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Dawn cooking 1414

ByDawn Coslow

Vegetable Salad Recipe Trying to include more vegetables in your diet? This Vegetable Salad recipe is a bowlful of sunshine that is sure to delight your senses. A melée of mixed veggies, crunchy nuts and seeds, sweet pops of dried fruit and tangy feta cheese are tossed with a light vinaigrette for an unbeatable summer veggie salad. About This Veggie Salad Recipe When the weather is hot, there is almost nothing that I crave more than crunchy, healthy veggies (especially when paired with a refreshing drink). This easy vegetable salad is packed with a variety of summer produce with all the textures and colors I could ever want. And don’t feel limited by that particular mix of veggies, either! Add or swap in any of your favorite veggies like earthy beets or sweet bell peppers. You can also opt to use any grilled or cooked veggies that you like – summer squash, zucchini or mushrooms are all lovely options. This healthy vegetable salad is great in the summer when all the produce is fresh and green! That said, you can easily substitute in seasonal vegetables to enjoy it all year round. It is a very important and healthy practice to include salads in the diet. This mixed veggie salad is also super easy to make. Simply toast the nuts and seeds, chop the veggies and whisk up the quick dressing before tossing it all together. In under 15 minutes, you’ll have a colorful bowl of goodness ready to eat. I personally like to add some creaminess to counteract the tart lemon-garlic vinaigrette, so I add avocado and feta. Note that are both are optional, though I highly recommend both. Feta cheese offers a briny, salty punch, while avocado offers more healthy fats in addition to nuts and seeds. I usually make this vegetarian salad recipe to accompany a light khichdi or simple lentil-rice dish, but sometimes I’ll eat it with just some fresh fruit juice or a smoothie to accompany it. If eating a salad doesn’t seem like enough of a meal for you, try this recipe as a side with a main course dish. Optional Variations While my mix of juicy tomatoes, sweet carrots, cooling cucumber, crunchy celery, creamy avocado, sweet bell peppers and piquant onions is healthy, there are plenty of ways to customize this mixed veg salad to your liking. Here are some ideas: Try adding blanched, lightly steamed or roasted veggies like broccoli, french beans, corn, cauliflower, baby corn. Add lentils, beans or chickpeas or bean sprouts for more protein. Grate some of the vegetables for a diffe


Publication Date
Feb 18, 2022
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By (author): Dawn Coslow




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