You know the great thing about salads (other than their nutritional worth)? They’re simple, easy and an absolute cinch when it comes to putting one together! Salads are also the perfect complement to just about any meal, be it indoors or outdoors. With the nigh endless varieties of vegetables, herbs and spices to choose from, you’re able to fully embrace your gastronomical creativity to come up with salads that serve to tickle and titillate the palate – just like what Charlie Thakrar has done with this salad recipe!
- 4-5 spring onions
- 1 cup cabbage, shredded
- 3 small red radish, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp mint, chopped
- 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- ½ cup micro-greens
For the dressing:
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, chopped finely
- 1 tsp roasted cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the salad ingredients together, drizzle the dressing and mix again. It’s a salad; not rocket science!
Spring onions, which are also known as scallions, pack a pretty big punch despite their dimunitive size! Aside from being rich in anti-oxidants, they also provide a good dose of vitamins A, C and K, as well as other essential minerals such as copper, iron, manganese and calcium. Its chromium content may offer some benefit towards diabetics, and the presence of sulphur can also help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and funghi.
You don’t need to be an ardent vegetarian or vegan to appreciate a good salad! For those looking to establish a caloric deficit either for the purpose of fat or weight-loss, salads can be helpful way to attain fullness and satiety without excess calories. Of course, being chock-full of micronutrients and dietary fibre doesn’t hurt either!