The Healthy Salad

My favorite salad is as easy to prepare as it's healthy - full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. In short, it's a delicious health bomb made with easy to find ingredients.

Another plus is that it's ready to serve in 10-15 minutes. The salad makes the perfect snack or a refreshing side dish. You can keep it in a plastic container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. The salad actually matures and tastes better after a few hours of refrigeration.

Now, let's take a look at the two main components, the vegetables and the salad sauce.

Selecting Vegetables

Use whatever basic vegetables you have at hand including lettuce, red cabbage, red onion, garlic, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, celery and carrot. Pick vegetables of varying textures and colors. That way, the salad will take on a more appetizing look and taste better too. Experiment by adding your favorite ingredients, be creative and have fun!

Rinse the veggies and cut them into medium-size pieces. As a general rule, use a small amount of red onion and garlic because of their sharp flavors.

Some grated fresh carrot makes the salad even juicier. Raisins, black olives and your favorite nuts blend well too. Now, put all the ingredients in a bowl.

The Salad Sauce

The salad sauce is as delicious as it is healthy, rich in vitamin c and antioxidants. The more sauce you prepare, the fresher the taste. Another important point is that juicy tomatoes dramatically enhance the taste of the sauce.

Either use half a lemon or one lime. Squeeze the juice into a cup and add an equal amount of extra virgin olive oil. If you're on a diet, use less oil.

Season with salt and a little black pepper. A tasty option is to add herbs such as oregano and basil. Pour the salad sauce over the vegetables and mix well. Cover and refrigerate immediately.

Bon appetit!

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