French Beans Bell Pepper Salad with Quinoa Puffs | Healthy Vegetable Salad Recipe

From side dish to the star attraction, no menu is complete without a salad. This fresh, crunchy french beans with colorful bell pepper saute in butter and garlic. Super healthy quinoa puffs add a little pop to your plate with the crunchy texture and nutty, earthy flavor. This tasty and delicious salad pairs well with any dish.

French Beans Bell Pepper Salad with Quinoa Puffs

Fresh green beans are one vegetable that always seems to be available fresh in our stores, is very versatile and easy to prepare. Packed full of green goodness, French beans offer up a multitude of nutritional benefits. French beans are a fantastic source of vital nutrients, particularly vitamins C and A. They also include minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. They’re also low in calories and contain no saturated fat.

Healthy Salad Recipe

Red, Orange, and Yellow Bell Peppers have very similar health benefits to one another. Even though they are different colors, they all have similar amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in them. Red Bell Peppers also contain lycopene, an antioxidant, or carotenoid that helps fight free radicals in your body. Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers are also rich in carotenoids.

Red, Orange, and Yellow Bell Peppers Salad

French Beans Bell Pepper Salad with Quinoa Puffs

Quinoa is one of few plant foods that provides a complete protein source with all nine essential amino acids. This makes puffed quinoa an excellent post-workout snack when served alongside fruit or as a topping for Greek yogurt or just add milk and enjoy (no cooking needed). Puffed quinoa also makes a crunchy addition to yogurt, oatmeal, and granola bars. It’s packed with high-quality protein, fiber and iron so it not only tastes great but is also great for you.

Quinoa Puffs

Ingredients:
Fresh french beans – 250 gms (slice beans into 1 to 2 inch pieces)
Bell pepper, seeded, cored and cut into thin strips – 3 (Red, Yellow & Orange)
Quinoa puffs – 3/4 cup
Butter cubes – 2
Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala – 1/4 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Salt to taste

Salad Recipe

Method :

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add beans, cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes ( until crisp-tender). Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and keep them aside.
  2. Heat a pan add butter cubes. Allow butter to melt add tri color bell pepper. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes.
  3. Then add blanched beans, garlic powder, roasted cumin powder, red chili flakes, chaat masala and mix them well. Cook for 2- 3 minutes.
  4. Drizzle lemon juice over the salad and add quinoa puffs. Mix them well and serve immediately.
Healthy Vegetable Salad

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Kiwi Dressing | Protein Rich Salad | Healthy Salad Recipe

Salad recipes are my favorite way to showcase vibrant, in-season produce – fruits and veggies that are so good on their own that you don’t need to do much to make them into a delicious meal. This Chickpea Salad is loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy snack tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crunchy red onions. The fresh kiwi dressing adds the citrus flavor.

Chickpea salad is one of our favorite summer meals because it’s light but filling. This healthy salad with Avocado, Snack Tomato, Cucumber is vegan and gluten-free and adds on its low in fat and high in protein. 

Protein Rich Salad

What are chickpeas? Chickpeas are peach-colored round legumes or seed pods and part of the pea family. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management, and reducing the risk of several diseases. They are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

With Greek Yogurt

They have a satisfying nutty flavor. You can use canned drained chickpeas or soaked it overnight. Boil in the pressure cooker and then used it. Serve this delicious salad with Greek yogurt as it has more protein and less sugar and sodium than the same amount of regular yogurt.

Salad Served with Greek Yogurt

The Avocados do have a good amount of natural, heart-healthy fat, of course, and they add all the creaminess you’ll want, so there’s no need to butter or mayo your wraps and buns. The diced cucumber and red onions add amazing texture in this salad.

Avocados

Chickpea Avocado Salad with Kiwi Dressing | Protein Rich Salad | Healthy Salad Recipe

This a wholesome salad that is packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals. This salad is so simple to make and can put together in minutes. The addition of fresh kiwi dressing brings out the fresh flavors. You can enjoy this amazing salad with taco, wraps, or even with buns as well.

Ingredients:
Salad Ingredients :
Boil Chickpea (Soak the dried chickpeas overnight with 3 cups of water. Drain the water, rinse the chickpeas and boil in a pressure cooker until done ) – 2 Cups
Snack Tomato (Halved) – 1 cup
Avocado (pitted and chopped) – 3
English Cucumber – 1 cup (chopped)
Red onion – 1 cup (chopped)
Juice of one lemon
Serve With :
Greek Yogurt – 2 cups
Kiwi Dressing – 1 cup

Healthy Summer Salad

Method :

  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, then drizzle kiwi dressing on top. Toss to combine.
  2. Can be served immediately, but best to cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and toss again before serving.
Super Easy Kiwi Dressing

Spicy Salad Recipe | Cucumber Noodles Avocado Tomato Salad with Tangy Orange Dressing | Vegetable Fruit Salad

A big plate of fresh salad is always a good idea, especially if it includes my favorite avocados and cucumbers. This spicy salad is a perfect way to start the weekend. This easy and tasty salad comes together in no time and is full of flavor thanks to fresh orange juice spicy dressing.

