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Last Updated : May 05,2018



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Indian Vegetarian Salad Recipes

Salads are as close to nature as our food can get! Made of fresh, fibrous and nutritious ingredients tossed with flavoursome dressings, salads are not only healthy but tasty too. Ingredients like fruits, sprouts and veggies come in varied flavours and textures, and when they come together in intelligent combos they kindle one’s appetite and give an instant sense of wellness.
 

Low Cal Salads

Low-calorie salads are eaten by many on a regular basis as they provide abundant nutrition without the risk of gaining weight. Being rich in fibre, salads keep you full for a long time and avoid snack sprees. Plus, the fibre also helps lose weight if the rest of the person’s diet is also conducive to it.

Although most salads contain a bundle of fruits and veggies, what often compromises the calorie count is the dressing, if made with oil, cream, and other such rich ingredients. So, when making low-cal salads, it is important to pay attention to every ingredient. You must go for low-cal curd, low-cal paneer, low-cal dressings, etc. In this Fruit and Veg Salad, for example, we have used low-calorie Thousand Island dressing instead of a fat-loaded dressing made of mayonnaise.

It is also wise to pick fruits and veggies that are low on the calorie count, such as carrot, bell peppers, orange, apple etc.

1. Sprouts and Veggie Salad
2. Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad

You will find dozens of low-cal salad recipes at - so many that you can lunch or snack on a different salad every day of the month and thereafter too!
 

Light Salads

Light salads are accompaniments enjoyed with a regular meal. These are not too heavy, but are made with vibrant ingredients and flavour-givers, which add a splash of colour and flavour to the meal. These salads must ideally be quick and easy to make, because you will be preparing them in addition to other dishes.

Within minutes, you can make a lovely salad of beetroot and garlic, which adds abundant energy to your meal.

You can transform a seemingly regular vegetable salad into an attention grabber by using a peppy dressing, such as in the Vegetable Salad with Lemony Apple Dressing

If you are looking for ideas to make light and colourful salads that instil energy into a meal, head straight to Light Salads Recipes.
 

Quick Salads

In general, everyone knows about the health benefits of salads and agrees that they must be consumed every day as part of our regular diet. However, many people do not have time to prepare salads and skip it. These Quick Salads, made within minutes with easily available ingredients, will be handy for these busy bees. The busier you are, more important it is to consume healthy foods like salads to bust your stress and keep healthy. So, do not compromise at all – start right from today and make yourself a salad every other day!

We always have ingredients like cucumber, tomato and apple at home, so you can make this salad without much ado any time you wish - Cucumber, Apple and Tomato Salad. Likewise, you can also make the most of seasonal fruits and veggies. When orange is in season, go for something like this easy but exotic Lebanese salad - Orange Sesame Tabbouleh. When you feel indulgent, go for something like the Creamy Beetroot and Corn Salad, a rich and creamy salad that can be made without any difficulty.

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Salads with Dressings

Some salads can be eaten plain with just a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, but most salads require a dressing to improve their taste and texture. The dressing has the power to make or break a salad. Even simple ingredients can be converted into an exotic salad fit for a party by using the appropriate dressing!

Check out the peanut dressing on this Thai Veg Salad with Peanut Dressing and the lemony, garlicky olive oil dressing in this bean salad Kidney Bean Salad. And here, we have used olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar to give the vegetable salad an unusual twist - Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work.

Note how the dressing transforms the salads into tongue-tickling delights. For more salad recipes with dressings, check out Salads with Dressing Recipes

 

No-Cooking Salads

Best of all are the recipes that require no cooking – and these salads are typical examples. Resplendent with the natural, raw flavours of the ingredients used, these salads rely on the combination of ingredients to bestow a mouth-watering impact on the diner! Absolutely no cooking is required, which makes these quicker and easier to prepare too. You can enjoy them every day!

This Lebanese salad is usually served with falafels, but it tastes so good that you can enjoy it just by itself - Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh.

Here is a colourful salad that is easy but tasty, with a fabulous lemon juice and olive oil dressing - Cucumber Bean Sprouts and Apple Salad.

As simple as any salad can get, this Cabbage Salad is so tasty that you and your family will crave for it.

A whole lot of mix and toss, no cooking salads are featured on Toss & Mix Salads (No cooking) Recipes, to increase the goodness quotient of your meals without sweating in the kitchen!
 

Salads that make a Meal

It is now becoming increasingly fashionable to have salad meals – and it’s nice to see a healthy trend for a change! Known by names like lunch salads, Buddha bowls, etc. these are really sumptuous salads that can be had in place of a meal like lunch or dinner. These usually combine veggies and fruits with grains and possibly other ingredients like cottage cheese, tofu or mushrooms.

The best part is that most of these salads can be carried to work also to have for lunch. You need to pack the dressing in a separate container, and toss everything together just before eating. Try this healthy lunch salad that’s colourful and vibrantly flavoured too - Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work.

