1) Cucumber and strawberry salad with poppy seeds.
I’m obsessed with one of the most refreshing and simple salads. The red of strawberries combines perfectly with fresh green cucumber. Strawberry has a high content of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell aging. Furthermore, 90% of the cucumber is water, and as they say, a hydrated body is synonymous with a healthy body.
- 2 sliced cucumbers
- 4 cups of chopped strawberries
- ½ cup of feta cheese
- ½ cup of poppy seeds
Preparation: Add strawberries and cucumber in a container, then divide among four plates, sprinkle the feta cheese and add two tablespoons poppy seeds in each of the salads and ready!
2) Caprese Salad with roasted tomatoes
The amazing thing about these salads, is that it doesn’t whether the tomatoes are ripe or not since they’ll be roasted, concentrating their flavor. Besides this vegetable provides benefits such as improved vision, reducing hypertension, prevention of bladder cancer and bowel health. Combined with mozzarella, which is rich in phosphorus, which helps keep our bones and teeth; They make an incredible combination.
Ingredients (6-8 serves):
- 8 tomatoes cut in half
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 cloves o fgarlic large grated
- Sea salt
- 200 grams of mozzarella cheese cut into circles
Preparation: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place the tomatoes cut into a baking sheet. In a small bowl mix two tablespoons of olive oil, grated garlic and ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and pepper. Brush the tomatoes (for the cut side) with mixing. Bake for one hour. When you take them out with a spatula, pressing down each to squeeze moisture. Place them in the oven again for 15-30 minutes (depending on how dry you like). Then take them out and let cool. Meanwhile, cut the sliced mozzarella cheese 16, drizzled with olive oil and sea salt and place on top of the tomatoes. Serve at room temperature.
3) Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
Broccoli is a beneficial vegetable for its high content in antioxidants, which help prevent cancer, like heart disease and protects the heart. We also have peanuts, which fats are favorable for your health and consume helps our liver to balance ts functions and pancreas to process sugar more easily. So I recommend to all of you this amazing and simple salad option.
Ingredients for these salads:
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1 cup of cooked soybeans shelled
- ½ Cup of chopped green onions finite
- ½ cup of peanuts
- Peanut sauce (see below)
- Sesame seeds for garnish
Ingredients for the peanut sauce:
- ¼ Cup of natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of rice wine
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/8 teaspoon of sesame oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of hot water as needed to thin the sauce
Preparation for the salad: Boil water in a pot and add the broccoli for 30 seconds. With a strainer, pass to a bowl of ice water. Then remove the water and add the remaining ingredients. Mix and serve immediately.
Preparation for the peanut sauce: Whisk all ingredients until blended. If you are being too thick, add a tablespoon of hot water until it reaches the desired consistency.