In less than 10 minutes you can create a perfect side dish or a full-on meal
It’s simple, fast, and full of nutrients – this salad can be an intro or replace a meal if you are trying to lose those extra few pounds. It leaves enough space to get creative, add some of your favorite herbs or more veggies. This is a recipe for four people, though you can make for yourself and leave in the refrigerator for the next day as well.
– 2 ripe avocados
– A red, a yellow and a green bell pepper, each of each
– 1 smaller fresh cucumber
– 1 carrot
– 2 tomatoes
– 4 young onions
– 10 black peeled Olives
– 1 lettuce
– Pepper and salt
– Lemon juice
– 4 spoons of olive oil
– Fresh mint
The first step is to wash and chop fresh vegetables. Toast sesame briefly on a pan with no oil. How much sesame do you need is up to you, but keep in mind that seeds add a nutty taste and a sensitive, almost invisible, crunch, plus they are among the superfoods.
The second step is to chop avocado in smaller pieces and use freshly squeezed lemon juice to pour over it. Wait for a few seconds before you throw in the rest of the veggies into the avocado bowl. Then add herbs, oil and mix it all.
Once you start loving salads and you will get there, you’ll see just how easy it is to eat healthier, and you’ll get to mix and match various ingredients from your home garden or get playful with herbs. It’s hard to mess up a salad, and if it has enough protein, it can replace a meal, or you can prepare it after a workout.
You can add in feta, kalamata olives, to get closer to more Mediterranean taste. Or you can add in some black beans and cilantro and serve it with tortilla chips. Toss in some canned tuna, chickpeas, or even put a runny egg on top for an added dose of protein.