By paying some attention to the ingredients and dressing, you can also make loads of vegan salads like this - Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad

Put together your favourite veggies, pulses and healthy fats, to make a superb salad like this - Masoor, Beets, Zucchini , Peppers Lunch Salad

Game for a salad meal? Take your pick from here - Wholesome Salads Recipes.

The best thing about salads is that you can mix-and-match your ingredients, and come up with an endless variety of salads. Peep into your fridge, pick up all the ingredients that tempt you, and put them together with a peppy dressing to make a bowlful of good health! There’s nothing to hold you back from making a salad. Snacking on salads is a healthy habit that you will be thankful about all your life because it’s healthy, versatile and creative - no holds barred, and available in plenty anywhere in the world, so you never have to go hungry ever again.


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Russian Salad
Recipe# 2136
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The flavour and texture of the Russian Salad is quite different from the standard salads, as it uses parboiled veggies rather than raw ones. When cooking the veggies, ensure that you do not overcook them – because the vibrant colours and crispness of the vegetables have to be retained. Combi ....
Potato Salad ( Cooking with Kids)
Recipe# 2579
23 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A cheesy, creamy salad that’s sure to steal your heart, the Potato Salad is a delight to behold as well as bite into! Dainty baby potatoes are combined with crunchy capsicum, crisp lettuce and a cheesy, creamy dressing. The surprise element in this salad is the addition of crunchy, garlicky crou ....
Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodle Salad in Hot and Sour Dressing
Recipe# 22546
22 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Variety is the spice of life, and that holds true for our food too. Have you noticed that if you bring together myriad textures and flavours into a single bowl, the dish is always more exciting to behold and consume? The Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodle Salad in Hot and Sour Dressing fits the bill ....
Watermelon Feta Salad
Recipe# 38359
19 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This Watermelon Feta Salad is a very unusual, quick and easy. The combination of watermelon with feta cheese and honey dressing taste really good. Love the refreshing taste of watermelon in your salad, then do try it with other combos like Wat ....
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Recipe# 36699
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang, this Salads features a wide assort ....
Burnt Sweet Corn Salad, Burnt American Sweet Corn Salad
Recipe# 1236
06 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burnt sweet corn has a special, irresistible flavour somewhat akin to corn on the cob, roasted on an open flame. Here is an easy-to-make and convenient-to-serve delight with the same magical taste of burnt corn. Sweet corn is sautéed on a high flame till slightly burnt and then tossed with oth ....
Mango Raita
Recipe# 41687
04 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling raita that you must try in the mango season. The flavour of mangoes combines beautifully with the pleasant taste and creaminess of fresh curds. Slightly sweetened and tinged with cardamom, the Mango Raita tastes heavenly. Make sure the curd is fresh and not sour, or it will spoil t ....
Cucumber, Tomato and Peanuts in Sweet and Sour Dressing
Recipe# 453
21 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fresh cucumber and tomatoes in a sweet sour dressing with crunchy peanuts.
Basic Coleslaw Recipe
Recipe# 42590
18 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coleslaw is an awesome salad that’s become an integral part of American cuisine! Made of juicy, crunchy and colourful veggies with complementary flavours and textures, the salad is bound together with creamy mayonnaise and seasoned with a dash of pepper. Ca ....
Fruit and Vegetable Raita
Recipe# 22181
16 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A combination of fruits and vegetables gives this raita a welcome blend of flavours – sweet, savoury and tangy as well. Not only that, the chosen fruits and vegetables also bring in a variety of textures, from mushy bananas and crunchy grapes to soft apples and juicy cucumbers. In short, this ....
Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad
Recipe# 41985
30 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad is a super tasty and exciting way to consume power-packed ingredients like quinoa, beans and veggies. It has ingredients of various textures, which gives you a wonderful mouth-feel. The Orange Vinaigrette Dressing, which combines orange juice with honey, herbs an ....
Summer Veg Salad
Recipe# 1761
26 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad is a mélange of flavors and colors. It is quiet refreshing with the combination of fresh vegetables and tangy pineapple prepared in citrus sweet dressing. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce, it adds a definite crunch to the salad. Serve immediately and ....
Chatpatta Chana and Potato Salad
Recipe# 48
26 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling salad is a desi dream come true! Cooked chana and potato cubes are dressed in a characteristically Indian way, with a lemony mix of chaat masala and cumin seeds powder. Laced with sesame oil and dotted with chopped coriander, this peppy dressing transforms the ingredients ....
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita
Recipe# 3594
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Merly , we are delighted you liked our salad recipes. Thanks for the feedback.
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10 Mar 18 11:13 AM
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
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please send me some indian dishr=es recipes and also some unique indian salads recipes i am always looking this site
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ashean, there are loads of Indian Salads in this collection. Happy cooking.
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21 Mar 18 03:09 PM
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Akash: We are delighted you loved the salad collection.
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