How To Make Salad Healthy And Delicious In Two Different Ways


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Salad is one of those recipes that gives the perfect combination of taste and nutrition. It helps in healthy metabolism and also aids to improve your skin tone. Also, it is a flexible meal. So you can have it for dinner, lunch, or breakfast. It serves as the main meal as well as an accompaniment. Salad is simple to make and that too in a short duration of time. So today, we will share with you two ideas on how to make your salad both healthy and delicious.

BBQ Chicken Salad

This recipe is bound to bring a smile in your face when you have it. It is super delicious, and it requires less time and effort to cook as well. So with this recipe, you don’t have to wait for long to have a mouth-watering meal.

Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad
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Ingredients

  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • Two boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup tortilla strips
  • 3/4 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

Directions

Firstly, heat the olive oil in a medium-sized non-frying pan over medium-high heat. Then season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to your preference. After that add the chicken breasts in the pan and cook, flipping once, until cooked through. Cook for about three to four minutes per side and let it cool before dicing it into bite-size pieces.

Now take a large bowl, place romaine lettuce in it, and then top it with chicken, tomato, corn, beans, onion, and cheese. Then pour Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce on top and gently toss to mix. Enjoy the BBQ chicken salad in just under fifteen minutes. You can top it with tortilla strips.

Bacon And Avocado Macaroni Salad

With this recipe, you will enjoy the wholesomeness of avocado mixed with macaroni and topped with tasty, smoky bacon.

Bacon Salad
Bacon Salad
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces elbow pasta
  • Five slices bacon, diced
  • Two avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Two teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

For The Lemon Thyme Dressing

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
One tablespoon sugar
One teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

To make it, you have to start with the dressing first. To make the dressing, blend mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and thyme in the bowl of a food processor then season them with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running of the food processor, add the olive oil in a slow stream until it emulsifies after that is done set aside for the time being.

Cook the macaroni according to package instructions in a large pot of boiling salted water and then drain it well. Then heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add bacon. Now cook it until it turns brown and crispy, for about six to eight minutes. After that, transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate.

In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, bacon, avocado, lemon-thyme dressing, salt, and pepper to taste then garnish it with thyme. There you have it, healthy and tasty bacon and avocado macaroni salad made under twenty minutes.

There you go, two different ways on how to make your salad healthy as well as delicious. Try these recipes at home and convert your boring salads into tasty treats.

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