Many people eat salad to lose weight. However, not all salads are created equal. You have to keep in mind that your salad needs to have the right ingredients to make it a weight loss salad. The key is to make sure that the salad is low in fats and calories yet, satisfying enough to keep you full.
This healthy Indian weight loss salad recipe uses the right ingredients to help you lose weight. Low-calorie Romaine lettuce, protein from mung bean sprouts and mixed nuts, and vitamins, fiber, and minerals from apples, bell peppers, carrots, and pomegranate. Instead of a heavy creamy dressing, this salad uses a light tangy vinaigrette. Olive oil is a healthy fat source. As this salad is healthy, delightful, and ready in a flash, this will surely be your next favorite weight loss meal.
This recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. Serves 3 to 4.
• 1 tbsp lemon juice
• 1 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• ¼ tsp salt
• ¼ tsp pepper
• 2 cups of roughly chopped Romaine lettuce
• ¾ cup of mung bean sprouts
• ½ cup of diced apples
• ½ cup of diced bell peppers
• ½ cup of grated carrots
• ½ cup of pomegranate arils
• ½ cup of packaged mixed nuts with dried cranberries, chopped
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice and honey until well combined.
Slowly pour olive oil into the bowl while whisking continuously.
Season with salt and pepper, then whisk well.
Add lettuce, mung bean sprouts, apples, bell peppers, carrot, pomegranate arils, and mixed nuts.
Toss well, then transfer to a serving dish.
Ideas And Tips:
This salad is best served freshly tossed but you can make the vinaigrette ahead of time. You can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Aside from Romaine lettuce, you can use other types of lettuce, arugula, Napa cabbage, endive, radicchio, puntarelle, escarole or spinach.
You may substitute honey with molasses, corn syrup, maple syrup or agave nectar.
Aside from mung bean sprouts, you can use alfalfa sprouts, sunflower sprouts or adzuki bean sprouts.
Aside from apple, you may use peach, pear, Mandarin orange, pomelo, kiwi, melon, papaya, avocado or mango.
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