Don’t say if the salad has a diet too, because it does! 😊 In Turkish food culture, salads are seen as an accompaniment rather than a main course. However, we do not have to be limited to shepherd’s salad or seasonal salad. We can prepare colorful and delicious salads consisting of various vegetables, nuts and even fruits. Did we add healthy grains to it too 😎 … We have compiled both delicious and practical diet salad recipes for those who are bored with classic recipes. You will love these salads, which give a health explosion both with their sauce and their ingredients. Let’s get you right below for those salad recipes that will answer all your questions such as what to put in diet salad or squeeze lemon into diet salad!
1. Tomato Salad with Pepper and Chicken
Mix ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, ¾ teaspoon of salt and as much black pepper as you like in a small jar. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the sauce to mix well. Finely chop half the onion into piyaz, then remove the seeds from the red peppers and cut into julienne. Chop the tomatoes, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Finally, add boiled chicken breast, fresh basil and the sauce you prepared. That’s it!
2. Chicken bowl
When it comes to diet salad recipes, you can’t skip chicken salads! Mix ¼ cup of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 clove of grated garlic, ½ teaspoon of dried thyme, ½ teaspoon of salt and as much black pepper as you like in a small jar. In a large bowl, add the chopped lettuce, the cleaned baby spinach, the sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, the julienned red peppers, the crumbled feta cheese and the small pickled hot peppers. Finally, add the boiled and shredded chicken and the roasted kernels. After adding the sauce, you can enjoy it!
3. Strawberry Spinach Salad
Sort 3 cups of baby spinach well. Then put it in a large bowl with the half red onion you cut and sliced strawberries. Drizzle the vinaigrette sauce over them. Finally, add the sliced avocados and peeled walnuts. Enjoy your meal!
4. Caesar salad with yogurt dressing
Caesar salad is one of the first things that come to mind when it comes to diet salad varieties! First, cut a slice of toast bread into cubes, mix it with olive oil and spices, and then bake it. Roast in the oven at 190 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the lettuce and chop it into a large bowl. Add the chicken breast that you cooked with spices and less oil. In a small jar, mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of strained yogurt, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad. Finally, add the baked breads and enjoy!
5. Tuna Salad
In a large bowl, add the sliced cucumbers, red onions, avocados, bell peppers and spring onions. Add the tuna fish on which you have drained the oil. In a small jar, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to the prepared salad. Enjoy your meal!
6. Greek salad
Cut the cucumber lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon. Add the sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives and red onions into a large bowl. Crumble any feta cheese of your choice and sprinkle with fresh mint leaves. In a small jar, mix ¼ cup of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 clove of grated garlic, 1 teaspoon of mustard, ½ teaspoon of dried thyme, ¼ teaspoon of salt and as much black pepper as you like. Add the prepared sauce to the salad. Enjoy your meal!
7. Strawberry Bulgur Salad
Wash and drain ¾ cup of bulgur wheat. Bring a little more than 1 cup of water to boil in a small saucepan. Add the findings to the boiling water and cover the pot. Take the pot off the stove and let it rest for 25-30 minutes. Mix the rested bulgur with a fork so that they are grainy. Chop the spring onions and place in a large salad bowl. Add the sliced strawberries and cucumbers on them. Add the cooled bulgur, fresh mint leaves and fresh basil. In a small jar, mix ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons of lemon, ½ teaspoon of salt and as much black pepper as you want. After you pour the sauce you prepared on your salad, consume it with pleasure. You can also add crumbled white cheese if you wish.
8. Mung bean salad
Let’s end our list of diet salad recipes with a nutritious salad. Soak 1 cup of mung beans the night before. Boil the soaked and softened beans for 10-15 minutes. Finely chop half a bunch of dill. Mix the cooled mung beans with the pomegranate seeds you have extracted in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of pomegranate syrup, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix well and enjoy!