Perfect fruit salad recipes to start summers on healthy note

A perfect fruit salad can make your day and what if it also has all the healthy ingredients? This summer make the best use of your indoor stay by making some nutritious options of fruit appetisers at home. Sujeet Singh, executive chef at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55, gives some healthy options one can try at home. Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad Ingredients * 1 pound watermelon * 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil * 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar * 2 cups arugula * 1 tsp kosher salt *…

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Italian chicken salad

Total time: 1:35 Prep: 1:00 Cook: 0:35 Serves: Party Directions Grate the lemon rind and place in a food processor with the parsley, basil, drained capers, garlic and oil; blend to a paste. Season with salt and black pepper. Sandwich a chicken breast between two sheets of clingfilm. Using a rolling pin, bat out the chicken until double in size, taking care not to rip the flesh. Repeat for the other fillets. Place fillets, smooth-side down, on a worksurface; season. Spread each one with 1tbsp paste. Roll up and secure with cocktail sticks. Melt…

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Orzo pasta energy salad bowl

Total time: 0:30 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:20 Level: Easy Serves: 2 people Ingredients 200 g. butternut squash, cut into 2cm pieces 2 tsp. olive oil 75 g. orzo pasta 100 g. cherry tomatoes, halved 25 g. toasted flaked almonds 200 g. smoked mackerel fillets, boned and skinned 1 ripe avocado 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar 60 g. pack steve’s leaves pea shoots & baby leaves Directions Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Place the squash on a baking tray, toss with the oil and roast for 20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, cook…

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Moroccan couscous salad

Total time: 0:35 Prep: 0:15 Cook: 0:20 Level: Easy Serves: 2 people Ingredients 1 aubergine, diced 1 tsp. cumin 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp. harissa paste 1 wholemeal pitta 75 g. couscous 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 400 g. can chick peas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar 60 g. pack steve’s leaves pea shoots & baby leaves 50 g. pomegranate seeds Directions Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Place the aubergine on a baking tray and toss in the cumin seeds and…

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Halloumi, chilli and mango salad

Total time: 0:20 Prep: 0:10 Cook: 0:10 Level: Easy Serves: 2 people Ingredients 2 tbsp. Pumpkin seeds 25 g. fresh coconut, shaved 1 small ripe mango, sliced and shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced 250 g. pack halloumi cheese, sliced into 6 1 tsp. olive oil 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce 60 g. pack steve’s leaves baby watercress & little leaves Directions Dry fry the pumpkin seeds and coconut for 3-4 minutes and mix with the mango and chilli. Toss the halloumi with the oil and fry or griddle…

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Peach, parma ham and mozzarella salad

Total time: 0:10 Prep: 0:10 Level: Easy Serves: 4 people Ingredients 1 tin peach slices (or halves), drained 2 125g balls mozzarella 90 g. pack parma ham slices 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp. runny honey 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 handful torn basil leaves salt and pepper, to season Directions Drain the peaches and place in a large salad bowl. Tear up the balls of mozzarella into bite-sized pieces and add to the bowl. Now rip up or snip the Parma ham into smaller slices Drizzle the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and honey…

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Here’s Why Your Salad May Not Be The Most Healthy Meal of Your Day

Opting to go light and healthy? Think your healthy plate of salad is the best bet to keep all the unhealthy carbs and fats at bay? Think again. Yes, a generous helping of greens and vegetables is surely low in calories and provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, but the fattening dressings and toppings tossed with your leafy greens can instead make your healthy meal of the day a feast of calories and fats! Here’s how. Now we all know the importance of loading up on healthy and leafy greens daily; they are a powerhouse…

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Can A Drive-Thru Salad Bar Change Fast Food Forever?

The pioneers of the “fast-casual” restaurant world—including Shake Shack and Chipotle—still lack one staple ingredient of the classic fast-food dining experience: A drive-thru window. Enter Salad and Go, a restaurant chain based in Arizona that is selling healthy meals for less than $6 from a traditional drive-thru window. “We kept saying over and over again, why can’t I just get something great tasting and good for you with the same convenience, speed, and price of traditional drive-thru fast food?” says Roushan Christofellis, who founded the chain in 2013. So, the…

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