Summer Salad Plate | Green Salad Summer Plate with Lime Dressing | Healthy Breakfast Salad

A salad for breakfast ??? Yes, breakfast salads are a great way to start your day with nutrient-dense foods. They may also boost your mood and productivity, improve your digestion, and even help you lose weight as well.

Summer Salad Plate

Breakfast salads are a super-easy way to load up on fresh vegetables and fruits. You can toss them together quickly and they’re light, fresh while still being filling. As long as you have a good source of protein and some healthy fats on there, the salad will keep you full until your next meal without weighing you down.

Green Salad Summer Plate with Lime Dressing

Antioxidants give fruits and vegetables their different colors so a handy way to make sure you’re getting a good range of antioxidants and different health benefits is to choose those you like from each of the five different color groups – Red, Purple & Blue, Orange & Yellow, White & Brown, and Green. They all have their benefits but today I am sharing a recipe with Green veggies and fruits – Salad Summer Plate with Orange Dressing.

Dressing Ingredients

Green vegetables and fruits are great foods with a wide variety of nutrients, especially nutrient dense dark green fruits and veggies. Green fruits and veggies contain calcium, dietary fiber, antioxidants and a variety of vitamins. This Summer Salad Plate has all my favorite fruits – Avocado, Kiwi, Pear, Green Apple, Cucumber. Toss this salad with homemade fresh lime juice dressing.

Green Veggies & Fruits

Summer Salad Plate | Green Salad Summer Plate with Orange Dressing

Tangy Green Salad Bowl is healthy evening salad recipe. It tastes amazing with the tangy dressing made with the fresh lime juice, crushed pistachios and sesame seeds.

Healthy Breakfast Salad

Ingredients:
Cucumber noodles – 1 big
Kiwi – 2
Green Apple – 1
Avocado – 2 (pit removed, peeled, and chopped lengthwise)
Pear – 1
Sliced Green Grapes – 1/2 cup

For dressing :
Juice of one lime
Crushed pistachios & sesame seeds – 3 tbsp each

Spices for dressing :
Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Black salt – 1/8 tsp
Dry coriander leaves powder – 1/4
Himalayan pink salt to taste

Green Salad Plate

Method :

  1. For the dressing – Pour lime juice and crushed pistachios & sesame seeds with spices in an airtight container and shake well, or whisk ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place all veggies and fruits in a large bowl. Drizzle lime dressing over the salad. Serve immediately.
Cucumber noodles

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

Uttrakhand Flavored Salt | Garlic Chilli Dry Chutney | My Mom’s Recipe | Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak )

Uttarakhand is the land of sublime natural beauty and serene spirituality with beautiful green mountains that you can’t miss it. When I was a kid, I used to visit my grandfather’s place (Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand) in summer vacations. It was 10-12 hours of journey by bus from Chandigarh.

Spicy Vegetables & Fruits

At every stop many vendors come to bus window to sell all kind of snacks. Fresh cucumber (pahadi kheera) with spices on top, coconut wedges, spicy popcorns etc. It was the spices in these snacks that make that long journey enjoyable.

Spicy Green Salt

This chutney is extremely spicy made with garlic and green chili. I still remembered me and my brother used to have this chutney with hot stuffed parathas. Now, Reyansh ( My son ) also loves this chutney. I love to have this flavored salt with cucumber salad or with orange slices or toss with salad or serve with stuffed paratha.

My Favorite Salad Plate

Pahadi Namak (Salts), they have staple in Uttarakhand (Garhwali and Kumaoni) households. They are made in different flavors like mint, mustard, ginger, coriander, garlic, cumin, and chilies (You can use anyone red or green ).

My Mom’s Recipe

Every household will have their version of hara namak (hara nood). Traditionally, it is made on sil batta. Sil Batta in Hindi with sil referring to flat stone and batta referring to a cylindrical grinding stone. Hara namak is made by crushing or grinding coriander leaves, green chilies, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and making it into a semi-dry form. These flavored salts loaded with micronutrients (using Rock Salt or Himalayan pink salt) are not only a healthy option but can also tickle your taste buds.

