Are you looking for a way to way to change your diet into a healthy one? Then you need to know how to prepare salad since it’s the key to your solution.
You do not necessarily have to go full vegetarian mode but with a couple servings of salad along your favorite dish you are good to go. You can also make it fun by teaching your children to prepare salad.
Preparation of salad
You don’t have to know rocket science in order to learn how to prepare salad in Ghana. There are many ways you can adopt in order to get that healthy and tasty- looking salad. It depends with your creativity as there are no rules in salad preparation. It’s simply playing around with vegetables.
How do I prepare salad?
- 3 ounces of lettuce
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 1 cucumber, sliced cylindrically
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon squeezed or 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 red onion, sliced into rings
- Salt and black pepper for taste
- Small heap of finely chopped basil to garnish
Preparation of salad
Tear the lettuce leaves into small pieces and put them in the salad bowl. Note: The lettuce should be completely dry to prevent the finally product being slimy after adding the salad dressing. We will also show you how to prepare salad dressing at home.
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Add the sliced cucumber, the grated carrots, chopped onions, olive oil and the small heap of freshly chopped basil into the bowl.
Add your salad dressing to the bowl. Ensure the amount of dressing is proportional to the salad. Too much dressing will make your salad sloppy and slimy.
Add honey to the salad in order to get that touch of sweetness. The honey helps in balancing the various flavors of the salad.
Finish off your salad by adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the balsamic vinegar to top off the salad.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to ensure all the flavors and tastes are assimilated into the salad.
How to prepare salad dressing at home.
Salad dressing is one of the most important methods in perfecting your salad. There are many ways to make salad dressing that suits your taste. But the simplest one is the vinaigrette dressing. You will only require two teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, a small scoop of extra virgin oil and salt to taste. Finally, whip the mixture together continuously until you get a thick salad dressing.
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Salad is an easy addition to your healthy living lifestyle. It so simple you can teach your young ones how to prepare a salad for lunch while you are away. Salad can be an important accessory to your weight losing exercise as it packs low calories and high fiber content. It also has properties that helps diabetics in cutting down their blood sugar levels.
Daily consumption of salad guarantees you low blood pressure, reduced cholesterol levels for stroke victims and in some cases, it has proven to protect against some types of cancer. Also, salads help in the intake of healthy fats in the body. It also has vitamin K which aids in formation of strong bones. With all these nutritional benefits, add salad into your meals and see the health effects.