Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vegetarian salad recipes

Vegetarian salads are very much popular in India as they avoid meat in their daily meals. It is an excellent diet as it helps you to loose your weight and medicate many diseases. You can make vegetarian salad in variety of ways but here are two easy types of salad that you can try.

Crockpot Barley Black Bean Salad
This is highly nutritious recipe as its one serving provides you Calories 287.3 with Monounsaturated Fat 5.4 g, Total Fat 8.7 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g, Saturated Fat 1.3 g, Protein 9.8 g, Sodium 608.0 mg, Total Carbohydrate 45.7 g, Potassium 731.6 mg, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sugars 2.8 g and Dietary Fiber 12.6 g.

  • Dried black beans (two cups)
  • Honey mustard salad dressing (half cup)
  • Medium pearled barley (one cup)
  • Onion (one dice)
  • Garlic (three cloves crushed)
  • Carrots (three sliced)
  • Plain yogurt (half cup)
  • Red bell peppers (two chopped)
  • Mayonnaise (half cup)
  • Dijon mustard (two tablespoons)
  • Parmesan cheese (quarter cup)
  • Cherry tomatoes (two cups)
  • Havarti cheese (one cup in cube shape)
  1. Take beans, wash them and dip in the water for overnight.

  2. Drain the water in the morning and put in slow cooker. Add also carrot, barley, garlic, onion and cover the cooker.

  3. Cook the beans on low flame for 7-8 hours till they become soft.

  4. Mix parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, honey mustard salad dressing and yogurt into enough large bowl.

  5. Add drained beans into this mixture and stir well.

  6. Now add also Havarti cheese, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Cover the whole mixture and let it be cool for 4-5 hours.

Feta Cheese and Rice Salad
This vegetarian salad recipe is also liked by veggies a lot. It is very simple and nutritious as its ingredient feta cheese has calories 100100 while rice has Calories 242242.

  • Vegetable broth (one or one and a half cup)
  • Brown rice (third part of cup)
  • Lemon juice (two tablespoons)
  • Sugar snap peas (quarter lb.)
  • Marinated artichoke hearts (6 oz. jar)
  • Havarti cheese (one cup cubed)
  • crumbled feta cheese (quarter cup)
  • Grape tomatoes (two cups)
  • Dried thyme leaves (half tablespoon)
  • pepper (eighth part of teaspoon)
  1. The preparation process of salad is quite easy that just takes 45 minutes only. Follow these steps and relish delicious veggie salad.
  2. Pour the broth in heavy saucepan, put it on stove with slow flame and cook rice in it for 45 minutes. Add sugar snap peas, cover the pan and wait till they become soft. As they become tender, turn off the flame and let them cool. To cool the rice peas mixture, you can put is also in fridge.
  3. Take another bowl and add cheeses, rice mixture, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and mix them. In another bowl mix lemon juice, pepper, artichoke marinade and thyme. Pour this mixture over your rice mixture and mix gently. Put it for 1-2 hours to chill then serve it.

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