Cucumber Noodles Avocado Tomato Salad with Tangy Orange Dressing

This colorful salad is filled with juicy snack tomatoes and creamy avocados, flavored with fresh orange juice and lime. It’s a great salad recipe that is a mix of fresh ingredients paired with delicious toppings to give it a whole new texture.

Vegetable Fruit Salad

Homemade salad dressings are my favorite. They are so much better than the store-bought versions and healthier. You get to control what goes into them and skip out on all the preservatives. Oranges (My Favorite Fruit) make a great base for any salad dressings because they are naturally sweet, a little acidic.


Dressing made with fresh orange juice adds a tangy and sweet flavor to any salad or wrap. I love salads especially when they are tossed in fresh, healthy homemade salad dressings. Give it a quick mix with some spices and it’s done.

Spicy & Tangy Orange Dressing

These days it’s easy to get creative with so many options. Rather than thin slices or half-moons, the spiralizer transforms cucumbers into curly noodles. For making cucumber noodles I used a julienne peeler. Cucumbers also support healthy digestion since their skins contain insoluble fiber which helps food move more smoothly through your digestive tract. A lack of fiber in the diet is a huge contributor to constipation. So basically, eating cucumber noodle salad is not only delicious but really good for you.

Refreshing Fruit & Vegetable Salad

Cucumber Noodles Avocado Tomato Salad with Tangy Orange Dressing | Spicy Veggies & Fruits Salad Recipe

This salad couldn’t be any simpler to put together and the vibrant colors make a beautiful addition to any table. I love this salad because it easy to make and it’s favorite in my house. It is a great side dish for any summer meal.

Colorful Snack Salad

Ingredients:
Avocado – 2 (pit removed, peeled, and chopped)
Cucumber noodles – 1 medium size
Snack tomatoes – 10 (halved)
Oranges – 2 (cut into wedges)

Spicy orange dressing :
Fresh orange juice – 1 cup (from 3 oranges)
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp

Spices for dressing :
Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
Roasted fennel powder – 1/8 tsp
Black salt – 1/8 tsp
Dry coriander leaves powder – 1/4
Salt to taste

Fresh Orange Juice

Method :

  1. For the spicy orange dressing – Place fresh orange and extra virgin olive oil with spices in an airtight container and shake well, or whisk ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place the snack tomatoes, cucumber noodles, avocado, and oranges wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle spicy orange dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.
My Favorite – Avocado

Crunchy French Beans Salad | French Beans Tomato Salad With Roasted Coconut, Sweet Dried Red Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

This simple side dish that is easily made with steamed fresh green beans with juicy snack tomatoes (Snoeptomaatjes are known as snack tomatoes in Holland ), red onions and tossed with tangy lemon dressing. Dried cranberries and roasted coconut gives this salad a sweet, nutty flavor.

Crunchy French Beans Salad

Blanching, or lightly cooking the beans, is a great way to ensure they stay bright green and crisp. French beans are a fantastic source of vital nutrients, particularly vitamins C and A. They also include many minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium. They’re also low in calories and contain no saturated fat. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, they’re rich in dietary fiber – ideal for good gut health.

French Beans Tomato Salad

Snoeptomaatjes are known as snack tomatoes in Holland. Snack tomatoes are baby plum tomatoes in all sorts of different colors that are sold in a convenient snack package in the supermarket in Holland. They have a sweet taste and a lot of juice. No wonder they are considered the ultimate candy tomatoes and it’s my all-time favorite snack.

Salad With Roasted Coconut, Sweet Dried Red Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

Crunchy French Beans Salad | French Beans Tomato Salad With Roasted Coconut and Lemon Dressing

Green Bean Salad is bursting with fresh lemon dressing. Fresh crunchy green beans are served with snack tomatoes, red onions, and lemon dressing and garnished with dried red cranberries. Roasted coconut powder gives the perfect slightly nutty flavor.

Green Bean Salad

Ingredients:
Fresh french beans – 250 gms (slice beans into 1 to 2 inch pieces)
Red onion – 1 (sliced)
Snack tomatoes – 10 (halved)
Dried red cranberries – 1/2 cup
Roasted coconut powder – 1/4 cup

Spicy orange dressing :
Fresh lemon juice – 1/4 cup
Extra virgin olive oil – 1 tsp

Spices for dressing :
Roasted cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili flakes – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1/8 tsp
Dry coriander leaves powder – 1/4
Salt to taste

Method:

  1. For lemon dressing – Place lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil with spices in an airtight container and shake well, or whisk ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add beans, cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes ( until crisp-tender). Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  3. Allow blanched beans to cool down before mixing.
  4. In a big bowl add blanched beans, snack tomatoes, sliced onions with roasted coconut powder and mix them well.
  5. Drizzle lemon dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.
Healthy Salad Recipe