7 Tasty Salads for Low-Carb diets

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A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of vegetables. Many people think that eating salad is healthy and is a great way to help reach your weight loss goal. Salads are packed with plenty nutrients and lots of fiber. Salads are a great option for any meal because they can be pre-prepared and ready to go in your refrigerator.

The word "salad" comes from the French salade of the same meaning, from the Latin salata (salty), from sal (salt). In English, the word first appears as "salad" or "sallet" in the 14th century. Salt is associated with salad because vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times. The phrase "salad days", meaning a "time of youthful inexperience" (based on the notion of "green"), is first recorded by Shakespeare in 1606, while the use of salad bar, referring to a buffet-style serving of salad ingredients, first appeared in American English in 1976.

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However, it is not be denied that most of us think that salad is a "boring" dish. It is simple to make it a delicious dish. What it takes is to put a little bit thoughts on the ingredients and you can make your salad taste delicious, and at the same time healthy! Different kinds of salads are composed of the specific ingredients. There are many types of salads, Green salad, Bound salad, Main course salads, Fruit salads, Taco salads and Dessert salads. In this article, I will share with you some recipes for Green salads. They are healthy, tasty, low-carb and weight loss friendly.

A low-carb diet also called a high-fat diet (LCHF) or a keto diet, is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta, and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables.

Here are seven tasty low carb salad recipes to get you through the whole week.

 

7 Tasty Salads for Low-Carb Diets

(1) Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad

(2) Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad

(3) Chicken, Bacon and Egg Salad

(4) Rocket, Carrot and Ham Salad

(5) Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad

(6) Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

(7) Greek Salad

 

 

1. Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad


Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad. Image credit: chilliandmint.com

Ingredients:

  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 300g chicken breasts, grilled, chopped into chunks
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • coriander, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 6 radishes, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salad dressing

 

How to prepare:

  • Mix all ingredients together

 

2. Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad. Image credit: marksdailyapple.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • 2 boiled eggs, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped into chunks
  • Juice from one lemon wedge
  • 2-4 cooked pieces of bacon, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

How to prepare:

  • Mix all ingredients together, stirring not too much, but just enough to make some of the avocado and egg into mush.

 

3. Chicken, Bacon and Egg Salad

Chicken, Bacon and Egg Salad. Image credit: genaw.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless chicken breast, grilled, chopped into chunks
  • 4 ounces leaf lettuce, chopped, about 2 cups
  • 1/2 small tomato
  • 1/2 ounce Swiss cheese, julienned
  • 1-2 crisp pieces bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 hard boiled egg, sliced in half
  • Pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Salad dressing

 

How to prepare:

  • Arrange the lettuce on a large plate.
  • Top with the chicken and remaining ingredients.

 

4. Rocket, Carrot and Ham Salad

Rocket, Carrot and Ham Salad. Image credit: bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups of rocket
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seed
  • 3-4  thin slices lean ham
  • black pepper

 

How to prepare: 

  • Arrange the rocket on a large plate.
  • Add the remaining ingredients then top with the ham.  

 

5. Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad

Shrimp and Avocado Taco Salad. Image credit: tasty.co

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 455 g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ jalapeño, deseeded and finely diced (optional)
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced (optional)
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, or 1 lime
  • TACO SEASONING:

½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon chili powder


How to prepare:

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Add the shrimp and immediately season with the taco seasoning. 
  • Cook the shrimp until each piece has started to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, shrimp, tomatoes, jalpeño, red onion, cilantro, avocado, salt, and lime juice, and mix until the salad is well-combined.

 

6. Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

dietAvocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad. Image credit: sparkpeople.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, chopped into chunks
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 250g fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. basil (dried, or fresh)
  • salt & pepper to taste

 

How to prepare:

  • Mix all ingredients together

 

7. Greek Salad

weight_lossGreek Salad. Image credit: dietdoctor.com

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced
  • 200 grams feta cheese
  • 10 black greek olives
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

 

How to prepare:

  • Put the tomatoes, sliced cucumber, bell pepper and the onion on a large plate.
  • Add feta cheese and olives, and drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the salad.
  • Season with salt, pepper and oregano.

 

That's all. No matter you are on a diet or not, you should definitely try them out. If you have any delicious Low-Carb salad recipe you would like to share, please leave your comment!

 

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Written for Bitlanders

by Allison Kirby



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Hi there! I am Allison Kirby, a part-time blogger. I would like to share my articles here with you.

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