeas at once, you’ll save time and energy!

Beet and Carrot Salad with Yogurt Dressing

The world of colorful salads revolves around beets, and it’s logical! Have you ever seen a rainbow in a Kuoko ceramic bowl? These low-calorie salads are the closest thing. To prepare them, you should grate the beet and carrot. Then, prepare a light dressing based on Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, and fresh dill. Mix everything well and enjoy!

As you can see, preparing a good salad is a matter of taste and a lot of imagination. Don’t be afraid to try new things! At Kuoko, we’re sure that if you venture to try any of these salads, you won’t want to leave the kitchen. And, if besides proteins and calories, you care about your kitchen utensils being free of toxins, we recommend taking a look at our catalog.