A super-easy and supremely healthy salad to make at home
With the world changing into a technology driven giant globe, ordering food online has become increasingly easier and popular. Sadly, the online food stores and apps generally and mostly cater to a specific spectrum of menu: fast food, junk and loads of fat.
Every time you order fast food, you compromise on your health and invite LDL that is a bad cholesterol to accumulate in your body. Fast foods, as proven, cause severe obesity, depression, heart diseases and stroke, a spike in blood sugar and high blood pressure to count a few. Okay, do not lose heart, already. We know that a lot of people do not like spending extra time cooking so we’ve brought you a super easy and abundantly healthy salad recipe that takes hardly fifteen minutes to prepare. You can obviously invest that much of time into your health because we all know how the hackneyed yet true saying goes, “Health is Wealth”.
The salad recipe that we have brought for you has ingredients that are usually available at home or could be found in the nearby grocery stores or supermarkets.
Mixed Lettuce Sprouts and Paneer Veg Salad
. Preparation Time: 15 mins .Cooking Time: 0 mins .Total Time: 15 mins.
Serves: 1 person.
An irresistible fusion of flavours with a tangy twist. A bowl of Mixed Lettuce Sprouts and Paneer Salad is the perfect meal to get you going through an exhaustive day. Also, like we promised, every ingredient is easily available in the Indian kitchen. The flavourful tomato, the succulent grated cheese (to make the kids fall for the taste of the scrumptious salad), and tangy dressing of lemon juice and spices make the bowl of salad equal parts enjoyable and healthy. You can always use Tofu instead of Paneer, since it’s even healthier an alternative that contains several anti-inflammatory anti-oxidants, also preventing fat from congesting the arteries.
1 cup boiled mixed sprouts
1 cup Paneer or Tofu cut into pieces
1 cup iceberg lettuce torn into pieces
¼ cup chopped spring onions
2 tomatoes, cut into ¼ size
2 tbsp grated cheese (any variant)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/3 tsp chilli powder, black salt and grounded pepper as per taste.
3 tsp lemon juice
- Take a glass bowl and mix the dressing and the ingredients together. Squeeze ½ lemon on top and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Make sure not to crumble the paneer while mixing and tossing the salad. Can be contained in a lunch box.
Nutrient values per serving:
Energy: 600 calories
Carbohydrates: 66.6 gm
Protein: 20 gm
Fat: 17.9 gm
Fibre: 18 gm
Retinol: 1011 mcg
Riboflavin: 0.5 mg
Vitamin B3: 2.3 mg
Vitamin C: 38 gm
Folic Acid: 100 mcg
Calcium: 210 mg
Iron: 6.8 mg
Magnesium: 162 mg
Phosphorus: 292 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
Potassium: 698 mg
Zinc: 1.8 mg.
This tangy, spicy and absolutely delicious salad can make for a lunch alternative or a quick breakfast. With all the nutritious values and no cholesterol, you can eat the Mixed Lettuce Sprouts and Paneer Veg Salad to your heart’s content with the happiness that comes with health.
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