Pahadi Namak

The Himalayan crystal salt contains certain minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium that makes it so precious. It is a healthier choice than the regular table salt, Himalayan salt is one of the best natural healers. It is available in different grain sizes. For cooking purposes, go for the extra fine grain while medium and coarse are the perfect sizes for finishing.

Himalayan Pink Salt

Surprisingly, Himalayan salt lamps to purify the air. Himalayan salt lamps host an array of health and environmental benefits which make them very beneficial for the home. The beautiful Himalayan salt lamps not only add beauty to your house but they also purify the air. These lamps attract moisture from the air and due to the warmth on the surface, the water evaporates quickly. The process of evaporation creates negative ions that react with the pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and allergens which carry a positive charge and neutralize them.

Himalayan Rock Salt

I have kept a big Himalayan candle holder at my house. While Himalayan Salt Candle Holders may not be enough to rid your house of all pollutants, they can be used in conjunction with air purifiers and house plants to help improve air quality. In turn, this can reduce your allergies and make your home feel fresh and clean.

Himalayan Salt Candle Holders

Garlic Chilli Chutney | My Mom’s Recipe | Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak)

Combination of herbs and salt, these age-old ‘pisyun loon’ from the mountains are not just healthy, they are delicious enough to liven up any meal.

My Mom’s Recipe

Ingredients :
Green chilies or red chilli ( chopped ) –  2
Garlic ( chopped ) – 3
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Few Coriander leaves
Salt to taste or pink salt
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Pisyun Loon ( Kumaoni Hara Namak )

Method :

Grind all the above ingredients coarsely or pound everything in mortar- pestle. Enjoy with paratha or with cucumber, orange slices, or even avocado, pineapple.

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

Herb Roasted Rainbow Carrots | Roasted In Oven | Rainbow Roasted Carrots

When I saw these rainbow carrots I knew I will be using these in my next recipe. This recipe is so easy and with few ingredients – olive oil, garlic powder, red chili powder, salt, pepper, dried coriander powder, and roasted sesame seeds.

Herb Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Carrots are eaten in a variety of ways. They are eaten raw as a snack and in salads. It is common for them to be chopped, boiled, fried, stir-fried or steamed, and cooked in soups and stews. Orange may be their best-known color, but carrots also come in white, yellow, red, magenta, and purple.

Rainbow Carrots

The taste difference between different colored carrots like orange, purple, red, white, and yellow isn’t extreme. It’s often slight and it’s subtle, mainly showing up when eating carrots raw. You can also understand the taste difference in different colored carrots by cooking them up or roasting them.

Roasted In Oven

Herb Roasted Rainbow Carrots | Roasted In Oven | Rainbow Roasted Carrots

Reyansh never really been a fan of carrots, except when he is munching on baby carrots or Carrot Orange Smoothie. But after trying these roasted carrots, he wants to have carrots every day. Happy Mommy  🙂 🙂

Rainbow Roasted Carrots

These carrots are roasted in the oven until tender and slightly crunchy in the middle. then toss with roasted sesame seeds. Yummy :), These roasted rainbow carrots are sweet, savory, and super delicious.

Healthy Salad

Ingredients:

Whole carrots, peeled, washed, and dried – 8

 Olive oil – 3 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Dried coriander leaves powder – 1 tsp

Garlic powder – 1 tbsp

Roasted sesame seeds – 1/4 cup

Juice of half lemon

 Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste

Yummy Side Dish Recipe

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  2. On a baking sheet, toss carrots with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and red chilli powder. Arrange in a single layer and roast for 40 minutes. Stirring once, until fork tender and browned on outsides.
  3. Before serving toss roasted carrots with sesame seeds, dried coriander powder and lemon juice.
  4. Serve these roasted carrots as side dish or enjoy as salad with greek yogurt.
Served with Greek Yogurt