Any meal and lunch daily rarely pass without delicious salads, pleasing to the eye and taste. This is the most popular cold dishes, giving unlimited possibilities to combine products and create new flavor combinations. But, unfortunately, not all salads are equally useful. Classic Olivier salad in mayonnaise, for example, a real calorie bomb. But light salads of vegetables or fruits, flavored olive oil or balsamic tart is quite another thing.
Why salad “light”?
First, let’s understand why some salads are called “light” and the other “heavy”? Criteria two: the caloric value and ease of digestion. Light salads are usually prepared on the basis of plant foods: all kinds of vegetables, fruits (fresh or canned), carrots, herbs and spices. Vegetables contain little calories, are easily digested and do not create heaviness in the stomach. As a dressing they normally use olive or sunflower oil, vinegar, lemon juice or a special sauce made with low fat yogurt. For heavy-duty typical use of a large number of cheese, meat, sausages, smoked meat, mayonnaise or salad atypical products (e.g., cooked noodles). Most of these products on individually digested normally, but in the same plate in the form of salad just “fall” into the stomach a heavy stone. Continue reading
In my opinion, beets are a versatile product. It goes well with other vegetables, fish, poultry, vegetables and even fruit. It is suitable for cooking a variety of dishes – both simple and exquisite.
I like beets that you can cook inexpensive and tasty salads . My favorite salad “Nesvizh” . It’s something like herring under a fur coat, only much simpler because the ingredients are not laid out in layers, and are cut and shuffled.
Salad “Nesvizh” we need:
beets boiled – 2 pieces;
boiled carrots – 2 PCs.;
boiled potatoes – 4 PCs.;
onion – 1 PC.;
herring (fillet) – 150 g;
parsley – to taste.
It is obscenely simple: all cut into cubes, mixed with herbs and dressed with mayonnaise. The taste is just amazing! Continue reading
Salad with tuna and tomatoes
Spring salad with tuna and fresh vegetables can beautify any holiday table, and great nutritional properties of the tuna make it a treat rather hearty and healthy dish.
For this recipe you can prepare several types of salad with various taste, if, instead of canned tuna to use any fillet of hot-smoked fish, such as catfish or mackerel.
We will need:
1 Bank of canned tuna (one fillet of hot-smoked fish),
Thick 3 ripe tomatoes (very impressive look of the tomatoes),
1 bunch leafy vegetables (Romaine, frills, iceberg, ruccola, Basil),
1 can pitted black olives,
4 hard-boiled eggs,
a bit of lemon zest (to taste),
olive oil mixed 1:1 with lemon juice. Continue reading