Five minute salads

10 Mar 2013

Since upgrading my lifestyle SALADS have become a staple. I was never averse to making or eating them in the past, but getting the health benefits of salads means having them on a regular basis, and that means planning, preparation and inspiration.

I have my own techniques that I’ll share with you in one of my salad tutorials, but here are some inspirational ideas for five minute salads, particularly if you’re short on time, which many of us are. Note that some of these claim to be less than 1 minute salads, but with the preparation involved you will need more than 60 seconds. I’ll also share with you in another post how to REALLY make ONE MINUTE SALADS – at home, at work, or on the road.

If you are going to start eating salads regularly make sure you know how to make them quick and that you have enough ideas in your head so that you have variety and you don’t run out of ideas and switch back to something less healthful.

Ceaser salad
It might take you 5 minutes to prepare the ingredients one evening, but you can mix them all in work in under a minute.

Quinoa Salad
Make up the quinoa one evening when you’re making your evening meal, and then use another day to make this salad

Mark Sisson’s 2 minute salad
Chop those ingredients on a sunday, box up and you’re ready to go for the week. But in 5 minutes you could do the whole thing from scratch.

Tuna Nicoise Salad
If you had some pre-boiled potatoes and hard-boiled eggs left over you could do this all in under 5 minutes if you’re nifty in the kitchen. Speedy salads are all in the training, and I can teach you some good tricks in my salad tutorials.

Mike Foster’s Vegan Protein Veggie Salad
You don’t have to be vegan to eat this.

Cold chicken, herb and rocket salad recipe
Roast a chicken at the weekend and you’re set for at least two family lunches during the week using the cold cuts of chicken stored in the fridge.

Mango slaw
A refreshing salad to have with a barbeque.

2-Minute Beet and Arugula Salad
Roast the beetroot at the weekend from fresh out the ground, or simply use pre-cooked beetroot. This dressing is fantastic.

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