All we know that salads are easy, healthy meals for any occasion. Do you want something not plain, boring, and tasting like wet cardboard? I’ve got a great selection of under 100 calorie salad recipes guaranteed to please. All you have to do is to try these awesome healthy salad recipes and find the ones that you and your family like.
1. Green Beans Salad
It’s an easy and healthy salad that contains only 50 calories per serving (8 servings all in all) so let start cooking! You’ll need: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon parmesan, 5 green olives, ¼ chopped onion (preferably red), 10-12 cherry tomatoes, 500 grams frozen and trimmed green beans, pinch of pepper, pinch of thyme or oregano or rosemary, 30 ml water, 1 tbsp vinegar. Steam or boil green beans, dip them in cold water, strain and let them cool off completely then combine all vegetables (and onion) in a bowl. Use the other bowl to turn the rest of the ingredients (water, vinegar, spices, oil and cheese) into a well mixed dressing then pour it over the veggies.
2. Apple, Orange, Honey and Cinnamon Salad
This is a simple, very tasty dessert-salad, which will help you control your sweet tooth without having to give up that amazing feeling of happiness only a good sugar rush can provide. You’ll need: 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1-2 pinches of cinnamon. Leave fruits in a fridge overnight. Peel the orange without splitting the wedges, core apple then take a very sharp knife and cut thin, round slices. Arrange your salad on a plate laying down apple rings first covering them with honey then top off with those juicy orange rings and a pinch or two of cinnamon.
3. Amaranth Leaves Salad
One cup (132 grams) of boiled strained Amaranth leaves has only 28 calories. It is also rich in Vitamins A, B and C, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc. Take Amaranth leaves, dress it with salt and freshly squeezed lemon juice; you can also add a few drops of olive oil or some salad dressing.
4. Cucumber and Onion Salad
It’s refreshing, tasty salad under 100 calories. You’ll need: 1 tablespoon vinegar (Apple Cider, Balsamico, or Rice Vinegar), pinch of pepper, 2 pinches salt, 2 and half cups of thin cucumber slices, ½ cup onions. Mix vegetables then put them aside making sure you’re using a plastic, glass or ceramic bowl (not the metal one). Combine salt, pepper and vinegar into another bowl; give them a good stir before pouring over the cucumbers and onions and giving them a light shake. Cover the bowl put it in the fridge for hour or two and your salad is ready for serving.
5. Corn Salad
Corn salad is really simple and delicious salad, which is easy to make and has only 85 calories per serving (1/2 cup). You’ll need: 500 grams (about 2 cups) cherry tomato slices, ½ cup light mayonnaise, you can also add ¼ cup mayonnaise and ¼ light yoghurt to make this salad even lighter, 6 cups corn kernels, 300 grams (about 1 ¼ cup) green peas, ½ cup red onion slices, 200 grams low fat cheese shreds. If you use frozen peas and corn, boil them and let them cool down. In case you’ll be using canned ones, just add the rest of your ingredients, season to taste and chill until serving.
6. Tropical Fruit Salad
Tropical fruit salad is another salad under 100 calories. Tasty, fresh and easy to make! This amazing salad contains about 600 calories all in all but is a large one which means you’ll get 6-8 servings out of it, each totaling 100 calories or less. You’ll need: 1 pomegranate, 1 medium mango, 2 cups of cantaloupe chunks, 1 medium nectarine peach, 2 kiwis, 2 cups pineapple, mint leaves, juice from ½ a lime. Clean, peel and cut everything into chunks, add pomegranate seeds, crushed mint leaves and lime juice, cover and leave in the fridge for an hour or two.
7. Spicy Jicama Salad
Spicy Jicama salad has only 33 calories per serving offering many opportunities for experimenting. But, first try a basic recipe before you decide to throw in an extra veggie, a bit of light dressing or your favorite spices. You’ll need: juice from ½ lime, 1 Jicama (medium), 1 teaspoon chili powder. Clean and peel your Jicama then slice it to get thin French-fry-looking sticks. Add chili powder and lime juice, give it a good toss, add a pinch of salt or other herb of choice and serve.
Salads under 100 calories could be so tasty and easy to make! These healthy low calorie salads are good for those who try to lose weight or eat healthy. Which of these low calorie salads are you going to try? Share your thoughts, please!