The popular opinion is that Americans do not eat healthily. Even the portion size of food in America is much more significant when compared to that in other countries. When Americans travel, for some reason, they begin to crave healthier options like fruits and salad bowls. This is why vegetable salad bowls are a popular choice of food when you want to eat something healthy. Folks across the globe make different kinds of vegetable salad. Some people prefer using canola oil over olive oil. Over time, people have stopped using olive oil in salads because of its strong flavor. Instead, they prefer neutral-tasting oils.
Grapeseed oil is another popular alternative for olive oil. Making a vegetable salad is easy and efficient. It does not take as much time as cooking a full meal. The different ingredients in a vegetable salad integrate and at the same time, retain their own individual taste. That’s what makes it so unique. Some people love the taste of garlic in their vegetable-salad, and others like the taste of lettuce. To prevent the cutting board from getting the garlic flavor all over it, you can use a rasp- style grater, which keeps things simple.
There are ingredients you will require to make the vegetable salad and dressing. The ingredients can be locally sourced and are readily available in most places. Depending on which vegetables you prefer and which part of the world you live in, you can add or subtract ingredients from the list mentioned below.
For two servings of chopped vegetable-salad with lemon-garlic dressing, you will need the following ingredients:
For The Dressing Of The Vegetable Salads, you will need:
Vegetable Salad: Dressing Ingredients:
Two cloves of garlic. It can be peeled and grated or minced.
Two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
One teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
Half teaspoon of Dijon mustard
One-fourth olive or grapeseed oil, or another favorite oil
For the vegetable-salads, six cups of mixed chopped vegetables- this comes up to roughly 700gms of vegetables. You can use broccoli, cauliflower, and even beans if you like. Among other things, you can add other additions to the vegetable-salads such as
Cubed grilled chicken
Batons of baked tofu
Crumbled feta goat or blue cheese
Shredded romaine radicchio or gem lettuce
Sliced or quartered radishes
Grated or julienne-cut carrots
Shredded red cabbage
Minced parsley or chives
Lightly steamed or blanched broccoli cauliflower, green beans, or asparagus
Diced hard-cooked eggs
Quartered cherry tomatoes
How To Make The Vegetable Salad
First, once you have gathered the ingredients, you will prep them.
Take a large bowl in which you will mix the lemon juice, garlic, salt, and mustard with a fork or salad spoon.
After you’ve mixed the above ingredients well, you will add olive oil to the bowl. Stir this until dressing is well mixed. The amount of dressing you up depends mostly on your taste and preference for it.
Finally, you can add up all the chopped vegetables to the vegetable-salads mix and toss it well. Your vegetable salads is ready to relish.